4 May

Russia: Corvette Boiky Undergoes Sea Trials

first_img View post tag: Boiky View post tag: News by topic Training & Education View post tag: Navy Russia: Corvette Boiky Undergoes Sea Trials View post tag: trials View post tag: Undergoes View post tag: Corvettecenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Corvette Boiky Undergoes Sea Trials October 12, 2012 View post tag: sea The new Project 20380 corvette Boiky built by JSC Severnaya Verf shipyard for Baltic Fleet (BF) is passing sea trials in the fleet’s test ranges…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, October 12, 2012; Image: Flot View post tag: Naval Share this articlelast_img read more

3 May

COA awards summary judgment to city in mountain bike liability case

first_imgOlivia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comThe Indiana Court of Appeals granted summary judgment in favor of the city of Indianapolis and Indy Parks and Recreation department after determining that the city was not liable for injuries sustained by a mountain biker as he was riding on a city-owned trail.In July 2011, Richard Kaler and his girlfriend were riding a mountain bike trail at Town Run Trail Park, owned by the city of Indianapolis through the Indy Parks and Recreation, when Kaler rode over the low-grade portion of a berm, which required him to do “a little bunny hop” to get back on the trail. However, on his second time through the trail, when it was beginning to get dark outside, Kaler opted to ride over the high-grade portion of the berm, lost control and fell down a two-foot drop.Kaler was diagnosed with lacerations to his spleen and kidney, yet refused physical therapy and participated in a 100-mile bike ride later that summer. However, in September 2012, Kaler filed a complaint against the city on the basis of premises liability.In response, the city moved for summary judgment, which the Marion Superior Court denied. The city appealed, and the Indiana Court of Appeals reversed in a Thursday decision.Drawing on precedent from the cases of Burrell v. Meads, 569 N.E.2d 637 (Ind. 1991) and Pfenning v. Lineman, 947 N.E.2d 392(Ind. 2011), Judge Patricia Riley, writing for the appellate panel, said the designated evidence in Kaler’s case does not satisfy the three requirements laid out in Burrell with respect to the duty component of premises liability.Specifically, Riley wrote that “it was objectively reasonable for the City … to expect Kaler to appreciate the risks of riding the trail and take suitable protections.” The difficulty of the trail was advertised as beginner through intermediate, and Kaler described himself as a “sophisticated” cyclist who enjoyed obstacles, such as berms, Riley said. Thus, it was objective and reasonable for the city to expect Kaler to recognize the trail’s risk and take appropriate precautions, the judge wrote.Additionally, Kaler testified in a deposition that being involved in a bicycle crash was a general consequence of the sport, Riley wrote, so he cannot establish that the city had actual or constructive knowledge of a condition on the trail that posed unreasonable risk, another of the three Burrell factors.Further, the appellate court held Thursday Kaler was contributorily negligent in his fall from the berm because he “knew and understood the precautions a reasonably prudent mountain biker should take – inspect the feature prior to riding it – but chose not to follow them.”The panel, therefore, reversed the denial of summary judgment and found in favor of the city in the case of Hoosier Mountain Bike Association, Inc., City of Indianapolis, and Indy Parks and Recreation v. Richard Kaler, 49A04-1604-CT-865.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

21 Apr

Zeelandia makes two appointments

first_imgZeelandia, the bakery ingredients supplier, has made two key appointments to its management team.Mark Birch, who brings a wealth of experience from across the FMCG and retail sectors, has joined as its key account manager for the retail sector. And, at the same time, the company has appointed Noel Hawkes as its key account manager for the wholesale sector.Commenting on the appointment of Birch, Richard Schrama, managing director, said: “2012 is an exciting time for Zeelandia and with Mark joining our business at this crucial time, it will enable us to further strengthen our commercial team and to achieve our ambitious growth strategy.”National sales manager Richard Hazeldine, commenting on Hawkes, added: “We are very pleased to have Noel on board. We have an ambitious growth strategy and Noel, who brings a wealth of experience to our business, will be a key player in our plans to develop our business with national and independent wholesalers.”last_img read more

