ESPS Numancia carries out first rescue operation

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today ESPS Numancia carries out first rescue operation Authorities ESPS Numancia carries out first rescue operation View post tag: ESPS Numancia View post tag: EUNAVFOR Med January 28, 2016 The Spanish frigate ESPS Numancia, which replaced her sister ship ESPS Canarias in the EUNAVFOR operation Sophia, yesterday, January 27, carried out her first rescue operation since joining the operation in the Mediterranean Sea.The Spanish air force aircraft VIGMA D-4 was conducting an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance flight when it spotted two rubber boats in distress in International Waters north of Libyan coast on January 27.The frigate Numancia, that has joined operation Sophia last week, was called to intervene on one of the rubber boats by the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre saving, in total, 113 lives.According to EAAS, ESPS Numancia will now transfer all migrants to a Frontex ship operating in the area as part of operation Triton.ESPS Numancia replaced her sister ship Canarias which, on January 18, ended its mission in the Central Mediterranean where the ship’s crew have been fighting illegal trafficking off the coast of Libya for more than 100 days.During this time, ESPS Canarias has participated in five rescues and has saved the lives of 945 men, 104 women and 72 children.[mappress mapid=”17644″] View post tag: Op Sophia Share this articlelast_img read more

Jay-Z Compiling New Prince Album For Tidal

first_imgJay-Z is currently working on compiling a new full-length Prince album featuring songs that have previously been unreleased to the public, reports Pitchfork. Due out in 2019, the album will first be released on Tidal, the streaming service which was acquired by Jay-Z in 2015, with the album being streamed exclusively on Tidal for two weeks before making its way to other major streaming services.As Jay-Z noted about this upcoming collaboration with the Prince estate,Our only goal is to share Prince’s music with his fans as he wanted. … After thoughtful and honest conversation with him, he chose TIDAL as his partner for HITnRUN Phase One [in 2015] and HITnRUN Phase Two [in 2016], and we will continue to respect and honor Prince’s enduring legacy and wishes with this new collection.Back in 2016, Prince’s estate filed a lawsuit against Jay-Z’s Roc Nation regarding Tidal’s claim that it had exclusive streaming rights to Prince’s music. For several years, Prince’s music was available exclusively on Tidal, but in 2017, The Purple One’s music came to other streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. With the ongoing dispute resolved and a new deal in place with Tidal and the Prince estate, Jay-Z has gotten the green light to move forward with the new album—however, the press release notes that Tidal “does not involve any of Prince’s music catalogue that is subject to prior agreements with Warner Brothers Records.”Jay-Z and Tidal’s announcement of their 2019 Prince album comes on the heels of the Prince estate’s announcement that another album of previously unreleased Prince cuts is due out in fall of this year.[H/T Pitchfork]last_img read more

Florence Fearrington Librarian appointed

first_imgVice President for the Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Sarah Thomas announced that Tom Hyry will lead Houghton Library as Florence Fearrington Librarian starting this September. Hyry currently serves as director of special collections at UCLA.“Tom Hyry brings outstanding leadership qualities to Houghton, and he will also be a valuable contributor to the team of library managers in FAS and the Harvard Library. I look forward to working with him to increase access to Houghton’s extraordinary collections,” said Thomas. Read Full Storylast_img

