Ladles Of Love

first_imgOn Friday, March 29, local politicians picked up their instruments at the Ladles of Love fundraiser at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, to benefit the East Hampton and Amagansett Food Pantries. G. E. Smith and a long list of local musicians also took their turn on stage. John Kowalenko and Cheryl Stair of Art of Eating organized the event. Sharelast_img

Nautronix Supplies NASNet DPR for Bollsta Dolphin Drilling Rig

first_imgNautronix has secured an order from HHI, Korea to supply a NASNet® DPR (Dynamic Positioning Reference) System which will be used on the Bollsta Dolphin drilling rig.NASNet® DPR is the ultimate position reference system for Dynamic Positioning; it also has the benefits of the well-known NASNet® subsea acoustic positioning system and can be used either within pre-installed field-wide NASNet® arrays, or as a localised positioning system.  The system provides robust mitigation against many of the risks associated with both acoustic and satellite positioning systems, allowing multiple users to benefit simultaneously from the same array with no risk of interference. NASNet® DPR uses cutting edge acoustic technology combined with a user-friendly interface to provide high speed position updates and stable positioning in water depths up to 4000m.Bollsta Dolphin Drilling RigGraeme Murray, Managing Director of Dolphin Drilling said “We are delighted to be using a NASNet® DPR system on our new build, the Bollsta Dolphin.  Dolphin Drilling is very supportive of this new technology and sees the significant advantages it can give to our customer.  The system will give us fast one way, multi user acoustic positioning which will give us real opportunities to expand our subsea capabilities and redundancy for any loss of GPS due to scintillation.”Mark Patterson, CEO of Nautronix, comments: “We are very pleased to have been awarded this contract to supply a NASNet® DPR system, this is the first time it has been used on a drilling rig and we are really excited about where this can take us.  It is a great testament to our technology, products and the investment Nautronix has made and I am delighted that such a well-known and respected company such as Dolphin Drilling and HHI have chosen NASNet® DPR.”Press Release, March 25, 2014last_img read more

Vale Chooses Coda Octopus Echoscope

first_imgCoda Octopus Echoscope® Real-Time 3D sonar has been selected by Vale S.A. to produce dynamic underwater surveys during construction operations on the North Berth of Pier IV at the Ponta da Madeira Maritime Terminal in Sao Luis, Maranhao, Brazil.Vale S.A. is a global mining company with headquarters in Brazil and operations in over 30 countries. They are leaders in the production of iron ore and the second largest producer of nickel.The Echoscope® and F180® have been used successfully by Baird & Associates S.A., Chile, for more than 18 months under very challenging and turbid conditions to conduct dynamic surveys for Vale.During this period the various applications that the Echoscope® was used for included:– Underwater subsea sonar imaging and mapping to monitor erosion in the terrain surrounding the piles supporting Pier IV and the morphology of the seabed attributable to the presence of vessels using the facility, particularly on Pier IV’s South Berth;– Identification of obstacles that pose a risk to dredging operations;– Updating of the computer models used by Baird to account for actual temporal changes of scour and shoaling;– Use during construction operations on the pier’s foundations (pile driving), which require constant monitoring to ensure compliance with project criteria.[mappress mapid=”19686″]Press Releaselast_img read more

Liebherr cranes complete compact lifts

first_imgThe crane track for a gantry crane needed to be replaced, since the excavator components it moves are becoming even larger and heavier. By replacing a total of eight girders on the gantry crane system it was possible to double its lifting capacity to 40 tonnes. The two cranes were used to safely hoist and install each of the girders that weighed six tonnes each. Due to space restrictions inside the hangar, the two LTC 1045-3.1 models were fitted with an assembly jib. It was not possible to use a hook block. The compact cranes proved to be ideally suited to working in constricted spaces. www.liebherr.comwww.schmidbauer-group.comlast_img

