Women and children first How an elusive maritime custom evolved – and

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – There were outraged headlines around the world when about 80 women and children were left to die in the freezing North Atlantic off Newfoundland as crew members raced to save themselves.It was Sept. 27, 1854. The luxury ship Arctic had collided in heavy fog with the steamer Vesta off Cape Race, N.L., killing an estimated 350 people.Editorial writers and readers were incensed over the blatant violation of what is today considered an increasingly archaic custom — women and children first. Public anger over the Arctic helped shape that almost mythic tradition of nautical gallantry in the face of death, but it was still an inconsistent practice in the decades that followed.It is now widely seen as anachronistic, a sort of Victorian throwback with no legal weight, said Roger Marsters, curator of marine history at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax.“It’s certainly not a rule that has any force in international maritime law,” he said in an interview. “At its best, it’s a custom. But more realistically I think it’s an ideal that’s espoused more often that it is observed.”Historically, far more men survived shipwrecks than women, and more women survived than children, he said in an interview.“Titanic’s officers and crew actually enforced women and children first.”Just over 700 people would be rescued from lifeboats or makeshift rafts after the so-called unsinkable ship went down after striking an iceberg April 15, 1912, about 600 kilometres off Newfoundland’s southeast tip.More than 1,500 people died. They included almost 80 per cent of male crew whose discipline has been immortalized in plays and movies about the great ship’s sinking.Overall, the survival rate on Titanic for men was around 20 per cent, compared to about 74 per cent for women and 52 per cent for children.The cry “women and children first” is initially traced to the wreck of HM Troopship Birkenhead off South Africa after it struck a reef and sank on Feb. 26, 1852. On board were more than 600 military personnel, including members of the Queen’s (Second) Royal Regiment of Foot.The captain ordered that 25 women and 29 children be launched in a cutter, one of the few lifeboats available. Accounts of that night describe how troops who mustered on listing decks as the vessel began to tilt, her stern rising, obeyed orders not to move until those passengers were safely away.Rudyard Kipling hailed their sacrifice in the poem “Soldier an’ Sailor too” with the line: “But to stand and be still to the Birken ‘ead drill is a damn tough bullet to chew.”The Arctic disaster off Newfoundland two years later was notorious as a very different, “every man for himself” response.Newspaper accounts said several of the Arctic’s lifeboats capsized in rough waters as panic erupted despite the captain’s attempts to restore order. There were reports that crew members seized remaining lifeboats, leaving about 80 women and children to die.A study in 2012 by Swedish economists at Uppsala University suggests what happened on the Arctic was no isolated incident. It analyzed 18 maritime disasters from 1852 to 2011 involving more than 15,000 passengers and crew from 30 countries. It found that women had a survival advantage over men in just two of those incidents — Titanic and the Birkenhead.In 11 other shipwrecks, women were at a disadvantage. In five more, there was no clear distinction.“Indeed, we find that crew members have a relative survival advantage in nine of the 19 disasters,” wrote co-authors Mikael Elinder and Oscar Erixson.Crew are likely to be more familiar with the vessel, have emergency training and get early details of danger, the study noted. Men are also often physically stronger than women.“In the evacuation of a sinking ship, success is typically determined by the ability to move fast through corridors and stairs, which is often made difficult by heavy list, congestion and debris,” the study said.Captains with ultimate authority onboard set the tone in a crisis, it says. Francesco Schettino was captain of the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia that partially sank after hitting rocks off the island of Giglio on Jan. 13, 2012, killing 32 passengers and crew. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison for manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship.Schettino would later say that, as chaos broke out during a frantic evacuation, he slipped and landed on the roof of a lifeboat.There is no legal requirement that women and children get priority during rescues at sea, says maritime lawyer Peter Swanson of the Vancouver-based firm Bernard LLP.“It’s sort of a Victorian-era custom that developed late in the 19th century,” he said in an interview.It could also raise a Charter of Rights challenge if applied in modern times, Swanson added.“Women today obviously are viewed as much more able to take care of themselves.”Follow @suebailey on Twitter.last_img read more