History professor’s research provides insight into the COVID-19 crisis

first_imgThe COVID-19 pandemic has brought many issues to light in the media that otherwise lay hidden beneath the surface of current events. Leaders in business, education and other industries have turned to the work of historians to better respond to the effects of the coronavirus. Department of history professor Joshua Specht researched the history of environmental and economic impacts of the beef industry in the United States. Specht said his historical research has become more relevant with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on meat packing facilities and production work today, as the CDC reported 16,233 known cases in 239 meat and poultry processing facilities among 23 states as of July 10.Specht explained how meatpacking facilities are designed and how this has impacted the spread of COVID-19. “One of the main ways that we get basically affordable meat in large quantities is by designing slaughterhouses for maximum efficiency in terms of output,” Specht said. “If you imagine a factory that’s just making screws or something, everything is the same size and it makes it very easy to use machines. But in a slaughterhouse, you’re much more reliant on people, so there’s a lot less mechanization.” Specht said this layout means employees in meat processing facilities work in tight conditions that make them prone to the spread of COVID-19. “What I saw is that the [conditions] that provide cheap meat for us also make slaughterhouses centers of coronavirus risk,” he said.He also spoke to a number of workers in these meatpacking facilities in doing research. “Often, the employees in the meatpacking facilities are from so-called vulnerable groups, recent immigrants who might not have a good command of public resources and refugees,” he said.Specht said these groups are likely to continue working in extenuating circumstances like a pandemic because they are afraid to advocate for their rights. The application of Specht’s research to working conditions in meatpacking facilities during the coronavirus pandemic has led him to new topics to look into for his research.“My research has made me particularly interested in a place of agriculture in American history and also American politics,” Specht said. “The pandemic and situations with workers and risks of workers have definitely been something that I’m getting more and more interested in from a research perspective and want to keep in mind.”He said the dynamics of communities, particularly during the pandemic, also fascinate him from a research perspective. At this time, Specht does not have any undergraduate research assistants, yet he said he is looking forward to working with student research assistants in the future. In the future, he will teach a history of food class, along with a class on the history of the American West.Specht encouraged Notre Dame campus community members to remember that some of the people who are most vulnerable are staff members and employees. “To the extent that we’re all in it together –– the students, the faculty, the administration –– that’s also to protect people in the community and employees,” Specht said. Tags: COVID-19, Joshua Specht, meat packinglast_img read more

Colorado’s Ute Mountain Ute tribe moves into solar, sees potential for significant growth

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享High Country News:In the southwest corner of Colorado, the sun beats down on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation. High desert runs to the horizon in every direction, broken only by imposing mesas and Sleeping Ute Mountain. Just under 2,000 people live on the 580,000-acre-reservation, which sprawls across Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. But as temperatures rise with climate change, utility bills rise with them, and the Ute Mountain Ute tribe has begun transitioning to 100% renewable power — a movement towards energy sovereignty they have been forging for almost a decade.Nations, states and communities around the world are establishing rapid decarbonization goals, including Colorado, which declared a target of 90% carbon-free energy by 2050. With increased pressure for immediate, large-scale changes to energy infrastructure, international policies for expanding renewables have played a critical role in increasing solar technology’s accessibility and efficiency. By combining this evolving technology with local knowledge, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is generating energy solutions rooted in its community.“Our tribe likes to think outside of the box and take risks, and we believe in renewable energy,” said Tribal Community Services Director Bernadette Cuthair. In its first major stride towards net carbon zero, the tribe is building a large-scale solar array through a partnership with GRID Alternatives Colorado, an organization that helps low-income and underserved communities access renewable energy technology and job training. The $2 million project includes 3,500 solar panels that will offset at least 10% of the reservation’s overall energy usage, eliminating about 1,515 tons of greenhouse gas emissions by year one.The tribe is considering building a large-scale renewable energy business to serve national markets, increase tribal revenue, and provide more training and jobs. “The solar array we’re building now is a 1-megawatt project, but we’re looking into what we could do with 200 or 300 megawatts next,” said Cuthair. “This is just the beginning for us as far as renewables.”The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates tribal land in the Lower 48 states has the capacity to supply 17.6 terawatt-hours (TWh) of solar power, which is more than four times the total electric energy generated by the U.S in 2018. Through renewables, the Ute Mountain Ute and a growing number of tribes are empowering their communities and land — and helping the nation as a whole transition towards a more sustainable energy infrastructure.More: The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe goes solar Colorado’s Ute Mountain Ute tribe moves into solar, sees potential for significant growthlast_img read more

