“We are taking action to deal with the growing number of orphaned well sites by cleaning them up, as well as preventing this from happening in the future,” said Mungall. “Industry will continue to be responsible for their activities, as we provide additional tools for the BC Oil and Gas Commission to protect the environment.”The levy will be set by the BC Oil and Gas Commission board, with Treasury Board approval.Other amendments to the OGAA will increase the commission’s authority to protect public safety and recover the costs associated with these activities. For example, the OGC would be able to establish roadblocks, if necessary, when dealing with an emergency, and recover the cost of those activities from the permit holder responsible for the situation. Other amendments would improve the commission’s operations and strengthen their capacity to manage heritage resources. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Minister Michelle Mungall has introduced legislation that, if enacted, would oversee improved restoration of orphaned oil and gas wells in B.C.If approved by the legislature, Bill 15, the Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Statutes Amendment Act, 2018, will amend the Oil and Gas Activities Act and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Act. Amendments to the OGAA would improve funding for orphan site restoration by replacing the current tax structure with a levy to be paid into an industry-funded program that addresses the cost of restoration and environmental clean-up. Additional amendments would also limit orphan sites by granting the commission the ability to require permit holders to conduct restoration work on inactive sites.The BC Oil and Gas Commission would also have the power to refuse permit requests if parties had a history of non-compliance.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – St John Ambulance Therapy Dog Duvessa and her handler Faye Anstey, Fort St John Unit Facilitator, St John Ambulance (SJA) Therapy Dog Program travelled to Vancouver to help evaluate the Lieutenant General’s dog.Vice-Regal Canine Consort, MacDuff is the new Canine Ambassador to the Therapy Dog Program as he passed the evaluation conducted by long-time volunteer TDP Evaluator, Canadian Forces Veteran and volunteer Joy Dockrey.Provincial Headquarters expressed their excitement to welcome the Lieutenant General to SJA Provincial Office and be part of the evaluation for MacDuff. Her Honour is thrilled about MacDuff’s successful evaluation and looks forward to promoting the SJA Therapy Dog Program at every suitable opportunity.Handlers and their dogs of the SJA Therapy Program travelled from across the province to participate in the day and celebrate with MacDuff and a ‘Pupcake’. Attendees from the Therapy Dog Program and their Handlers were Laura and Reilly, Yvonne and Branston, Ashten and Pig, Faye and Duvessa.Local Therapy Dog, Duvessa is a 7-year-old Great Dane and weighs 115lbs. When standing on her hind legs she is about 5 foot 10 inches shared her handler Anstey. Due to Duvessa’s size, she sat in the cabin of the Air Canada flight to Vancouver.There are 701 Handlers and their dogs serving 22 communities across BC with an additional three units to come on board in 2019. The Peace Region has dogs and handlers in Fort St John, Dawson Creek and Chetwynd. These volunteers give more than 6500 hours a month as they provide support to the sick, the elderly and the lonely.Anstey shares, St John Ambulance certifies Therapy dogs, these are not Service dogs.If anyone has questions or wishes to have a therapy dog brought into their workplace, school, hospital, care home or a special event, they can email; FortStJohnTDP@sjabcy.ca
The BBC Earth Report programmes that UNEP will support cover topics such as wildlife smuggling, sustainable fisheries and water contamination.The series, seen weekly in some 180 million homes on BBC World Television, is the “only weekly series on global television that sets out to cover the issues on the World Summit’s agenda,” according to Tore Brevik, UNEP’s Director of Communications.According to the UN agency, the new series of the Earth Report will provide “food for thought” as world leaders prepare for the Summit, which will take place in Johannesburg from 26 August to 4 September.
The No. 13 Ohio Sate field hockey team looks to finish its season strong against No. 20 Northwestern Saturday.The Buckeyes seek their first Big Ten road win of the season when they travel to Evanston, Ill. The Buckeyes are 0-2 on the road in conference play, having lost to Penn State and Michigan State.The Buckeyes will face a Wildcat team that has struggled through the Big Ten season, posting a record of 1-4. Past meetings between the conference foes have been dominated by the Buckeyes, who have won the last 21 contests. The Buckeyes have shut out the Wildcats in their past three meetings.Saturday’s game will be Senior Day for the Wildcats, who are are led by seniors Courtney Plaster-Strange and Elizabeth Dobbs. The duo is second and third in points, respectively. The Buckeyes need a victory over Northwestern to remain in second place in the Big Ten. A loss would open the door for Indiana to take control of second place in the conference. The Hoosiers travel to Ann Arbor to face Michigan Saturday.The Big Ten standings are critical as the conference tournament starts Nov. 5. in East Lansing on Michigan State’s campus. Michigan State has already secured the top seed in the conference tournament and the first round bye. The Buckeyes will earn either the second or third seed, depending on the results of Saturday’s games.The first round of the tournament is Nov. 5, followed by the semifinals on Nov. 6 and the finals Nov. 8.Last year’s Buckeye squad made a run to the conference championship game before falling to Iowa, 2-1, in overtime.Since that loss, many players, including seniors Lindsay Quintiliani and Natalia Ciminello, said winning the Big Ten is the team’s number one goal. While Michigan State has already clinched the regular season, the tournament championship is still up for grabs.If the Buckeyes achieve their goal and win the Big Ten tournament, they will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. If they fall short, they will look to earn an at-large bid.The NCAA tournament begins Nov. 14, when the Buckeyes will look to achieve another team goal — a trip to the final four.
