Image courtesy of FKAB Marine DesignEPC provider Gloryholder has signed a contract for the supply of LNG fuel gas systems to two dual-fueled chemical tankers.Gloryholder said that the deal was for the designing and supplying LNG fuel gas supply system for two 22,000 dwt chemical tankers with Wuhu Shipyard.According to the company, the systems will be delivered to Wuhu shipyard in 2020. The shipowner is Swedish Rederi AB Donsötank, the design company is FKAB, and the vessels will be classified by DNV-GL.Gloryholder added that the ice-class 1A, dual-fuelled, 22,000-dwt newbuilds will be designed with low-resistance hull features.The LNG fuel gas system delivered by Gloryholder LGM includes two sets of 300 cbm LNG liquid cargo tanks with integrated tank connection space, LNG bunkering station modules, water-glycol system, commission, crew training, and onsite services.To remind, Gloryholder was recently awarded a contract to design and supply the LNG cargo handling and fuel gas supply system for a new 6,000-cbm LNG bunkering vessel being built by Damen Shipyard for Eesti Gaas.
Contributed by D. Robin Blair |I appreciate The Two River Times front page article of March 1-8, “Opening This Fall: Tribute to Overlooked Red Bank Legend.”T. Thomas Fortune and family moved to their Red Bank home “Maple Hall” in August of 1901, according to a Red Bank Register article of that year. The Fortune home was subsequently deemed significant by its inclusion in both the National Register of Historic Places (Dec. 8, 1976), and in the New Jersey Register of Historic Places (Aug. 16, 1979). As a tradition for Black History Month in February, the T. Thomas Fortune Foundation participated in the 28th Annual African-American Read-In at both the Red Bank and Long Branch libraries with their “Reading Fortune: A Voice for the Ages.” This event is sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and endorsed by the International Literacy Association. The goal is to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month.Thank you for bringing attention to this unique Red Bank story. The story starts with the son of a slave becoming the editor of the most influential African American newspaper in the nation. With his position, he befriends many of the most notable 20th century figures, e.g. Frederick Douglass. But the story continues with the current rehabilitation of his home made possible by Roger Mumford. In this public private partnership, Mr. Mumford will provide the nonprofit T. Thomas Fortune Foundation with a magnificently restored building to be named the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center.For information about the T. Thomas Fortune Foundation, visit: tthomasfortuneculturalcenter.org.D. Robin Blair Member,Board of DirectorsT. Thomas Fortune Foundation
The Grand Forks lost for the 19th straight time Friday night in the Boundary City.However, don’t tell the Nelson Leafs those 19-straight loss Bruins are easy ponits on the schedule.Grand Forks pushed the Leafs for most of the game before surrendering a 4-1 decision in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.The win was the eighth consecutive for the Green and White, leaders of the Murdoch Division. After a scoreless first period, Grand Forks opened the scoring minutes into the second frame when Jacbo Jeske beat Cody Boeckman in the Nelson nets.Casen Willans got that one back before team captain Colton Schell notched what proved to be the winner with five minutes remaining in the period.Goals by Cole Arcuri, on the power play, and Jacob Boyczuk ten seconds apart sealed the hard-fought win for Nelson.Nelson, improving to 14-5-1, out shot the Bruins 47-30.Grand Forks goalie Robert Dunsmuir was outstanding in the home nets.The Leafs host Golden Rockets Saturday at the NDCC Arena.Puck drop is 7 p.m.ICE CHIPS: Colton Schell finished the game with three points while defenceman J.J. Beitel and forward Matthew Naka each had two assists. . . .Schell is on a six-game point streak with 14 points duirng that time. . . .Nelson rookie Colton McCarthy was a minus-1 in two games for the Moose Jaw Warriors. The Tribe lost 2-1 to Calgary and 5-2 to Medicine Hat. Moose Jaw plays in Cranbrook Saturday against the Ice. The coaching staff wanted to get a look at McCarthy, property of the Warriors, and asked the Leaf rookie to play on this three-game western road swing.