Federal BC privacy czars team up to investigate Facebook and AggregateIQ

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal and British Columbia privacy commissioners are joining forces to investigate Facebook and Canadian political consultancy AggregateIQ — two firms at the centre of an international uproar over the unauthorized use of social-media data.The controversy involves allegations of the improper use of private Facebook information to help support major political wins, including Donald Trump’s 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.The federal privacy watchdog launched an investigation last month to look into allegations about the unauthorized access of private Facebook data.It is now broadening its investigation by joining the B.C. privacy czar’s probe of Victoria-based firm AggregateIQ, which began late last year, to determine whether the company broke privacy laws.Facebook estimates 622,161 users in Canada had their data improperly shared with another political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica, which is linked to AggregateIQ.Privacy commissioners in B.C., and the United Kingdom had previously opened investigations into AggregateIQ over its alleged role in the 2016 Brexit campaign, which resulted in Britain’s vote in favour of leaving the European Union.last_img read more

DR Congo UN mission steps up probe in wake of recent deadly

8 February 2007The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is stepping up its investigation of the situation in the country’s far west, where violent clashes last week led to the deaths of more than 130 people. Human rights officers working with the multi-disciplinary teams dispatched to Bas-Congo province by the Mission, known as MONUC, will now survey the residents of four of the towns hit hardest by the fighting, UN spokesperson Michele Montas told journalists in New York.MONUC said that 134 people were killed, higher than previous estimates, in the clashes between Congolese security services and members of the Bunda dia Kongo religious movement. Those clashes followed disputes over closely contested local elections in Bas-Congo.An appeals court in Bas-Congo has called on the DRC’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to organize a second round of polls for the positions of governor and vice governor of the province.MONUC has already increased its police presence in Bas-Congo, especially in the provincial capital, Matadi, and the coastal town of Muanda, which were the scene of some of the worst violence.Yesterday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council both issued statements deploring the violence and calling on the newly formed national Government to work with the opposition to bring the perpetrators to justice and to resolve the underlying tensions.Meanwhile, in the far east of the DRC, MONUC has flown a team from the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to South Kivu province to assess conditions there.The Mission has deployed a mobile operations unit to South Kivu, which has been beset by unrest even since the formal end of the country’s civil war in 1999, to help maintain public order. read more

Man 21 charged with killing roommates cat OPP

Ontario Provincial Police has arrested a 21-year-old man after officers responded to a call of animal cruelty over the weekend. Police were called to a home on Side Rd. 30 in the Township of Chatsworth, just outside of Owen Sound, around 8:30 p.m. on March 8. Investigators say a man threw his roommate’s cat against a wall after the pet had urinated on his sandals. The man threw the cat with such force, it died. Ryan Crocker, of Chatsworth, has been charged with killing, injuring or endangering an animal. He is scheduled to appear in court in Owen Sound on April 4. read more

In Tanzania UN peacekeeping chief pays tribute to blue helmets killed in

VIDEO: Mourning Tanzanian peacekeepers“They knew that these armed groups that are preying on the population have no qualms about attacking UN peacekeepers and yet they placed their lives on the lines to serve the people of this region and of the DRC,” he added.He stressed that “to truly honor these brave men, we must ensure that the sacrifice was not made in vain.”“As we mourn this terrible loss, we must work together to ensure that our peacekeepers have the means to achieve our common goal of bringing peace back to the Democratic Republic of Congo,” he added.Mr. Lacroix will also attend a ceremony in Goma, DRC, on Friday to honour the peacekeepers. Ceremony in Dar es Salaam honouring Tanzanian peacekeepers killed in the 7 December attack on UN Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) Company Operating Base at Semuliki in Beni territory. Photo/UNIC Dar es Salaam ‹ › “We are here today to honor 14 fallen peacekeepers from Tanzania who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of peace,” said Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean Pierre Lacroix.“The Greek Philosopher Thucydides once said, ‘The bravest are surely those that have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet not notwithstanding go out to meet it,’” he added.These peacekeepers were killed in the attack by suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) elements that took place at the base of the peacekeepers in Semiliki in North Kivu of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on 7 December.These peacekeepers are the bravest, he said, offering condolences to the Government and the people of Tanzania. Mr. Lacroix said to the members of their families that “no word can express your sorrow but we also know that you can be very, very proud of them.”“Perhaps better than any of us, they knew the dangers they would face in this troubled region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo – a country that is so important for the security of the region,” he said. read more