PITTSBURGH – Ohio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta said Friday that his team’s focus was on surviving and advancing in the NCAA Tournament, and that’s exactly what it did against Gonzaga. The Buckeyes (29-7) will play in a third consecutive Sweet 16 after defeating No. 7-seed Gonzaga, 73-66, in a third-round NCAA Tournament East Region game Saturday at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The OSU sophomore tandem of guard Aaron Craft and forward Deshaun Thomas pulled the Buckeyes out of a first-half rut and scored 17 and 18 points, respectively. It was sophomore big man Jared Sullinger, who finished the game with 18 points, that put the game away in the closing moments. Sullinger helped sink Gonzaga after the Bulldogs fought back to tie the game, 61-61, with fewer than four minutes to play. Sullinger dumped six points on the Bulldogs in the final minute of play, including a lay-in against Gonzaga’s 7-foot senior center, Robert Sacre. Senior guard William Buford and sophomore guard Lenzelle Smith Jr., combined for five free-throws to help put the game on ice and advance the Buckeyes. OSU will play the winner of No. 6-seed Cincinnati and No. 3-seed Florida State in Boston, Mass., in the Sweet 16. The Bearcats, one of four teams from the state of Ohio to advance to the tournament’s third round, is scheduled to tip their game against the Seminoles Sunday at 9:40 p.m., in Nashville, Tenn. In the early moments, OSU’s scoring came via the 3-point shot, with Sullinger hitting each of his first attempts while Buford nailed his first. Craft hit another 3-pointer to help OSU tie the game, 12-12. OSU fell behind in a back-and-forth affair and trailed Gonzaga, 24-20, 10:12 into the game. The Bulldogs put their size to use and owned the paint, collecting four offensive rebounds to that point and outscoring OSU, 14-2. Sacre laid a basket home as he was fouled with 7:58 to play. He converted the free-throw to make the score 27-20. Through his first 35 games of the season, Craft averaged nine points per game. Against Gonzaga, Craft matched his average by the 3:36 mark in the first half. The nine points were only good enough keep the Buckeyes’ deficit at 32-27. A partisan CONSOL Energy Center crowd was backing the Buckeyes, and a surge late in the half by Thomas brought those fans to life. Thomas did all of his first-half scoring in the final 5:01 of the half, but the 12 points he deposited helped OSU claim a 37-37 tie. A lay-in by Craft in the closing seconds put the finishing touch on a 10-3 run that put the Buckeyes up, 39-37, heading into the locker room. Both teams shot a high percentage from the field by halftime – OSU shot 62 percent on 16-of-26 from the field while Gonzaga connected on 14-of-31 attempts for 45 percent. Craft continued his offensive surge with six points before the first media timeout in the second half. Sullinger stole an in-bound pass and heaved the ball up-court to Craft who finished at the hoop and was fouled. Craft hit the free-throw attempt to follow, putting OSU up, 46-39, with fewer than 16 minutes to play. Sullinger was assessed his third foul with 14:43 to play, and was exchanged by Matta for junior forward Evan Ravenel. OSU’s offense was rolling with Sullinger, though. Thomas deposited a 3-pointer just before Sullinger’s exit from the game, and Buford hit one immediately after to put OSU up, 52-42. The lead was the biggest of the game for the Buckeyes to that point, and Gonzaga coach Mark Few called a timeout as fans donning Scarlet and Gray rose to their feet. To that point, OSU had shot 47 percent from 3-point territory, connecting on 8-of-17 attempts. Then OSU went cold. Gonzaga cut into the lead by the 7:24 mark of the second half, and trailed, 58-54. After moving to within four points, Sacre, who finished with eight points, came back on defense and called Bulldogs fans to make noise. Minutes later, Gonzaga pulled to within two points and forced Matta to call a timeout with 5:48 to play. By the 3:58 mark, the game was tied. Neutral fans in the crowd turned and began to support the mid-major program from Spokane, Wash., which posted 25 wins in the regular season and West Coast Conference Tournament. The Bulldogs also dismantled West Virginia on Thursday, 77-54, to advance to the third round. Then OSU turned to Sullinger to ice the game. Sullinger’s six points, plus the free-throws from Buford, Thomas and Smith, finally put the game out of reach and sent the Buckeyes through to the next round of the tournament. Start time for OSU’s Thursday game in Boston has not been announced.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUG students complain of exorbitant graduation fees, threaten boycottJuly 16, 2016In “latest news”Two separate ceremonies for the 2000 UG students graduating in NovemberOctober 30, 2017In “Business”Poor turnout at UG’s ‘massive march’; Unions not disappointedFebruary 16, 2015In “Politics” A much-anticipated momentous occasion for hundreds of students quickly went downhill after the administration of the University of Guyana opted for a venue change for the larger of two segments of their 51st Convocation Ceremony on Saturday last.This decision resulted in over 1200 graduands being cramped into the auditorium of the Sophia Exhibition Centre, while a great number of their family members and loved ones were left exposed to the elements, which was the reason behind shifting the ceremony from the university’s Turkeyen Campus in the first place.Hundreds of family members barred from UG’s graduation