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PEEC: Explore Worlds Of Science Fiction Jan. 17

first_imgExplore the worlds of popular science fiction shows at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Peter Polko will provide an introduction to fan-based 3D recreations and then participants will get to try them out as well. Courtesy/PEEC PEEC also will play the full-dome film ‘EXPLORE’ at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 in the planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC PEEC News:Have you ever wished you could activate the gate in Stargate Command, take The Orville for a spin or walk the decks of the Enterprise? With the advent of more powerful computers, recreating environments with stunning detail is now a possibility. Join Peter Polko for “These Are the Voyages …” at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17 at the Los Alamos Nature Center to explore the worlds of some popular science fiction shows.At this event, Polko will highlight three 3D recreations with an outer space theme: Stargate Network, The Orville – Interactive Fan Experience and the Virtual Enterprise D Recreation. After a short introduction and tutorial, participants can explore these new worlds themselves. Since these are fan productions, they are free to download. Polko will provide several computers that participants can wait in line for or participants can bring their own computers to this event! This program is free to attend.In addition to this program, PEEC will play the full-dome film “EXPLORE” at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 in the nature center’s planetarium. This film presents a broad selection of science topics in a modern and accessible way in a story that revolves around the ambition to colonize Mars — a topic at the forefront of current trends in space adventure films for the giant screen. By closely examining the example of Johannes Kepler and his three laws of planetary motions, “EXPLORE” also shows how the achievements of individuals can change the world — and how much we all benefit from them.No tickets or registration is required for “These Are the Voyates …” and this program is free to attend. Seating is limited for “EXPLORE”, so please call the nature center at 505.662.0460 or stop by to reserve your tickets. “EXPLORE” is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Events in the planetarium are not recommended for children under age 4.For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.last_img read more

Tchenguiz to buy 50% stake in Chesterton residential arm

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Messer Group selects communications company AT&T to provide Europe-wide data network

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Airgas acquires Nordan Smith

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Sherwood Valve – NGV Valve Series

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Steel Cutting Ceremony Held for Petronas FLNG, Malaysia

first_imgPetronas held steel cutting ceremony for its floating LNG facility. The ceremony was led by PETRONAS’ President and Group CEO, Tan Sri Dato’ Shamsul Azhar Abbas and was jointly hosted by Technip’s President & CEO Mr. Thierry Pilenko and DSME’s President & CEO Mr. Jaeho Ko.PETRONAS signed the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning contract for the project with the Technip and DSME consortium in June 2012.The floating LNG facility will be located in Malaysia’s Kanowit gas field, 180 kilometres offshore Sarawak and will have the capacity to produce 1.2 mtpa of LNG per year.Once operational, the facility is expected to change the landscape of the LNG business where the liquefaction, production and offloading processes of LNG, previously only possible at onshore plants are now able to be carried out hundreds of kilometres away from land and closer to offshore gas sources.As such, the facility will also play a significant role in efforts to unlock the gas reserves in Malaysia’s remote and stranded fields currently deemed uneconomical to develop and evacuate.[mappress]LNG World News Staff, June 25, 2013last_img read more

BSEE and USCG Witness First-Of-Its-Size Oil Spill Response Test at Ohmsett

first_imgLate last week, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Oil Spill Response Division Chief David Moore, along with U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy Chief Captain Claudia Gelzer and Lieutenant Commander Wes James, viewed a 42-foot long skimming vessel test, the first-of-its-size at Ohmsett, BSEE’s National Oil Spill Response Research and Renewable Energy Test Facility in Leonardo, New Jersey.The 42-foot long oil skimming vessel was placed in the tank at Ohmsett to test the vessels’ oil recovery rate. The vessel, designed with integrated floating collection arms and hydrocarbon separation tank, was shipped from France for the test. Moore and Ohmsett Facility Manager Bill Schmidt gave the USCG visitors a tour of the test where the group went both onboard the vessel and along the main and auxiliary bridges above the tank to view the test. The group then visited the facility’s onsite oil/water laboratory where Ohmsett Senior Test Engineer Alan Guarino talked about the oils and dispersants used during research experiments conducted at the facility.BSEE is the principal federal agency funding offshore oil spill response research, and Ohmsett is a key part of the bureau’s Oil Spill Response Research Program.Press Release, August 27, 2014; Image: BSEElast_img read more

El Faro’s Captain Relied on BonVoyage Forecasts

first_imgIn the latest testimonies of the second round of El Faro hearings the US Coast Guard’s Marine Board of Investigation heard that the vessel’s captain relied heavily on the BonVoyage weather system, local media informed.The board listened to a testimony from Kevin Stith, the Captain of El Yunque, who said that he believes the system was Captain Michael Davidson’s primary resource.Last week’s hearings revealed that El Faro was sailing with outdated weather forecasts when it encountered Hurricane Joaquin near the Bahamas on October 1, 2015. The vessel’s weather monitoring program received a forecast which might have been 10 hours old, the executives with Applied Weather Technology, which delivers forecasts through the BonVoyage system, testified in earlier hearings.The projected path for Hurricane Joaquin was also out-of-date by at least ten hours when El Faro was already long on its voyage, therefore, the vessel’s crew did not have an accurate track of the storm.Stith, who earlier served aboard the El Faro as its first mate for about three weeks, said that he trusted Davidson’s judgement and abilities to navigate his vessel in stormy weather as he was aboard the cargo ship when it encountered rough weather from Tropical Storm Erika in August 2015.In late September, Stith and Davidson’s vessels crossed paths as El Yunque was headed to Jacksonville, while El Faro was headed South to Puerto Rico on the ill-fated journey.El Yunque’s captain testified that he informed Davidson that the storm was intensifying, as he encountered a 100-mile an hour wind gust.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Outsourcing association for law firms launched