Revealed The cheapest destinations for a longhaul holiday

Britons in search of value for money this winter would do well to visit South Africa, with new research pinpointing Cape Town as the cheapest popular long-haul holiday destination. The recent fall in the value of the rand helped the city claim top spot in the Post Office’s annual Long Haul Holiday Report, which compared average prices for food, drinks and other common purchases in 34 destinations. Cape Town pipped Tokyo, with a basket of 10 items costing the equivalent of £51.48, on average. Bali, Mombasa (Kenya) and Hoi An (Vietnam), completed the top five.The methodology isn’t perfect – savvy travellers can still devise a budget break in the costlier destinations, while hotel and flight prices are not included – but the report offers a reasonable snapshot of typical costs on the ground. read more

Ruth Coppinger calls on FAI Board to step down in wake of

first_img Image: Leah Farrell Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article FAI accounts should be opened up, according to Dublin West TD. (File pic) Ruth Coppinger calls on FAI Board to step down in wake of Oireachtas Committee frustration She referred to John Delaney’s decision not to engage with all questioning as turning the meeting into ‘Hamlet without the Prince.’ 55 Comments Share255 Tweet Email https://the42.ie/4586455 Short URL FAI accounts should be opened up, according to Dublin West TD. (File pic) Image: Leah Farrell By Gavin Cooney Comfort breaks, a Healy-Rae and Brexit? John Delaney’s ‘long’ day at Leinster HouseToward the end of the committee meeting, Coppinger expressed her frustration with Delaney’s position by saying that, while Delaney was physically present, his failure to answer all of the questions the public expected of him rendered the Committee meeting as akin to “Hamlet without the Prince.” Speaking to the media out of session after the conclusion of the Committee meeting, Coppinger repeated her frustration. “These late statements brought in at the last minute hadn’t been shown to us and weren’t even going to be shown to us, he was planning on giving it and handing it out.“It’s quite frustrating that you can’t ask about his salary and his expenses, we were limited to Sport Ireland and that aspect of their funding.” Coppinger says that the submission of statements ahead of the Committee hearing is necessary for those asking questions to do research, and says Delaney’s producing of a statement today having not given advance notice is unprecedented. “Usually there is a deadline, you are asked to send your opening statements so people can read them and do research. I did along with one of my colleagues, do some research.We didn’t actually know John Delaney was going to make an opening statement, we hadn’t been told that. So obviously it’s good [that he did give a statement], but all he said was ‘this is all I’m saying’.“But to introduce them like that and bring them along at the last minute is unprecedented.” Coppinger has now cast doubt as to whether the public will ever learn the full detail behind Delaney’s €100,000 bridging loan to the FAI in April 2017, saying that “I don’t know if we will ever get to the bottom of this loan and why it was given.“But I do think this is something really serious for the FAI, this is the first time in their history they have had their funding withdrawn. And they do need it, they made that clear in their own statement.” When asked if she had any faith in the FAI Board, Coppinger replied, “No. I think the Board should all step down, and I think the books should be opened up completely in terms of expenses – it’s not just salary, expenses can actually amount to more.” John Delaney and some of the FAI delegation arrive at Leinster House. Source: Leah FarrellCoppinger also accentuated some of the things the committee did learn during the course of their lengthy meeting with the FAI. It was confirmed during the meeting that the only Board members aware of Delaney’s lodging a loan worth €100,000 at the time it was granted in April 2017 were Delaney (then CEO), Tony Fitzgerald (then-president) and then-Honorary Secretary Michael Cody. The rest of the Board were informed about the loan on 4 March 2019, which contradicts an 18 March statement by the FAI which claimed that “The Board of the FAI has been kept fully informed in relation to this matter at all times.”The FAI were unable to confirm to the committee who signed off on the publishing of that statement. “We did find out that the board claimed they were in the know earlier in this controversy, but they actually weren’t”, said Coppinger.  Thursday 11 Apr 2019, 7:03 AM “It’s actually worse than I thought before the committee meeting because I thought the Board did know about it and it had been discussed. It was a decision of three people.”Coppinger also said that “the pressure is increased on the FAI” as a result of the suspension of Sport Ireland funding, and asked “how long can it continue that individuals use sports organisations as their personal fiefdoms on very inflated salaries and expenses relative to the size and success of that sport.”Sport Ireland and Sports minister Shane Ross are due to meet the Oireachtas Committee again next Tuesday.  That has to be explained, they are in trouble over that. Who sent the press statement? Why did the three who did know this never tell the board? 17,989 Views RUTH COPPINGER, TD and member of the Joint Committee of Tourism, Transport and Sport that met with a delegation from the Football Association of Ireland yesterday has called for the Association’s board to step down. Coppinger was among the committee members frustrated by the FAI’s Executive Vice-President John Delaney refusal to answer most questions sent his way during the meeting, citing legal advice. The committee were unaware that Delaney intended to read an opening statement at the beginning of the meeting, as he had not submitted his remarks by the Monday deadline for advance reading. In his statement, Delaney said that “on legal advice, I am prevented from making any further comment in relation to the finances of the Association or my former role as CEO or the €100,000 payment either directly or indirectly.” Apr 11th 2019, 7:03 AM last_img read more