ceremonyAmidst the unbecoming conditions, students took to social media even as the ceremony was underway to express their displeasures over the unpleasant situation which plagued their graduation day.Topping the list of grievances aired on the various online platforms was the poor accommodations put in place for the relatives of the graduating students. Adding to that, many relayed concerns in regard to the disorganisation in seating arrangements of the graduands which hindered the smooth flow in the ceremony. Some of the other issues raised were poor ventilation and disruption in audio during the proceeding.In fact, some even expressed that the mere decision to stage the ceremony at the Sophia Centre was by virtue a disgraceful send off for students who have underwent significant expenses to pursue a tertiary education at the institution.Meanwhile, in her public outburst, a Social Sciences graduate highlighted that her family were visiting from overseas, particularly to be a part of the occasion. However, they were unable to share in her accomplishment as she ascended the stage given that they were tucked away in the compound. After being locked out of the graduation ceremony and due to a sudden downpour, the foreign relatives were left with no choice but to pack up and leave.As such, in light of all that had occurred, the University of Guyana’s Student Society (UGSS) on Monday announced that they have approached the institution’s administration, presenting a list of recommendations to correct the deplorable outcomes of their graduation which was hosted over the weekend.This was after numerous complaints have reached the body, both from members of the UGSS as well as representatives of the faculty, despite the grand preparations advertised by UG’s administration for the staging of this year’s Convocation.Among the suggestions offered by the student representative body was that there should be an immediate apology issued to the affected students and their families by means of electronic notice board, notice boards on campuses, schools and centers, and in the public press.Continuing on that, the UGSS is calling for a refund of portion of the monies invested by the students for their graduation packages.Relatives of graduating students left standing in the Sophia compound“The society estimates that at least sixteen million dollars ($16,000,000) was available from student graduation fees for coordination, facilities and other peripherals connected to the convocation. Recognising the efforts of the University to introduce new features they Executive stated that “notwithstanding this we submit that both a justice perspective and service perspective require some consolation to the affected students even as we work harder to ensure future convocations meet the standards imagined now,” related the body.Moreover, the final suggestion put forth by the UGSS was the establishment of a permanent Convocation Committee which will function as a sub-committee of the Academic Board to consist of representatives from academic and support staff, students’ society, guild of graduates, and each faculty’s graduating class. This, they highlighted, can help to prevent future recurrences of such appalling outcomes.With criticisms still pouring in following what was dubbed the “disgraceful” Sophia graduation, the University of Guyana’s Tain Campus in Berbice is set to host its Convocation, where more than 200 students will graduate on November 18. As such, the public will be closely looking on with high expectations of the institute correcting its recent mistakes.
Wärtsilä and De Beers Marine have signed an agreement for the replacement of generating sets aboard De Beers’ diamond mining ship Debmar Pacific. The vessel, originally built in the 1970s, will be outfitted with new Wärtsilä gensets to extend their lifetime and improve reliability. Debmar Pacific is engaged in diamond mining operations off the coast of Namibia. With modern gensets, the lifetime of the vessel is extended and its specific fuel oil consumption (SFOC) is reduced. In addition, the new equipment is more reliable and needs less maintenance, reducing disruptions in operations and OPEX expenditure.Debmar Pacific is owned and operated by Debmarine Namibia, a joint venture between De Beers Group and the Namibian government. “Offshore mining operations require reliable, cost-effective power. By investing in efficient, modern generating sets, we can significantly improve the availability of Debmarine Namibia’s vessels and thereby increase productivity. In addition, we are unifying the engine base to Wärtsilä engines on some vessels, including a recently completed newbuild,” says Domingos Valbom, General Manager, De Beers Marine.“We are happy to deepen our relationship with De Beers Marine and honoured by the trust they show us by choosing Wärtsilä to improve the reliability of one more vessel in their fleet. In addition, its fuel consumption will be lower, contributing to both better environmental performance and reduced total cost of ownership,” says Serge Begue, Vice President, South Europe & Africa, Services at Wärtsilä.This agreement, signed in May 2018, expands the cooperation between Wärtsilä and Debmarine Namibia. In 2017, De Beers Marine and Wärtsilä signed similar type of agreements to outfit new Wärtsilä gensets to Debmarine Namibia’s diamond mining vessels Grand Banks and Debmar Atlantic. Additionally, Wärtsilä is currently carrying out an engine control system upgrade project in Debmarine Namibia’s diamond-mining vessel Mafuta.