Cemetery Runs

first_imgWhat if we told you there were expansive urban parks with miles of car-free roads and beautiful scenery that most runners completely overlook?  There’s only one catch: There are dead people in those parks.The South is home to a number of rural garden cemeteries, which were built in the 1800s and designed to be green spaces enjoyed by a city’s public. Some may think that running through a burial ground is too morbid, or even disrespectful, but many of these cemeteries host concerts, picnics, and walking tours. And more urban runners are finding them to be a peaceful destination for logging road miles without the hassle of traffic.“All it takes to overcome that feeling of morbidity is to walk through here once,” says David Moore, executive director of the Oakland Cemetery Foundation. “It’s so much more than a place to bury the dead. It’s a place to celebrate life.”Tim Grotenhaus is a runner and race director who lives next to Riverside Cemetery in Asheville, which is known for its famous literary residents and hilly terrain. “The cemetery is basically a park; it just has bones in the ground. It’s a good place to reflect while you’re running.”Here are three regional cemeteries ripe for running.Hollywood CemeteryRichmond, Va.  Paved paths roll through small valleys and over hills in this cemetery with pockets of graves and memorials set amongst trees and shrubs. Hollywood sits on the edge of downtown Richmond, making it a popular run for city dwellers. Several vantage points inside the cemetery overlook the James River. You could stage an entire run within the borders of the 135-acre cemetery.Famous Residents: James Monroe, our fifth president; John Tyler, our tenth president (famous for vetoing most bills passed by Congress in an attempt to keep federal government small); Lewis Ginter, inventor of the mass-produced cigarette.Must See: The Pyramid, a 90-foot granite pyramid built in 1869 to commemorate the 18,000 Confederate soldiers buried there.Ghost Story: The Poole Vampire breaks out of the mausoleum tomb of William Wortham Poole. Also, a cast-iron statue of a dog comes alive and roams the cemetery at night.Riverside CemeteryAsheville, N.C. Miles of paved, skinny roads circumnavigate this sloping cemetery speckled with ancient oak, poplar, and dogwood trees a mile from downtown Asheville. The narrow paths twist past marble mausoleums of this 87-acre cemetery established in 1885. Follow the roads to the bottom of the cemetery and you’ll be faced with a monster climb coming back out. Download an iPhone app with a map and self-guided historic tour, and the Thomas Wolfe 8K takes runners through the cemetery every October.Famous Residents: Thomas Wolfe, author of Look Homeward, Angel; William Sidney Porter (O. Henry); James H. Posey, a bodyguard to Abraham Lincoln.Must See: The False Angel. You’d expect to see an angel at Thomas Wolfe’s grave, but in fact the most prominent angel in Riverside towers over a Methodist preacher’s wife’s grave. This same angel was misidentified by a newspaper reporter in 1930 as the statue made famous by Thomas Wolfe in Look Homeward, Angel, but Wolfe claimed he’d never laid eyes on the statue before. Muse or not, it’s an impressive angel.Ghost Story: Riverside is home to a number of Confederate soldiers, including a Robert E. Lee relative, and an entire Confederate regiment has been seen marching in formation at dusk. Also, a macabre group of zombie enthusiasts have been known to hang out at the cemetery dressed as zombies at night. Seriously.Oakland CemeteryAtlanta, Ga. Oakland covers just 48 acres, but its narrow streets cruise through an oasis of magnolias, oaks, and roses not far from Peachtree Street, making it a popular destination for Atlanta runners. The Bell Tower sits in the center of the cemetery at the second highest point in the city of Atlanta. You can run a couple of miles within the cemetery, or include the adjacent Grant Park for a longer run. Hop into the visitor’s center for a self-guided tour map. Join hundreds of runners for the Run Like Hell 5K on October 2. oaklandcemetery.orgFamous Residents: Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind; Golf great Bobby Jones. You’ll recognize his grave by the pile of golf-balls that pilgrims leave next to his tomb.Must See: The Lion of Atlanta, a sleeping lion sculpted from granite from Stone Mountain, marking the graves of 3,000 unknown Confederate soldiers. The archangel Gabriel, on top of Governor Joseph Brown’s Monument, is also impressive.Ghost Story: In the Confederate portion of Oakland Cemetery, listen for the “roll call of the dead,” as soldiers’ names are called and responded to with “present.” Some visitors have also reported seeing apparitions of Union soldiers hanging from trees.last_img read more