New Japan takes shot at WWE over the House of Horrors match

first_img Could Bray Wyatt Return During WrestleMania? Last night’s House of Horrors match at WWE Payback definitely generated a buzz (good or bad) including New Japan Pro Wrestling’s English Twitter account tweeting this out.Join @njpwworld for $9.99.. we guarantee:No houses No horrors Best wrestling in the https://t.co/cYxhaPFyjK pic.twitter.com/GqF3aBitFW— NJPW (@newjapaneng) May 1, 2017It’s safe to say the match, which featured a pre-taped brawl in a home with WWE Champion Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt, got very mixed reviews.WWE has posted a clip from the match which you can view below.We discussed the match at length on the latest Wrestleview Live #12 podcast last night and the general reaction to the match among our readers and listeners.The discussion begins at the 8:15 mark. Bray Wyatt 1 COMMENT WWE’s Bray Wyatt Cited In Car Accident Twitter Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next May 1, 2017 at 3:54 pm Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMatt Hardy Says John Olivers WWE Claims Are OutdatedVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next ….I probably had the most fun watching the house of horrors match last night : s. Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Comments are closed. Videos Articles John Oliver Google+ Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Matt Hardy Says John Olivers WWE Claims Are Outdated WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV Two championship matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks from Charlotte goddessroleplay Facebook Videos Articles WWEs Bray Wyatt Says Goodbye On Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Police seek publics help solving in overnight shooting

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 25, 2017 – Nassau – Police are seeking the public’s help in solving a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Tuesday 25th April 2017.  According to reports, shortly after 2:30am, police received a report of a body of a man lying in the street on 3rd Street, Coconut Grove.  When officers arrived on scene they met the lifeless body of an adult male who had been shot. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Investigations are ongoing.Press Release: RBPFlast_img read more