Even if Nintendo isn’t saying anything, we all know that the Nintendo NX is arriving in March 2017. We don’t know exactly what it is (a Wii U replacement or a hybrid also replacing the 3DS), and we don’t know how much it will cost, but it definitely won’t arrive before March. However, UK supermarket chain Tesco thinks it knows better.A page has appeared on Tesco’s website stating that the Nintendo NX Wii U (yes, they really have called it that) will release on December 31, 2016. It also had a price set at £349.99 ($450) when it first appeared, but that price has since been removed. Unfortunately, there is no image of the NX accompanying the listing.So why would such a page be made live by a major UK retailer when we know the NX isn’t arriving until March? The most likely explanation is it’s a mistake, but it could be related to a Nintendo pre-order campaign.Although I wouldn’t be surprised to see Nintendo wait until after Christmas now to talk about the NX, they could still announce the system in the next month or two. If they do, then pre-orders may go live as we head into 2017. Every retailer will want a piece of that, especially if the NX proves popular.Image courtesy of EurogamerFor now we should just treat this as a mistake on Tesco’s part. However, the fact the price has been removed but the product listing remains live could prove telling. Something may actually be happening on December 31st, but what? NX Revealed as the Nintendo SwitchNintendo orders 10 million NX consoles Stay on target
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WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets this Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Town Hall (Room 9) at 7pm. An Executive Session precedes the meeting at 6pm.There are some noteworthy items on the agenda, including:Selectmen will hold a discussion on the construction of a fire/police substation in North Wilmington.Town Manager Jeff Hull will provide Selectmen with a status update on the Surface Transportation Board relative to the warehouse proposal on the Olin site.Finance Director Bryan Perry will provide Selectmen with a memo on the town’s cash controls procedures.Selectmen will receive a letter from Verizon requesting the commencement of formal renewing proceedings.Selectmen will recognize Rapican Systems for a flag pole donation at Silver Lake.Selectmen will consider executing a new contract for AFSCME Local 1703 Unit II.Selectmen will consider pole locations on Salem Street and Anthony Avenue.Selectmen will consider the request of a neighborhood block party on Lucaya Circle on September 21.Selectmen will consider the request of illuminating the Town Common gold during the month of September in observance of childhood cancer awareness.Selectmen will consider signing the deed for the town’s latest accepted way, Mink Run Road.Selectmen will consider signing orders of taking on Pomfret Road and Shady Lane Drive (right of way & utility easement).Selectmen will consider the request of Wilmington Volleyball to hold a car wash on Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 11am to 2pm, in the Fourth of July parking lot.Selectmen will consider the request of RMLD to put signage on the Town Common for two upcoming events.Selectmen will consider whether to consent to allowing Town Counsel (KP Law) to represent RMLD regarding the potential purchase of property located off of Route 125.Selectmen will consider the request of a manager change at Red Heat Tavern.The meeting will be telecast live by Wilmington Community Television on WCTV — Channel 9 on Comcast and Channel 37 on Verizon. The meeting will also be streamed on WCTV’s website HERE.Wilmington Apple intends to report on many of the items above – and any other news that comes from the meeting — over the next two weeks. Wilmington Apple will live-tweet the meeting HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 10 Things That Happened At Last Week’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Selectmen To Discuss Senior Center, Palmer Park, WHS Gym Floor At September 9 MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Analog Devices Expansion, Ristuccia Arena, Open Space, Flood Insurance On Agenda For MeetingIn “Government”
Alaska is the place to be if you want to study earthquakes. In a year, it has as many earthquakes as all the other states combined. Scientific study of those quakes is beginning to ramp up significantly as the National Science Foundation deploys a new network of seismic sensors this summer.Download AudioAlaska has dozens of seismometers that measure earthquakes, but they’re mostly clustered around Southcentral, Fairbanks and on the volcanoes of the Alaska Peninsula.Over the next five years the state will be getting many more – close to 400 of them, funded by the National Science Foundation through the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, or IRIS. The instruments going in are state of the art, says IRIS spokeswoman Perle Dorr.“They can detect movement of a magnitude six earthquake from anywhere around the world, they can detect movement of about the thickness of your hair,” Dorr said.IRIS has the whole region mapped out in a grid. Every 43 miles there’s a dot, marking the target for one of these seismometers. Some of them mark equipment already in place, but for many of the dots, somebody has to get there and spend a couple of days auguring out a hole, if possible in bedrock, and cementing one of these instruments, looking much like a tin can, in there, then setting up the solar collector and communications array. All the while dealing with weather, mosquitoes and wildlife. Firearms training is required.This will be the Transportable Array, spread all over the state, into Canada, and in the Bering Sea. Peter Haeussler of the U.S. Geological Survey says they will be seeing earthquakes they would not have seen before.“And with this instrumentation that’ll be in places in Alaska where there has never been a seismometer before I think we’re gonna learn a lot about seismic activity in say Western Alaska, Northwestern Alaska or Northern Alaska that we had no idea even existed before,” Haeussler said.The array has already been in and out of 1700 sites across the continent. When an earthquake happens it takes about a day for all the data to come in, but it is made available to researchers and the public at once on a website called “earthscope.”