2 Mar

Dirtwire’s Wild, Wet, And Wonderful Guide to Thrive at Lightning in a Bottle 2017

first_imgDirtwire sits on the front porch of Americana’s future, conjuring up a whirlwind of sound using traditional instrumentation, world percussion, soundscapes, and electronic beats. Comprised of David Satori (Beats Antique), Evan Fraser (Hamsa Lila; Stellamara), and Mark Reveley (Jed and Lucia), each performance brings both band and audience to a mysterious crossroads of beats, blues, African, Asian, and South American sounds. The result is a rebirth of Americana and a post-millennial psychedelic journey to downhome goodness. The trio is blazing a new path and blurring genres, doing it with fearlessness and frivolity taboot.The fine fellas of Dirtwire are beyond stoked for this weekend’s excursion to Bradley, CA for The DoLab’s annual Lightning in a Bottle. We’re happy to deliver their version of LIB’s tremendous Thrive Guide, 2017 edition.Dirtwire’s Wild, Wet and Wonderful Guide to Thrive at LIB 2017“Its that time of year! Bring your hats, floatie toys, SUP boards, sexy swimsuits, bandanas, and your water bottles. We’re going to light it up at LiB! We got water! Make sure to check out the madness in a super-chill floatie world!”There’s gonna be way too much fun to be had so here’s our guide to exploring the land and the water we call home:THE LAKE! Definitely check out as much as you can! No seriously, its going to be ridiculously fun wherever you go, but we recommend the Grand Artique, an amazing little town called Frontierville, straight out of the Wild West with great live music and vaudevillian shenanigans. Tons of Workshops!!! Check them out. The Landing – Earth Activism Hub is doing some important work along with so many others. Crazy times are upon us so lets learn from each other and create a new reality together. David Satori from Dirtwire (and Beats Antique) will be doing a workshop at the Landing – The Grid – Friday 10:15am on The Creative Process with a live demonstration on what goes into building a piece of music.The Learning Kitchen is an amazing place to tap into fun new ways of making things from Sushi to Super Food Power Balls!“Have a beautiful time and we look forward to kicking some dirt up with you!”With Love,Dirtwire  -David, Evan and MarkHave a gander at L4LM’s own B.Getz’s LIB Music Preview here!Have a peek behind the scenes of LIB’s brand new The Compass here!Check out Dirtwires new video for “SHISHKABOB,” directed by Nar Levoni.words: B.Getz Make a reservation at the Lighting Inn and go see what’s going on at Beacon if you’re craving some community and downtempo vibes go to the The Lodge or if you’re feeling like really getting down in the dust make sure you witness the greatness of the mighty Thunder Stage.last_img read more

18 Jan

A Funny Thing Happened…, Starring James Corden, Eyeing Broadway

first_img Featuring music and lyrics by Sondheim and a book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum follows scheming slave Pseudolus as he attempts to win his freedom from the henpecked Senex and his overbearing wife Domina. When he learns his master’s dim-witted son has fallen in love with a virgin courtesan, he seizes the opportunity to secure his release. The musical first opened on Broadway on May 8, 1962 at the Alvin Theatre. The show earned six Tony Awards including Best Musical. Star Files View Comments Corden, who stars as the Baker in the upcoming Into the Woods film adaptation, earned a Tony for his portrayal of Francis Henshall in One Man, Two Guvnors after originating the role in London. He also appeared in The History Boys on Broadway and in the West End. In addition to Into the Woods, Corden’s screen credits include One Chance, in which he played Britain’s Got Talent sensation Paul Potts, Begin Again, The Three Musketeers, Gulliver’s Travels, The Gruffalo, Gavin & Stacey and Horne & Corden.center_img James Corden Comedy tonight—give or take a year! Tony winner James Corden is in negotiations to star as Pseudolus in a Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. According to The New York Times, the tuner could return to the Great White Way in the spring of 2015 under the direction of Tony nominee Alex Timbers.last_img read more

31 Dec

Global utility company AES sees 12-gigawatt capacity growth by 2022 driven largely by renewables

first_imgGlobal utility company AES sees 12-gigawatt capacity growth by 2022 driven largely by renewables FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):AES Corp. executives have laid out an ambitious plan to add nearly 12,000 MW of new capacity to the company’s portfolio by 2022, fueled in large part by the rapid development of the sPower renewables pipeline.“Our goal is to earn attractive returns while greening our portfolio,” AES President and CEO Andrés Gluski said Aug. 7 on the company’s second-quarter 2018 earnings call.AES has signed 1,500 MW of long-term power purchase agreements so far this year and is on track to exceed its internal projection of 2,000 MW for the full year, Gluski said.The company attributed a significant portion of this growth to renewable energy developer sPower, which AES bought in 2017 through a joint venture with Alberta Investment Management Corp. AES in February 2017 predicted sPower’s development pipeline of more than 10,000 MW of renewable energy projects would initially deliver about 500 MW of signed PPAs per year.Gluski pointed out that year-to-date sPower has about 1,200 MW of renewable capacity locked into long-term contracts with large corporate customers, such as Microsoft Corp. and Apple Inc., as well as utilities. “This is more than double the 500 MW annually of signed PPAs that we expected to achieve when we acquired sPower last year,” Gluski said.“The business has outperformed our expectations since we acquired it, both from an operational and development perspective,” AES Executive Vice President and CFO Thomas O’Flynn said on the call. Because of sPower’s contributions, AES is now “on pace” to sign 2,000 MW to 3,000 MW of new renewable PPAs annually in 2019 and 2020, Gluski noted. “This would result in 7.5 GW of new renewable PPAs being signed through 2020, all of which would be online by 2022.”More ($): AES exceeding portfolio growth targets through long-term contractslast_img read more