CSJPS Substance Misuse Treatment Programme aims to address crime in Jamaica

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 7, 2017 – Kingston – Crime prevention is a key factor driving the implementation of the Citizen Security and Justice Programme’s (CSJP) III Specialised Substance Misuse Treatment Programme, which involves collaboration with the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA).Under the partnership, persons flagged for drug use through the CSJP’s Community Case Management programme are referred to the NCDA for a special treatment course before they transition into the vocational- or job-training features of the CSJP.Communications/Social Media Coordinator, Patrice Nephew, addressing a recent JIS Think Tank said the initiative leads to improvements not just on an individual level but also contributes to cohesiveness in the family structure as well as the wider community.She said self-efficacy, self-actualisation and a greater sense of well-being achieved by individuals due to reduced or no drug use after completing the treatment programme, leads to more peaceful communities.“Once there is that productivity and they are ready for the workforce, we will see more legal commercial activity taking place, and we will see persons who are rising above their circumstances and being able to provide for their families and to help inspire other members of the community. It’s a multiplier effect,” she noted.Mrs. Nephew said the programme, the first tranche of which has been successfully implemented, also teaches appropriate social skills, enabling persons to more amicably resolve conflicts, thereby reducing the likelihood of violence.“We see where social capital is built and all of those positive social gains are actualized.   These are skills that our youth would be equipped with once they have gone through the programme,” she said.Social Worker with CSJP Western, Desmond Stewart, further noted that with improved employment or educational prospects from eliminating drug use, individuals will be gainfully occupied, and, as such, have less opportunity to be involved in criminal activity.“When they overcome the substance addiction and become gainfully employed or get involved in skills training, this reduces the amount of idle time they have. When occupied with positive things, that, in itself, will lead to a reduction in crime,” he pointed out.The CSJP’s strategic objectives are embedded in the wider Ministry of National Security five-pillar strategy, specifically that which speaks to achieving crime reduction through social development.Mrs. Nephew, meanwhile, said the results of the partnership, which started in July 2016, have been very encouraging, and gave commendations to the NCDA for its expertise and use of creative means to reach the youth.The CSJP referred more than 150 individuals to the NCDA, which conducted 541 individual sessions and 80 group sessions and workshops.Workshops were also done in communities and schools to sensitize adults and children about marijuana use and to train community volunteers to identify symptoms and persons in need of referral.Release: JISlast_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Tewksbury Residents Should Vote Mike McCoy For State

first_imgDear Editor,I am writing you to help me inform Tewksbury voters of why I am voting for Michael V. McCoy, candidate for State Representative for Tewksbury and Wilmington on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at the State Primary election.Tewksbury’s over building of multiple apartment complexes and high rises already affects traffic on Route 38 and side roads and they are not yet at full occupancy.  Tewksbury’s Board of Selectmen, Planning Board members, Board of Appeals members and Tewksbury Department Heads approved varied developers’ requests while our Firefighters still wait for their new Fire House.  Funding for the added use and upgrades of water, sewer, electric, cable, and schools as well as added strain on Police and Fire Departments is passed on to taxpayers.Wilmington does not yet have over building as they have witnessed Tewksbury’s rapid growth folly in allowing town leaders to make decisions over the town’s future.  They also have Mike McCoy, nephew of beloved State Representative James Miceli, his role model and mentor and whose fierce commitment to public service was to represent residents’ wishes which lives on in him.  Mike McCoy is also a current and 28-year member (amazing record!) of Wilmington’s Board of Selectmen who listened to and championed resident’s requests to stop the town’s uncontrolled building and development saving taxpayer’s money and retaining their wish to remain a town.Tewksbury residents need representation at the Town and State levels.  I ask you to join me and to vote for Mike McCoy for State Representative for Tewksbury and Wilmington at the State Primary election on Tuesday, September 4.Mike fights for what is right!Thank you.Charlene DenneheyConservative Tewksbury ResidentLike 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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Selectman Mike McCoy Defends Himself From Attacks From Tewksbury Selectman CandidateIn “Letter To The Editor”STATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McCoy Not Seeking Any Financial Donations Or Big Political Name EndorsementsIn “Government”last_img read more