“Every time there’s a large earthquake that’s recorded by the transportable array in North America we make animations of the waves moving through the array, and so for some like the Virginia earthquake in 2011, the stations were in the Midwest at the time and it was like watching ripples on a pond move through the seismometers,” Andy Frassetto, an IRIS hardware specialist, said.The array gives geologists a much better picture of what’s going on under the surface. It will find faults nobody knew existed and Frassetto says it will be a big help in assessing earthquake risk.“Being able to understand the rate and distribution of earthquakes is really key to assessing where strain is accumulating, which areas are actually releasing and transmitting stress, and it really allows you to have a complete picture of what the earth is doing,” Frassetto said.Last week the Seismological Society of America had its annual national meeting in Anchorage, partly to talk about the array and partly because of the anniversary of the great Alaska earthquake – the event that convinced scientists the continents move and collide, causing volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Peter Haeussler says information provided by the array is certain to answer some basic scientific questions about the forces that built the Alaska Range, blew up Katmai and are shaking Cook Inlet.“And so there’s this piece of crust that was kind of ripped off of somewhere like the British Columbia margin, came northward, started colliding into the southern Alaska margin somewhere around 25 million years ago, and sort of doing a “right punch” into Southern Alaska,” Haeussler said. “And in that process there has been more than one oceanic plate that’s been sort of diving down underneath the margin.”“I have no doubt that after this array is installed that we’re gonna be much better able to image these slabs that are down there at depth, and what’s happened to them in this really 25 million year period since that collision began.”In a sense, scientists now start waiting for a big earthquake. With this much instrumentation in place, it would be a scientific bonanza. But earthquakes operate in geologic time scales, and after 2018, it’s not clear how much more the National Science Foundation will put into the project. What happens to any given site next would largely be up to the organizations involved.“And I think there would be hope that at the end of the period that the National Science Foundation is supporting this array that we be able to keep some of these instruments out there so we could have a much longer record of what’s happening in the earth’s crust here in Alaska,” Haeussler said.Sometimes, as when the array came to Wyoming, even more instruments get added. In that case, scientists got answers to basic questions about how the Rocky Mountains were formed.
Migrants on a boat. File PhotoA boat carrying around 70 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa has sunk in the Mediterranean, leaving three people dead and dozens missing, Tunisian officials said Friday.The bodies of three people who drowned in the incident were found Friday, a spokesman for the Tunisian defence ministry said, adding the boat left Zuwara on the northwestern Libyan coast on Thursday.A fishing boat picked up 16 survivors, who were transferred on board one of three military vessels involved in the search and rescue operation, said spokesman Mohamed Zekri.A Maltese helicopter was also mobilised, he said.According to those rescued, between 60 to 70 people from sub-Saharan Africa were thought to be on board, Zekri added.Interior ministry spokesman Sofiene Zaag said however around 75 people were believed to have been on board the Italy-bound boat when it left Libya.The Red Crescent said there could have been as many as 90 passengers on board the ill-fated vessel, which could indicate a much steeper death toll.”We will probably never know the exact number of those who died,” said Mongi Slim, a Red Crescent official in the southern Tunisian town of Zarzis, where those rescued were taken.Italy’s far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini has vowed to close the country’s ports to migrants, although earlier Friday dozens who had been rescued at sea disembarked in Sicily.Rome’s populist government has taken an increasingly hard line on migration, and Salvini, head of the anti-immigrant League party, last month signed a new directive banning charity vessels from rescuing migrants off Libya.’World’s deadliest sea crossing’The UN agency for refugees UNHCR meanwhile called for stepped up search and rescue operations to avoid future tragedies in the Mediterranean, which it calls the “world’s deadliest sea crossing”.”Across the region we need to strengthen the capacity of search and rescue operations,” said Vincent Cochetel, the agency’s special envoy for the Mediterranean.”If we don’t act now, we’re almost certain to see more tragic events in the coming weeks and months,” he warned.According to the UNHCR, the journey across the Mediterranean “is becoming increasingly fatal for those who risk it”.”In the first four months of this year, one person has died (crossing the Mediterranean) for every three that have reached European shores, after departing from Libya,” it said.That is up from last year’s toll of one person in 14, according to the UN refugee agency.Libya, which has been wracked by chaos since the 2011 uprising that killed veteran dictator Moamer Kadhafi, has long been a major transit route for people desperate to reach Europe.Over the past week, and despite a surge in violence following the launch of an assault on Tripoli by strongman Khalifa Haftar, Libyan authorities have rescued hundreds of migrants stranded at sea.According to the International Organisation for Migration, 101 migrants were returned to Libya on Friday, two days after Libyan coastguard intercepted boats.The UN and rights groups have repeatedly decried the conditions in which migrants are held in Libya, where around 6,000 migrants are at detention centres, according to the IOM.The Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights NGO has denounced what it said were the European Union’s “restrictive and inhumane policies” which it said led to the latest “human tragedy”.