‘A lot of pain’: Marlins cope with Fernandez’s death

first_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. MIAMI (AP) – Jose Fernandez’s name and number showed on the video screen at Marlins Park on Monday when his teammates took the field, preparing to face the New York Mets without him.Fernandez made his major league debut against the Mets in 2013 and was scheduled to face them again Monday night. Instead, Miami mourns and the Marlins are pushing on without their 24-year-old ace, who was killed in a boating accident early Sunday.“Deep in our hearts there is a lot of pain,” third baseman Martin Prado said. “Somehow we’ve got to overcome that.”His death sent shock waves throughout Major League Baseball. Fernandez and two other men were killed when his 32-foot SeaVee slammed into a rock jetty that extends off the southern tip of South Beach. A Coast Guard crew going out on patrol discovered the wreck at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.The boat landed upside down, with its engines partially submerged, its bow pointed skyward and debris scattered over the large jagged rocks.The exact time of the accident and who was behind the wheel have yet to be determined, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said. There’s no immediate indication that alcohol or drugs factored into the crash, added a commission spokesman, Lorenzo Veloz.Also killed were Emilio Macias, 27, and Eduardo Rivero, 25, according to Darren Caprara, operations director of the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office. The medical examiner will establish the cause of death for all of the victims.Fernandez is the registered owner of the vessel. The wreck was taken from the scene to a secure facility where investigators will examine the evidence, the commission’s statement said.All of the Marlins players planned to wear Fernandez’s No. 16 in Monday’s game, the team said.Fans established a memorial on the plaza outside the ballpark entrance, leaving dozens of flower arrangements – daisies, carnations, roses and lilies, the result as colorful as Fernandez’s personality. There were also candles, and messages scrawled on balls, balloons, photos and jerseys.Fernandez won the NL Rookie of the Year award and became a two-time All Star; he also was expecting his first child, with his girlfriend. But his backstory made his death even more heart-wrenching: He escaped from Cuba by boat on his fourth try as a teenager, and when his mother fell into the Yucatan Channel during the journey, he jumped in and pulled her out.The Marlins canceled their Sunday afternoon game against Atlanta, but there were pregame tributes and moments of silence for him throughout both leagues. Many teams hung jerseys with his name and number.“This was not only one of the greatest pitchers in the modern game, but one of the finest young men you’d ever meet, who played the game with passion and fun and enjoyed being out there,” Mets manager Terry Collins said.Marlins players and team officials gathered to grieve together; some failed to hold back their tears.“All I can do is scream in disbelief,” said Hall of Famer Tony Perez, a Marlins executive and native of Cuba. “Jose won the love of all. I feel as if I had lost a son.”Nighttime speed limits have been established in the waters off Miami for holidays but officials have resisted requiring licenses and safety training for adult boaters, said Terry Claus, a fishing charter captain who advocated for tougher safety regulations after a July 4, 2014, crash in Biscayne Bay killed four people.News photos of the boat involved in Fernandez’s death appear to show that it had blue interior lights, a decorative feature that – if they were on – could have impaired the driver’s vision, Claus said.“You’re surrounded by all this blue light, and you can’t see what’s in front of you,” Claus said, adding that a boater safety course would have explained the danger.“Those blue lights are supposed to be on at the dock to make the boat look pretty, but when you’re on the ocean, everyone can see you but you can’t see anyone else.”Wildlife commission spokesman Rob Klepper said he could not confirm whether the vessel had interior lights that may have impaired the driver’s vision.Miami’s Government Cut is a busy channel for cargo and cruise ships, smaller fishing boats and personal watercraft. At 3:15 on Sunday, it was nearing high tide and the jetty that protects its entrance was partially submerged.So if the boat was going fast enough for the bow to rise out of the water, “then it’s very possible that he could not see any of those rocks in front of him,” Claus said.Also, while the area is well lit at night by South Beach’s neon hotels and condominiums, this also creates a glare that can make spotting a safe route through the channel more difficult, Claus said.“Especially if you’re going fast, there’s too much to take in,” Claus said. “There’s a lot of lights, there’s a lot of markers for the cruise ships – red lights flashing, green lights flashing, white lights flashing, and there’s a lot of boats running around. You have to be alert, and you have to slow down.”A native of Santa Clara, Cuba, Fernandez spent months in prison after trying to defect. At 15, he and his mother finally made it to Mexico, and were reunited in Tampa, Florida, with his father, who had escaped from Cuba two years earlier.The Marlins drafted him in 2011, and Fernandez was in the majors two years later at 20. He went 38-17 in his four seasons with Miami, winning the NL’s Rookie of the Year award in 2013, and was twice an All-Star.Last week Fernandez posted a photo of his girlfriend sporting a baby bump on his Instagram page, announcing that the couple was expecting its first child.Fernandez became a U.S. citizen last year and was enormously popular in Miami thanks to his success and exuberant flair. When he wasn’t pitching, he would hang over the dugout railing as the team’s lead cheerleader.“When I think about Josie, it’s going to be thinking about a little kid,” Manager Don Mattingly said, pausing repeatedly to compose himself. “I see such a little boy in him … the way he played. … Kids play Little League, that’s the joy Jose played with.”Mattingly then wiped away tears, and he wasn’t alone. Author: AP SHAREcenter_img ‘A lot of pain’: Marlins cope with Fernandez’s death Published: September 26, 2016 6:41 PM EDT Updated: September 26, 2016 10:35 PM EDT last_img read more