Vestal Parkway Subway to give free food to front line workers

first_imgThe manager from the subway at Four Corner’s 160 Vestal Parkway says that on this coming Wednesday, May 6, from 4-8 p.m. they will be giving away free subs for all hospital workers, clinic staff and emergency workers. They say you can place your order ahead of time and it is preferred you do so, because it will make the pick-up time quicker. VESTAL (WBNG)- One local Subway is planning to give away free meals for front line workers this week.center_img All you have to do is present your employee badge when you go to pick up your meal and it is free for workers, and family members as well, as long as they live under the same roof.last_img

China’s Wuhan says all schools to reopen on Tuesday

first_imgRead also: China defends Wuhan pool party after viral video prompts outrageSchools have been ordered to stock up on disease control equipment and to carry out drills and training sessions to help prepare for new outbreaks. They must also restrict unnecessary mass gatherings, and submit daily reports to health authorities.Foreign students and teachers who have not received notice from their school will not be allowed to return, it said.The central Chinese city, where the COVID-19 epidemic is believed to have originated, was locked down for more than two months from late January. The city’s death toll of 3,869 accounts for more than 80 percent of China’s total.Wuhan has been steadily returning to normal since April, when the lockdown was lifted, and it has not reported any new local transmissions of the coronavirus since May 18.Topics : Wuhan, Ground Zero for the COVID-19 pandemic and the Chinese city hardest hit by the coronavirus, will reopen all its schools and kindergartens on Tuesday, local authorities said.As many as 2,842 educational institutions across the city are set to open their doors to almost 1.4 million students when the autumn semester gets underway, the local government announced on Friday. Wuhan University reopened on Monday.The city said it has drawn up emergency plans to switch back to online teaching should risk levels change. It advised students to wear masks to and from school and avoid public transportation if possible.last_img read more

Peru resumes LNG exports after pipeline rupture

first_imgImage courtesy of Peru LNGLiquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the Peruvian first and only facility at Pampa Melchorita have resumed following a pipeline rupture earlier this month.The pipeline, which transports fuel from the Camisea gas fields in the Peruvian jungle to the Pacific Coast, burst on February 3 because of a landslide amid heavy rains in the Cusco region.According to the shipping data provided by the state-owned Perupetro, LNG carrier Barcelona Knutsen left the Peru liquefaction facility on Monday carrying 170,999 cubic meters of LNG.The LNG carrier is heading towards South Korea.This is only the second cargo to leave the facility in February following the departure of the Bilbao Knutsen on February 5 to Spain.Peru LNG sent out five cargoes in January, two to Japan and Spain, each, while one shipment went to South Korea.The LNG export facility shipped 445 vessels in total since it started operations in June 2010.Peru LNG is owned by a consortium of Hunt Oil Company (50%), SK Energy (20%), Shell (20%), and Marubeni (10%). LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

UEFA releases possible dates for Champions League games

first_img Loading… UEFA’s plan to complete the Champions League and Europa League continues. The plan says that they will be played throughout the month of August once the leagues are done in July. The Champions League is set to return in August. UEFA have an idea which is to end the season by the end of August. Therefore, the domestic leagues need to be completed by the end of July. The proposal is for the remaining last 16 games to be played in the first week of the month. On 26th and 29th August, Gdansk and Istanbul will host the Europa League and Champions League finals respectively. ‘Marca’ says that they will try and stick to that instead of playing both the finals at the same venue.Advertisement UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin  Read Also: FIFA, IFAB approve five substitutions per match, VAR optional There are 17 Champions League and 27 Europa League matches left to play. Confirmation of the new calendar depends first on leagues getting back underway and then on the health authorities allowing the games to take place. If the Champions League final is held on 29th August, the next edition could take place in September with the group phase beginning at the end of October. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Mind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Muchlast_img read more