For too long the definition of “Game of the Year” has been unfairly narrow. How boring is it to see every website shower the same stale AAA games with praise at the end of each holiday season? So at Geek.com we’re doing what we can to put a stop to this in Game of the Year, a new column celebrating worthy alternative picks for the year’s greatest game regardless of genre, platform, year of release, or even quality. Here, any game can be Game of the Year!This week’s Game of the Year is Game of the Year: 420BLAZEIT vs. xxXilluminatiXxx [wow/10 #rekt edition] Montage Parody The Game, or Game of the Year: 420 BLAZEIT for short. I could just stop this article right now. Of course, this is the game of the year. “Game of the Year” is right in the title. But video games are no stranger to false advertising. After all, we’re about the get the fifteenth Final Fantasy, which isn’t very final at all. Fortunately, Game of the Year: 420 BLAZEIT lives up to its ambitious moniker.The skeleton of Game of the Year: 420BLAZEIT is a single-level, fairly straightforward, but totally competent PC first-person shooter. Instead of waging war on a wide open battlefield like in Call of Duty or… Battlefield, players sweep through tight rooms and corridors packed with enemies. It’s a throwback design. Also, like in more classic shooters, there’s an increased emphasis on strategic movement, balancing defense and offense while taking advantage of the layout. Jump, pick up health and ammo and shoot from the hip or down the sights with different guns like machine guns and sniper rifles and ghetto blasters.However, while Game of the Year: 420BLAZEIT may sound and play like a regular shooter on paper, in practice, it’s actually a dank dreamscape of internet memes and thick layers of modern gaming culture detritus. Mountain Dew and Doritos, the holy nourishment of the gaming religion, litter the rooms. They replenish your health. The enemies that charge you have low-res Guy Fawkes masks and Reaction Faces for heads. Weed is everywhere. Most times when you shoot something the screen explodes and slows to a crawl with neon colors, dancing GIFs, fullscreen L337speak, and all sorts of other nonsense devouring your vision. And that’s before Sanic and Shrek enter the picture. It’s a beautiful nightmare, perverted and juvenile hyperactive vaporwave, a twisted reflection of gaming itself.The website where you can download the game for free for Mac, Linux, or PC Master Race features loads of parodic praise. “Supreme game R8 8/8 Better than half life 2+1 Disappointed cuz no microtransactions” “Can I sacrifice my unborn child to you?” “10/10 it’s okay” – IGN. Note: IGN is Geek.com’s sister site.What makes Game of the Year: 420BLAZEIT actually work is not only are the jokes a funny indictment of how garish and corporate and mindless modern game culture can be from someone who really understands it but playing the game itself is fun enough to make you want to proceed. It’s easy to imagine a version of this game that’s amusing initially but too much of a chore to play. You shouldn’t be surprised then that the creator, Andy Sum, is a game developer who honestly knows what he’s doing. Sum worked on hit mobile game Crossy Road, another potential game of the year, so even his purposefully slummy game still has an underlying amount of craft.Game of the Year: 420BLAZEIT is free and you can blaze through it in one sitting, so there’s no excuse for not giving it a shot unless you’re just afraid of its magnificence, which is fair. Game of the Year: 420BLAZEIT is timely, scathing, dank, ogre-filled, and actually fun to play. Plus it’s called “Game of the Year,” so it’s the Game of the Year.Check back next week to read about the next Game of the Year! Review: ‘Fantasy Strike’ Is A Fighting Game That Understands…Game of the Year: Jordan Minor’s Best Video Games of 2018 Stay on target
A team of scientists from CETIM CERMAT and the Laboratoire de Physique et de Mécanique Textiles (LPMT), both in Mulhouse, France, have been working on the active structure for the past few years. In a recent study published in Smart Materials and Structures, they present the material called CBCM (controlled behavior composite material), which can bend when heated.“The main advantage of the CBCM is that the entire structure is active, compared to classical actuators used in this kind of structures, such as shape memory alloys (SMA) or piezoelectric materials, so there is no problem of junction and connection between the actuator and the structure,” coauthor Gildas L’Hostis of LPMT told PhysOrg.com. “Moreover, the load that can carry the structure is much greater than the one carried by an SMA or piezoelectric material because the performances are not as limited by the rigidity of the composite structure. A third advantage is the simplicity of use – directly on DC current with a variator.”The CBCM consists of thin laminate plates, inside of which are highly conductive carbon yarns that are connected to a generator and serve as the internal heating source. When the power is turned on, the current circulates in the carbon yarns and the temperature rises in the plates. The increased temperature causes the plates to bend, and the deformation can be controlled by controlling the amount of current. The researchers experimented with two kinds of plates: “single effect” plates that can bend in one direction, and “double effect” plates that can bend in two directions. In the thin single effect plates, the temperature reached 57°C (135°F) and the structure deflected up to 15 mm. In the double effect plates (which consist of a conductive layer on one side and insulating layer on the other), the temperature reached 70°C (158°F) on the conductive side and 42°C (108°F) on the insulated side, and deflected up to 3.7 mm. While the single effect plates could deflect more, the double effect plates could lift a heavier load.The scientists