Will Africans in the US be coming back home?

first_img all of a sudden everyone wants to go to Africa and live in a hut. Sorry we’re not accepting refugees— Tahir (@uncle___t) November 9, 2016 An overwhelming number of Americans have voted in Donald Trump into Presidency. With many individuals having declared to leave the country if Trump became President including Nigerian award winning author Wole Soyinka who is a citizen of the US and resides there, Africans have taken to social media to invite the Africans in America back home. Americans are also making fun of the whole idea of returning back to Africa. Here are some of the post, some hilarious My crush that went to the US 14 years ago is coming back to Africa man God works in mysterious ways— Trapa Fasa (@trapafasa) November 9, 2016 Hey @SamuelLJackson should we prepare a spot for you here in South Africa?— Snackie Chan (@leratombangeni) November 9, 2016 read more

First COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Dumfries and Galloway

first_img“Sadly, we are expecting the number of deaths due to COVID-19 to increase significantly over the coming days and weeks. Commenting on the situation, NHS Dumfries and Galloway Chief Executive Jeff Ace said: “Our thoughts are very much with the families and friends of those who have died. dghsp AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInIt is with great sadness that NHS Dumfries and Galloway can confirm that the region has experienced its first deaths resulting from the COVID-19 virus. Due to the small number, we are not sharing any further details of these individuals in the interests of respecting their right to confidentiality. “The public can play their part too. By staying at home, you will limit the spread of the virus and help us save lives.” “Please be assured that the region’s Health and Social Care staff, together with a range of partner organisations, are working to ensure that we do everything we can to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in our communities.last_img read more

14 complete Phlebotomy training

first_img Sharing is caring! 229 Views   one comment Fourteen (14) people are now more competent in Phlebotomy after graduating from a four-week Phlebotomy Training Course organized by Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Laboratory on Friday 15 May 2015.Phlebotomy, as defined by WebMD, is a procedure that removes blood from the body.The PMH Laboratory’s Certificate of Competence of Phlebotomy Program, the fourth since the program commenced in 2008, prepares students for employment as phlebotomists at hospitals, blood banks and private clinics, Jennifer Laville explained at the graduation ceremony.“Students learn various skills, such as venipuncture, customer relation and other related technical skills,” Laville informed. The forty-hour phlebotomy course, broken down into two units, promotes retention of key concepts through interactive lectures, multi-media presentations, group discussions and activities.Acting laboratory superintendent Walter Jones noted that the process of removing blood from the body is a “very traumatic event” for most people, hence the importance of ensuring that the competencies required by people performing the procedures are according to standard.“We ensured that we had a good blend of practical and theoretical lectures and to ensure that people know exactly what they are doing. What we want is that the patient would have a good experience,” Jones said.He added that the overall objective is to ensure that the trained personnel help patients have “a pleasant experience”.“Most of you would recognize that many people start feeling the pain even before they come to the laboratory to have the blood taken”.“We want to make sure and we want to sort of even guarantee that people who come would not be traumatized, that it would be a good experience and hence the reason why we embarked on this training program,” Jones added.The participants of the training were both from the public service and private sector, Jones indicated.“What we found is this is a growing profession and it’s our fourth cohort and we are very excited about that,” he stated.Photographs compliments The Health Promotion Resource Unit: – / 15 Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews 14 complete Phlebotomy training by: Dominica Vibes News – May 19, 2015 Share Sharelast_img read more

Pastor decapitated in Belize

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 326 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share NewsRegional Pastor decapitated in Belize by: Caribbean Media Corporation – July 19, 2016 BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) – A Guyanese/Canadian national is the main suspect in the murder of 47-year-old pastor, Llewellyn Lucas, whose head was discovered in a vehicle driven by the suspect over the weekend.The authorities say that the torso was disposed of at a farm owned by the suspect near Mile 32 on the Western Highway.There has been speculation that the pastor had gone to the farm last Friday reportedly as an agent of couple to collect a debt on behalf of the two people.Acting Commissioner of Police Russell Blackett told a news conference that “so far, we understand that there was some transaction that had been going on between these people and it appears that there was a fallout.“We are still trying to uncover the final analysis of this before we put it forward to the public. But I must assure you that whenever this is done you will know the conclusive results.”He told reporters that during the course of the investigation “we uncovered that four other persons were also involved, and by four a.m. Saturday morning, all persons were taken into custody.“We searched the farm and we found what appears to be burnt remains of a body, as given to us during our interviews. That has been sent to the forensics for analysis,” the senior police officer said.last_img read more