first_imgEight UK companies have formed an association, chaired by a solicitor, to provide outsourcing services for law firms across the country. The Solicitors Outsourcing Association said it aims to assist solicitors in reducing their overheads. The association, chaired by solicitor Martin Read, will provide an ‘umbrella’ service that includes: accounting and bookkeeping; cloud hosting and IT support; dictation services; file review and regulatory compliance audits; human resources and employment law services; legal cost experts; outsourced reception; and voice and data IT services. The association’s eight member companies are: Cloud Computing Centre (cloud hosting and on-premise IT support of Chessington, Surrey); Concert (voice and data IT services, Knutsford, Cheshire); d2u (outsourced dictation services, Bury, Greater Manchester); Deminos (human resources and employment law, London, Manchester, Bristol, Reading, Nottingham, Leeds and Gateshead); Distinctive Partnerships (file review and compliance audits, Rosset, Chester); MRN (legal costs, Manchester); Moneypenny (switchboard services, Wrexham); and The Cashroom LLP (accountancy and legal bookkeeping, Livingston, Scotland). Further potential members are currently undergoing quality checks.last_img read more

Helping London’s elderly cope with heatwaves

first_imgLondon was hotter than Miami towards the end of last month, and by 2050 hot weather like this will be a regular feature of summers in the capital. Major heat waves, like the one we experienced in 2003, used to be a once every two-decade event. Soon they will occur every three years. While there are positives to having hot weather in cities, it also presents urban areas with major challenges. So, how can our industry help cities like London adapt to a hotter climate, as well as other extreme weather events?I’m part of a team working with cities to help them become more resilient. A major focus is helping them adapt to, and become better at managing the impacts of climate change. These will be felt through an increase in extreme weather events such as heat waves and floods. Crucially, it is often the most vulnerable people, particularly the elderly, in cities that will experience these impacts more intensely.  City dwellers currently represent 54% of the total world population. The world’s growing and urbanising population is also ageing. By 2050 people aged over 65 will comprise a fifth of the total world population and people aged over 80 will quadruple. Combined, these trends mean more people will be exposed and vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in cities.Together with research partners University College London, King’s College London, Climate UK, HelpAge International and Satellite Applications Catapult, we recently published a report which looks at the impact of climate change and extreme weather events in London, New York and Shanghai. Specifically, we focused on the exposure and vulnerability of the ageing populations in these global cities.Based on the resulting Heat Vulnerability Index, Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets were found to have the greatest number of high vulnerability areasFor London, we used satellite data to obtain surface temperature maps for the city. These revealed differences of up to 10oC between different areas during the 2003 heat wave, due to the “Urban Heat Island Effect”. We combined this data with socio-economic factors, including population density, health, mobility and quality of housing to understand where the population is most at risk.Based on the resulting Heat Vulnerability Index, Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets were found to have the greatest number of high vulnerability areas, where older people are especially at risk from heat-related illnesses as the capital gets hotter. High temperatures present a particular risk to the elderly, as they are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and exhaustion. Heat waves can also exacerbate impairments associated with pre-existing health conditions such as asthma, heart disease and diabetes.Source: ArupInner city elderly most at risk from increasing heat waves in LondonBut the good news is that there are a wide range of “win-win” measures that can increase the resilience of elderly urban populations that have wider environmental, social and economic benefits. For example:Creating more green and blue infrastructure in and around new developments and within existing areas to increase cooling potential. Implementing shading of high streets, entrances to tube and train stations, bus stops and external spaces through tree planting and structures. Transforming grey surfaces to green, and impermeable surfaces to permeable. This also has benefits for water management, air quality and biodiversityTaking a “design for future climate and people” approach to new building, infrastructure and public realm projects. Integrating climate change projections and the needs of an ageing population into designs. We may need to start thinking about “silver infrastructure”, as well as green, blue and digital infrastructure, to support older people in cities, buildings and public spaces.Using passive design measures in new buildings and developments. Installing air conditioning in every new building is not the answer. It’s expensive and only exacerbates the problem we are trying to address due to the energy required, and the associated carbon and waste heat. Selected buildings may need to be able to switch on energy efficient, low carbon air conditioning during the hottest months, for the most vulnerable people. But most of us and most of our buildings can do without out it for most of the time.The aim of our report is to create greater understanding and awareness of the risks of hot weather and other extreme weather events for the most vulnerable people in cities. Our work is part of a growing community of interest and expertise in this area.Built environment professionals like us have an opportunity to help people cope with increasing extreme weather events, in ways which have wider resilience and efficiency benefits. Measures don’t have to be expensive or hi-tech. But our industry needs to think creatively about how to “do more with less” and start doing things now.Polly Turton is a climate change adaptation consultant for Aruplast_img read more