also discussed incorporating a control system into the material. By adding temperature and strain sensors to the CBCM, such a system could detect variations in its background and then adapt to the new context. To demonstrate the new material, the researchers built a prototype of a 4-mm-thick retractable aerodynamic flap that could be used on cars for stabilization at high speeds. Unlike the existing flap, which has three joints and is moved with a jack, the smart material structure could move simply due to its thermomechanical properties.With its advantages over other actuators and moving components, the CBCM smart material could be useful for a variety of applications. However, more research is needed to overcome some difficulties, which the scientists highlighted in their study. For instance, future research could include testing the rigidity of the plates and minimizing local overheating, possibly with the use of carbon nanotubes. “The CBCM has already been used to manufacture an active binder for pipes,” said coauthor Karine Buet-Gautier of LPMT. “Today, some other active connectors are under study.”More information: Drobez, H.; L’Hostis, G.; Buet Gautier, K; Laurent, F.; and Durand, B. “A new active composite.” Smart Materials and Structures 18 (2009) 205020 (7pp).Copyright 2009 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. (PhysOrg.com) — Scientists have developed a new smart material that can bend under the influence of an internal heat source. The material could be used as an aerodynamic flap in cars, in order to stabilize the vehicles at high speeds. Because the entire structure actively bends, the material could have advantages over actuators that need to be externally fixed to a structure. A prototype of an aerodynamic flap made of the new smart material. The smart material consists of thin plates containing carbon yarns that can carry a current, which heats and bends the material. Image credit: H. Drobez, et al. Citation: New Smart Material Bends Under Internal Heat Source (2009, February 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-02-smart-material-internal-source.html 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. Researchers use GPS data to model effects of tidal loads on Earth’s surface Explore further
Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments Share Top Stories Monday morning probably wasn’t too kind to Cardinals’ starting quarterback Kevin Kolb.Not only was he forced to wake up with extreme soreness in his chest and ribs, but the six-year veteran had to stare the team’s first two-game losing streak of 2012 square in the face.However, for the 58 minutes he did play in the Cardinals’ 19-16 loss Sunday — he left the game late in the fourth quarter after falling awkwardly following a tackle by Buffalo’s Alex Carrington and Chris Kelsay — Kolb was one of the main reasons Arizona even had a fighting chance to pull off another improbable comeback. “With the offensive line the Cardinals have and with the struggles the tackles have had, going up against a tough front four that the Bills can throw out there, Kolb kept them in the game Sunday,” CBS NFL analyst Steve Tasker who called the game with Bill Macatee said Monday. “That game could have gotten out of hand if not for his wheels.”Kolb’s wheels tallied 66 yards on five carries, including a 22-yard scamper on 1st-and-20 that set up the Cardinals’ late game-tying score.Jay Feely’s franchise-record 61-yard field goal might have gotten the headlines, but Tasker told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf that it was Kolb’s intuitiveness and ability to improvise that even gave Feely the chance at an attempt.“That run he had for 22 yards was an absolute back-breaker for the Bills’ defense,” said Tasker, who called Sunday’s game with Bill Macatee. “That was the difference maker. That was a huge, huge spot for him to do that in. He had done that all game and it really frustrated several of the Bills’ players.” – / 19 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo
Go back to the e-newsletterFollowing the success of Australia’s first and only one-day MICE event dedicated exclusively to outbound product, Get Global, the co-founders are preparing to launch the 2018 prospectus to unprecedented interest from the MICE industry.Donna Kessler, Director and Co-Founder, Get Global, commented: “We could never have predicted the level of interest new and previous attendees have shown in being the first to receive the 2018 prospectus. We knew our inaugural Get Global tradeshow in July had disrupted the MICE industry event norm, but we didn’t realise quite how hungry the industry would be across the board. They are literally knocking down our door to be the first to know about Get Global 2018!“I believe our unexpected format, the strength of the exhibitors and purchasing power of the buyers, has been key to establishing Get Global as a leading global tradeshow and attracting key MICE players from around the world.”Get Global has been praised by the 240 focused and business ready buyers and 120 exhibitors from around the world who attended the inaugural event.Belinda Harvy, International Sales Manager, Australia and New Zealand – Movenpick Hotels and Resorts, said: “The fact we could schedule our own appointments via the app rather than on a set schedule was good as it allowed more time to talk to clients and understand what they are looking for. For a global product, the standard 10-minute speed dating type appointments is just not enough time. It also meant that everyone that came to meet with me during the show had a genuine interest in the product, rather than a lot of appointments just to fill the schedule.