Party Politics National Edition Ep 19 Battle For The Middle Class

first_img X 00:00 /16:50 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listencenter_img yeowatzup, WikimediaWall paintings like this, recreations of a picture Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il took at the crater lake of Baekdusan, sacred to Koreans, can be found all over the country. This particular one was located right outside the toilet. North Korea claims this is where Kim Il Sung organized the resistance against the Japanese and Kim Jong Il was born. Accounts outside of North Korea say otherwise.On this episode of Party Politics, co-hosts Jay Aiyer (aka, Fury) and Brandon Rottinghaus (aka, Fire) talk about these tumultuous topics in the week’s political news:President Trump goes on a 17-day vacationThe Sage Grouse, at the center of controversy again! Climate change memo leak“Fire and Fury”: What’s going on with the North Korea situation?Uh oh. Grand jury empaneled regarding Russia.Then the profs dig into tax reform and the Battle for the Middle Class. What would tax reform look like? Is there any real chance for success? By the way, don’t forget to listen to our weekly Texas-centered episodes, too!Party Politics is produced by Dacia Clay, Edel Howlin and Laura Lucas. Our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander. This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Sharelast_img read more

Hip Hop Green Dinner

first_imgThe Land of Kush, a vegan restaurant in Baltimore, is reaching out to the community to deliver a vegan dining experience geared towards urban youth and young people who identify with the hip hop culture.  Come break bread with us on September 18th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Downtown Cultural Art Center on 401 North Howard Street, Baltimore, MD.  For details or to sponsor and partner contact Naijha at Naijha@thelandofkush or call 443.844.5046.  There will be special guest speakers and performances.last_img read more

Students design cars the get 1000 MPG

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — When you think about the design team for an ultra-fuel efficient vehicle, on that can get more than one thousand miles per gallon of gas; you probably picture a professional design lab outfitted with the most modern technology available and the best minds in the industry, not a group of school children. © 2010 PhysOrg.com UBC Engineers Create Vehicle that Travels from Vancouver to Halifax on a Gallon of Gas Nevertheless, that is the case. A group of students in the United Kingdom pulled from regional schools and universities recently participated in the annual Mileage Marathon Challenge near Leicester, England. Though, many of the students did work on the prototypes with the help of design or engineering firms. The goal of the challenge is to create a vehicle with a new record in as mileage efficiency as the vehicles race around the track. The cars, which are allows the cars to coast some of the way, sets a minimum speed of 15 miles per hour.Two of the cars came in at over 1000 miles per gallon. The winning car of the competition has a recorded fuel efficiency of about 1,980 miles per gallon and it was drive by Sam Chapman-Hill age 14. The car weighed about 100 pounds and was constructed primarily of plastics that were reinforced by glass. Another car, driven by an 11-year-old girl named Kitty Foster, reached 1,325 miles per gallon with a design that featured a Cambridge Design Partnership oxygen concentrator and micro-diesel engine along with some smart technology. The use of a GPS tracking system helped her to decide when to put the pedal to the metal and when to coast.While no direct prototypes are likely to come out of the race and onto the production line they do give car manufacturers a lot to think about. After all, if an 11-year-old can design a car that is this fuel-efficient then why can’t professional engineering and design teams come up with a car that can do better than 40 miles per gallon on the highway? 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. Explore further Citation: Students design cars the get 1000 MPG+ (2011, June 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-students-cars-mpg.htmllast_img read more