29 Sep

Swiss BVK members threaten to drop scheme due to rate changes

first_imgPeople above the age of 48, once the new parameters are applied from 2017, will receive a monthly top-up if they remain with the BVK for another five years. Those that have already reached the age of 60 that year “will be guaranteed a minimum pension based on a theoretical retirement a day before the lower conversion rate takes effect”, a spokesman for the pension fund told IPE. “This is to prevent people being forced into early retirement because of the measures taken.”The BVK’s spokesman said there was “a lot of pressure on the young people who are getting less interest on their assets today because the money is needed to finance pension promises made with a too high conversion rate”.Many of the authorities that are currently members of the BVK, however, are now criticising the move, and some are even mulling an exit.The University of Zurich has now established a working group to look into the effects the changes will have on its 4,500 employees in the fund.The university said in a newsletter to its members that the “drastic changes allow the University to terminate the contract with the BVK early per year-end 2016 and to join another pension fund”.It put together a panel of experts to look into “all possibilities”, including “getting offers from other Pensionskassen”.Another body in Zurich, the VZGV – an advisory board to municipalities made up of former municipal and city employees – has also commissioned an independent study with the consultancy Dipeka that will be used to advise municipalities and cities in the canton.The study’s author, industry expert Boris Morf, said the cut in the technical parameters was an “adequate response to future developments” and that the application of a generation table instead of a periodic table was “sensible” and “positive, especially for young members.He added that “most of the providers are confronted with the same problems as the BVK, and members have to be careful not to get out of the frying pan and into the fire”. The University of Zurich has commissioned an independent study to determine whether recent technical-parameter changes will affect the pension fund’s ability to fulfil its obligations.The fund (BVK) – for local entities and other authorities in the canton of Zurich – decided last summer to make major cuts, lowering the conversion rate to 4.8% and the discount rate to 2%. Other pension funds in Switzerland have taken similar steps in recent years, but the BVK’s amendments, while welcomed by many experts, were seen as being particularly drastic.The BVK is investing CHF950m (€775m) in total to soften the effects of the changes to the technical parameters.last_img read more