“The quality of buyers was very high and they were engaged and willing to discuss their business. I personally found that discussions I had here were better than other trade shows and the show was focused on global business, it was much more beneficial for a company such as ours.”With Get Global allowing buyers to circulate through the event at their own pace and into designated geographical zones to meet exhibitors, plus the educational and networking opportunities, the event has set a new benchmark for those operating in the MICE tradeshow space.Gary Bender, Director and Co-Founder, Get Global, added “Having been to most of the major MICE tradeshows around the world, I realised only a limited amount of business was actually written in 10 minute slots in 3×3 booths.“Get Global gives both buyers and sellers the opportunity to meet at their own pace. Relevant questions can be asked and answered, rather than one-way generic elevator pitches delivered. We are looking to continue to disrupt the global MICE tradeshow industry with our 2018 and encourage both buyers and sellers alike to register early to avoid being disappointed.”Jillian Balch, Incentive Travel Concierge – EVT Incentive Marketing “It was great not to have appointments – but rather to spot the various exhibitors and think ‘this would be good to pitch for a client’s trip or event’ and then have a chat with them.”With over 1320 connections made at Get Global 2017, the 2018 event is set to really deliver on its promise – Where the World Meets and attract even more buyers and sellers from around the world.Get Global – Where the World Meets, will be held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney on 20 July 2018. The VIP Press Conference will be held the afternoon prior to the event, 19 July 2018 from 4pm, at a secret location and followed by a welcome cocktail reception.Go back to the e-newsletter
The Shandong cuisine is an experience itself! Just as the scenery of Shandong cannot be described in only one word, Shandong cuisine with its various flavors is also difficult to describe. There are two major styles, the Jinan style featured in the use of soup, and Jiaodong style characterized by seafood dishes with light tastes. The Shandong cuisine tries to keep the freshness of the ingredients and is fond of salt flavor featured with tender, savory and crisp. Some of the most famous dishes are Dezhou Grilled Duck, Four Joy Meatballs and Eight Treasures Stuffed Chicken in Milk Soup. Shandong is also a very good place to experience unique features. Especially beer lovers shouldn’t miss the Qingdao International Beer Festival which is held in August every year. The event is famous for artistic parades, “Beer Carnival” games, music. On the other hand wine lovers should visit Yantai which has several well-known wine brands and beautiful chateaus. 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Koh Samui, Thailand – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineW Hotels Worldwide, the hotel category buster and industry innovator, today opens the doors of W Retreat Koh Samui, the first W in Southeast Asia. An all-villa beachfront resort uniquely located at the peak of the north shore of Thailand’s famed Samui Island, W Koh Samui brings an alluring new dimension to Thailand through its location, forward-looking design, and vibrant contemporary lifestyle. The opening of W Koh Samui is also an important milestone as W Hotels continues to grow internationally, on track to more than double its global portfolio by 2012, reaching more than 50 hotels worldwide.“W Retreat Koh Samui redefines the way we live and play. 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W Koh Samui marks an important move in the global expansion of the W brand, and after W Maldives and W Vieques, it is our third Retreat worldwide.”“W Retreat Koh Samui is another great example of our ideology in investing in a destination with a great site, product and the ideal brand to compliment it – certainly a perfect blend of lifestyle, entertainment, hospitality and commerce,” said Sunny Bajaj, Managing Director of Amburaya Hotels & Resorts. “We are confident that W Retreat Koh Samui will be a scintillating playground for the discerning leisure traveler and a fresh destination on the global stage of entertainment, music, fashion and culture for years to come.”A modern paradise of vibrant foliage, unspoiled golden sand and warm island breezes, W Koh Samui offers panoramic sunrise and sunset views of the Gulf of Thailand from its exceptional beachfront location. The Retreat features 75 private villas equipped with modern lifestyle innovations, including a private pool, daybeds, an outdoor shower, Yamaha sound system, 46-inch plasma screen TV, wine refrigerator, and the signature W bed.W Koh Samui’s signature services and amenities bring a new level of indulgence to a renowned Thai island. 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Ministers and other state officials on Sunday attended memorials for the victims of the 2011 Mari blast that claimed the lives of 13 men.Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Issues and Overseas Cypriots, who attended the memorial of Sergeant Vasilis Krokos in Nicosia, said that the government would never again allow something like that to happen.“The promise that we have to give to both Vasilis and our 12 other heroes and their families, as well as our own society, is that as a state, collectively and in a coordinated way, we will do everything so that such a great failure of the bodies and mechanisms of the state will never happen again,” Photiou said.Seven sailors and six firemen died on July 11, 2011 in a blast caused by munitions haphazardly stored at the Evangelos Florakis naval base. The munitions, stored in 98 containers, had been confiscated in 2009 from a Cyprus-flagged ship en route to Syria. They were then stacked in an open space at the base and left exposed to the elements until the day of the explosion, despite repeated warnings about the risks.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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