Superdry reforming reaction converts greenhouse gases to useful intermediates

first_img New approach to dynamically tune how a catalyst operates More information: L. C. Buelens et al. Super-dry reforming of methane intensifies CO2 utilization via Le Chateliers principle, Science (2016). DOI: 10.1126/science.aah7161AbstractEfficient CO2 transformation from a waste product to carbon source for chemicals and fuels will require reaction conditions that effect its reduction. We develop a “super-dry” CH4 reforming reaction for enhanced CO production from CH4 and CO2. We used Ni/MgAl2O4 as a CH4 reforming catalyst, Fe2O3/MgAl2O4 as a solid oxygen carrier, and CaO/Al2O3 as a CO2 sorbent. The isothermal coupling of these three different processes resulted in higher CO production compared with conventional dry reforming by avoiding back reactions with water. The reduction of iron oxide was intensified by CH4 conversion to syngas over Ni and by CO2 extraction and storage as CaCO3. CO2 is then used for iron reoxidation and CO production exploiting equilibrium shifts effected with inert gas sweeping (Le Chatelier’s Principle). Super-dry reforming utilizes up to three CO2 molecules per CH4 and offers a high CO space-time yield of 7.5 mmol CO per second per kilogram of iron at at 1023 Kelvin. 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. Explore further Researchers from Ghent University in Belgium, led by Dr. Vladimir Galvita have developed a nickel-catalyzed carbon reforming reaction scheme that involves the use of calcium oxide as a carbon dioxide sorbent and iron oxide as a solid oxygen carrier. This process does not involve temperature swings, allowing for better carbon monoxide production, and their two-flow system eliminates unwanted back reactions. Their work appears in a recent issue of Science.In an effort to decrease CO2 production, scientists have developed methods to convert CO2 to helpful starting materials that can be used to produce synthetic energy sources. These methods involve reducing CO2. The most commercially feasible method is a process called dry reforming of methane, which produces syngases, CO and H2. This reaction needs to be a “dry” reaction because in the presence of water, the more energetically favored water gas shift reaction occurs. In this reaction carbon monoxide reacts with water to re-form carbon dioxide. Eliminating water from these reactions has proved to be an active area of research.In the current study, Buelens et al. used calcium oxide as a CO2 sorbent in which calcium carbonate is formed. This has several benefits that that has allowed a higher carbon monoxide yield and an opportunity to remove water that is formed from the oxidation of methane. First, from an economic and practical standpoint, because CO2 is removed in situ, the feed gas can be of lower stock quality. Secondly, the formation of calcium carbonate can be coupled with methane reformation and iron oxide reduction resulting in a more energetically favorable process. Then, when calcium carbonate decomposes into CO2 and CaO, the carbon dioxide is reduced to CO over the iron oxide oxygen carrier. According to the authors, it is at this point that the feed is switched to inert gas to regenerate the system. They obtained a 45% higher CO yield, but this yield could be even higher by optimizing conditions. The higher efficiency of this reaction is due in large part by employing Le Chatlier’s Principle. Importantly, their two-flow reaction set-up seems to have some versatility that prior dry reforming reactions lacked either by changing the gas feedstock ratios or by changing to a multi-reactor configuration.The applications of this technique, according to lead author, Lukas Buelens is that “with this process, we intensify the conversion of CO2 by making maximal use of CH4 as reducing gas. The generated CO can be used directly or combined with a green H2 source for the production of chemicals or fuels.”Additionally, their initial flow system uses a less expensive nickel catalyst because carbon deposition has been eliminated. Their system is more efficient for CO2 utilization than prior dry reforming reactions and may serve as a model for optimized CO2 conversion. Citation: ‘Super-dry’ reforming reaction converts greenhouse gases to useful intermediates (2016, November 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-11-super-dry-reforming-reaction-greenhouse-gases.htmlcenter_img Journal information: Science © 2016 Phys.org (Phys.org)—A new “super-dry” carbon dioxide reforming reaction consumes two waste products, carbon dioxide and methane, and produces gases that can be used to make synthetic fuels and other important products. Credit: L. C. Buelens et al.last_img read more