27 Sep

PM says no to debate on broadening access medicinal marijuana

first_imgStuff co.nz 9 June 2015Prime Minister John Key says he would not support a parliamentary debate on broadening access to medicinal marijuana because there are alternatives available.His comments come after Capital & Coast District Health Board applied to the Ministry of Health on Friday for approval to use a marijuana extract to treat a Nelson teenager who is in an induced coma in Wellington Hospital.Alex Renton, 19, has been in the hospital’s intensive care unit since April 8 with a condition known as “refractory status epilepticus”. This condition causes him to suffer patterns of repeat and unremitting seizures.The cause of his seizures is unknown but it is thought his body’s immune system may be turning against itself, which is known as an auto-immune disorder.The heath board says it has exhausted all recommended and standard treatment options for Renton but his condition has not improved, which is why it sought permission to use medicinal marijuana.Renton’s mother, Rose, made a a tearful plea on Sunday for the drug to be approved. Labour MP Damien O’Connor also called for Parliament to debate the issue of access to medicinal marijuana.Key said that, while his advice on the subject could change, he was not “actively looking to progress” a parliamentary debate on the topic.He sympathised with the Renton’s and the “enormous anxiety” they were going through while they waited to see if their application was accepted.“But there’s no guarantee that even if they were given this medical marijuana, that it would achieve better outcomes for their son.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/69212610/pm-says-no-to-debate-on-broadening-access-medicinal-marijuanaMedicinal Marijuana Should Be Researched, Not LegalisedMedia Release 8 May 2015Family First NZ says that medicinal marijuana should not be legalised, but is calling for further research into the components of the marijuana plant for delivery via non-smoked forms.“NZ’ers need to be aware of the smoke-screen of ‘medicinal marijuana’. The strategy of groups who want dope legalised is to promote medicinal marijuana which simply manipulates society’s compassion for people with serious pain and health concerns. But marijuana will then be diverted from medical programs to ‘recreational’ purposes,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.Dr. Christian Thurstone, a psychiatrist and associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado and medical director of one of that state’s largest adolescent substance-abuse-treatment programs, said: “In the absence of credible data, this debate is being dominated by bad science and misinformation from people interested in using medical marijuana as a step to legalisation for recreational use.” In 1979, NORML said “We’ll use medical marijuana as red-herring to give marijuana a good name”. In 1996 when California foolishly approved medicinal marijuana, NORML said “marijuana has been de facto legalised under guise of medical marijuana”. But a US study found that the average ‘patient’ was a 32-year-old white male with a history of drug and alcohol abuse and no history of life threatening illness. A 2011 study that examined 1,655 applicants in California who sought a physician’s recommendation for medical marijuana found that very few had cancer, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma or multiple sclerosis.The American Medical Association, the American Society of Addiction Medicines, the American Cancer Society, the American Glaucoma Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics all report finding no documented medical value in marijuana. The British Medical Association asserts that marijuana use increases health risks.Similarly, the US FDA has stated that “no sound scientific studies supported the medical use of marijuana for treatment in the United States and no animal or human data supported the safety or efficacy of marijuana for general medical use. There are alternative FDA-approved medications in existence for treatment of many of the proposed uses of smoked marijuana.”[1]“Scientists have used the marijuana plant’s primary active ingredient – THC – as a pill form for nausea and appetite stimulation. It may be that there can be the development of non-smoked rapid-onset cannabinoid delivery systems. But this should be decided on the basis of thorough clinical trials, as recommended by the US Institute of Medicine.[2] We support the NZ government’s caution around this issue,” says Mr McCoskrie.Family First is calling for the following:the expansion of research into the components of the marijuana plant for delivery via non-smoked forms. (Supported by NZMA)the establishment of an emergency or research program that allows seriously ill patients to obtain non-smoked components of marijuana before final Ministry of Health approval.the Government instruct the Ministry of Health to update the prescribing guidelines for pharmaceutically based THC derivative medicines to include Sativex as a medicine under the Medicines Act 1981 and to continue to make pharmaceutically based THC derivative medicines available to treat serious medical conditions when traditional methods have failed.ENDSlast_img read more

26 Sep

Breaking: Solskjaer rules out Ighalo deadline-day arrival at Man Utd

first_img Loading… Read Also: Solskjaer eyeing late Ighalo deal on transfer deadline daySome fans are planning to walk out in the 68th minute of Saturday’s match at Old Trafford in protest at how the club is being run by the Glazer family and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.The atmosphere at Old Trafford has turned toxic in recent weeks, with supporters voicing their anger at the club hierarchy and police this week launched an investigation into an attack on the home of Woodward.“For me, the fans have been backing us and I am sure they’ll back the team again,” said Solskjaer. “They’re important for us and this is an important game for us.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ighalo was offered to the Red Devils away from the Chinese topflight no thanks to the Coronavirus that have seen the suspension of all domestic football action indefinitely in the Asian nation.On the other hand, King, who played for the club’s reserves under Solskjaer, was also linked with a move and Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe did not rule out an exit, but the United boss is not expecting any arrivals.“I don’t think we’ll do any more business, no,” Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference on Friday.The Norwegian said he was happy with the forwards at his disposal at Old Trafford and that the arrival of Portugal midfielder Fernandes would give him options to tweak his tactics.Solskjaer confirmed the 25-year-old would go straight into the squad against Wolves after he completed his move from Sporting Lisbon for an initial 55 million euros ($61 million, £46 million) on Thursday.“We’re just happy to finally get it over the line. We followed him for years and he has grown in that period,” said the United boss.“He is more mature, a great leader of his team and even with all the speculation that has been around him from every club in Europe linked with him, he stayed focused and played some fantastic football for Sporting Lisbon.”Solskjaer is expecting Fernandes to provide leadership in a squad that has been accused of lacking strong voices on the pitch.“That is one of the boxes we had to tick,” said the manager. “We want players who this means a lot to, and he’s a winner, he hates losing.“I have seen it myself but he uses that anger in a good way, to play better and help his teammates.“He was a fantastic captain for Sporting Lisbon and he was a leader and he is going to come here and be a great leader.” The United boss has been open about his desire to bolster his squad with a striker after the injury to top-scorer Marcus Rashford and the summer exits of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku.center_img Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not expect the likes of  Odion Ighalo and Josh King’s arrival at Manchester United on transfer  deadline-day but confirmed new signing Bruno Fernandes would be involved in Saturday’s home game against Wolves.Advertisement Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years Agolast_img read more