Tips on how to keep your children safe this festive season

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Here are 5 ways you can do so…Shopping centres are busy at this time of year. While you may be in a rush to complete your shopping, you must be vigilant at all times. If you take your children to a shopping centre, ensure you keep a close eye on them. Do not, under any circumstances, leave them in the vehicle.If you are working this festive season, ensure that someone you trust is looking after your children. Leaving children, especially young ones, at home without supervision is risky.Teach your children not to accept anything from, talk to or go anywhere with strangers. Inform them that, should they be approached by a stranger or feel unsafe around someone known to them, they should run away and scream to get the attention of people in the area. Also teach them never to go to secluded areas.Ensure that your children know your name, their name and surname, as well as their address when they are of age. They should be informed that these details are not to be given to strangers, but instead to people of authority such as police officers or lifeguards for example. Teach children emergency numbers and what to do in emergency situations as well.If you have a pool, ensure that it is covered with a pool net. Remember that all it takes is a few seconds for a child to wander off and fall into a pool. If you do not have a fence around the pool, it is a good idea to install one. The festive season is one of the busiest times of the year at the beach. Ensure that you or someone you trust is supervising your children at all times. Do not let them wander off.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Parents and guardians are urged to ensure that they pay attention to the safety of their children this festive season.last_img read more

CIRS Displays Prototype CT Angiography Phantom to Test Motion Artifacts

first_imgSiemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Image courtesy of CIRS Inc.November 24, 2015 — The Dynamic Cardiac Phantom is a precision instrument which mimics the translation and rotational motion of the heart in a tissue-equivalent phantom. It is designed for comprehensive analysis of image quality, calcification detection and iodine contrast detection. The phantom represents an average human thorax in shape, proportion and composition. A Plastic Water DT rod containing a solid, anatomically-shaped heart model is inserted into the mediastinum of the phantom. The heart model contains cavities representing the coronary arteries, which can be replaced with targets of different calcification or iodine contrast levels depending on the required application. The body is connected to a motion actuator box that induces motion through linear translation and rotation of the Plastic Water DT rod. Motion of the rod itself is radiographically invisible due to its matching density with the surrounding material. Both the heart and the targets, given their density difference, can be resolved.The phantom is controlled using CIRS Motion Control Software and includes a motion profile of an average beating heart and matching electrocardiogram (ECG) signal at 60 bpm. Through the intuitive user interface, users can adjust amplitudes and heart rate, or import patient-specific cardiac motion profiles.For more information: www.cirsinc.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Related Content News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more center_img Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | November 24, 2015 CIRS Displays Prototype CT Angiography Phantom to Test Motion Artifacts Human thorax phantom mimics translation, rotational motion of the heart The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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Police arrest Costa Rican man transporting 14 undocumented immigrants

first_imgPublic Security Ministry officers arrested on Saturday a Costa Rican man with the last names Ortega Villegas, who was transporting 14 undocumented Nicaraguans inside a truck.The arrest occurred in the Guanacaste canton of Tilarán, some 88 miles from the border with Nicaragua, where police found 13 men and one woman, all adults, hidden inside a truck used for cattle transportation.National Police Director Juan José Andrade said this is the tenth human smuggling arrest this year. The smugglers have tried to bring in illegally a total of 56 people into the country.“This tenth arrest is a clear message to those who for years have devoted themselves to illegally entering people into Costa Rica. We will continue taking action to prevent this practice from keep growing in our country,” Andrade said.Police in Tilarán took Ortega into custody and the 14 people will be taken back to the Nicaragua border this week.Arrests related to human smuggling and trafficking in 2014 have already exceeded those made last year when National Police managed to apprehend six smugglers transporting 22 people without immigration documents, Andrade said.Last month Judicial Investigation Police agents used 24 simultaneous raids in Guanacaste to take down an international human smuggling ring that operated in both Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Facebook Comments Related posts:Red Cross warns of increase in violent deaths last month Traffic Police to launch roadway checkpoints during pre-holiday season Impunity remains largest hurdle for human trafficking in the Americas, says UN No prison sentences for petty theft, lawmakers proposelast_img read more

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