SPEEDY LIEUTENANT COLONEL, LATE RUNNING BIG JOHN B LOOM LARGE IN SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 TOKYO CITY CUP AT 1 ½ MILES
LIEUTENANT COLONEL: A gate to wire winner of his last two starts; allowance races at 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 15 and 1 1/8 miles on March 6, this 4-year-old gelding has come to hand for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, who has saddled him in his last three outs. Well beaten in both the Grade III Gotham Stakes and the Grade I Wood Memorial when trained by Chad Brown a year ago, Lieutenant Colonel faces his first stakes assignment for Hollendorfer. With Rafael Bejarano opting to ride Big John B, he’ll be ridden by Mike Smith, who was aboard for his first southern California start, as he tries to stretch his speed to the unknown depths of a mile and one half. Owned by Harvey Clarke and Paul Braverman, Lieutenant Colonel has three wins from six overall starts and has earnings of $116,650.BIG JOHN B: The class of the field, “Big John” has 13 wins from 34 starts on grass, but has only run three times on dirt, with his lone win coming at a mile and one half, in Del Mar’s Grade III Cougar II Handicap seven starts back on July 24. A dedicated deep closer, Big John B, a 7-year-old gelding by Hard Spun, never threatened when seventh as the 2-1 favorite here in the Grade II, 1 ½ miles turf San Luis Rey Stakes on March 13. Trained by Phil D’Amato and owned by Michael House, Big John B is 39-14-6-5 overall with earnings of $789,770.THE GRADE III TOKYO CITY CUP IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 8 (of 10) Approximate post time, 4:05 p.m. PDTBig John B–Rafael Bejarano–122Class Leader–Victor Espinoza–120Ike Walker–Edwin Maldonado–120John’s Success–Tyler Baze–120China Girl Lover–Drayden Van Dyke–120Blingo–Alex Solis–120Lieutenant Colonel–Mike Smith–120First post time for a 10-race program on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. ARCADIA, Calif. (April 1, 2016)–Front running Lieutenant Colonel and late running Big John B head a field of seven older horses in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup at Santa Anita, which will be contested at the marathon distance of 1 ½ miles on the main track.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr will be joining forces with his friend and mentor Gregg Popovich on the USA Basketball coaching staff, it was announced Thursday.Popovich named Kerr, Pacers coach Nate McMillan and Villanova coach Jay Wright as his assistant coaches for the 2019 Basketball World Cup and 2020 Olympics in Japan.“This is an incredible opportunity and one I’m extremely grateful for,” Kerr said in a statement. “I had the good fortune to participate in our USA Basketball program as an …
The cells on a leaf interlock one another, like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. In a manner similar to jigsaw puzzles, which can be lifted by the hand even though composed of individually-weak pieces, this gives the leaf structural strength. How does this come about? In the current issue of Cell,1 Jeffrey Settleman (Harvard) explains the work of Fu et al. that reveals an “elaborate mechanism” of controls and feedback systems. Plants possess multiple proteins that interact: one can cause one wall of a cell to pinch in, while another bulges it out. These “molecular switches” antagonize each other in delicate ways to produce the interlocking effect, as explained in a press release from UC Riverside:These proteins tell one part of a cell to grow outward while telling its neighbor to recede or indent itself in a finely tuned biological dance. The results are structures that, despite their delicate appearance and slenderness, provide the strength necessary to allow the plant to grow and thrive. The findings point out that these distinct signals play a critical role in the development of leaf cell walls and leaf structures in a controlled and ordered way and that genetically over expressing one or the other leads to cells lacking the interlocking jigsaw puzzle appearance. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)They found that plants grown without the genes for these proteins could not produce the interlocking pattern. Although they have made progress understanding how this works, there’s much more going on: “While the researchers unlocked a fascinating mechanism of biochemical crosstalk that coordinates cells into tissues, a deeper understanding of how plant cells chemically talk to each other to grow or recede in an ordered way remains unclear.” For one thing, how does a protruding lobe find the corresponding socket? What master control coordinates all the individual activities? More research is needed.1Jeffrey Settleman, “Intercalating Arabidopsis Leaf Cells: A Jigsaw Puzzle of Lobes, Necks, ROPs, and RICs,” Cell, Volume 120, Issue 5, 11 March 2005, Pages 570-572, doi:10.1016/j.cell.2005.02.025.Things don’t just happen. The intricate patterns in nature are controlled by elaborate mechanisms and programs. Think of how weak a cell of cytoplasm is; how does it gain the strength to stand up against gravity, hold out its leaves, and grow? Here is another example where multiple players work in a coordinated way for a purposeful result. Why, then, do Darwin Party propagandists make outlandish claims that there is not a shred of evidence for creation? If they cannot explicate in detail the “numerous, successive, slight modifications” that could achieve this kind of engineering by chance, they’ve got monstrous puzzles of their own.(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
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Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:52Vico Sotto to go after erring CENRO officials in Pasig City02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Kai Sotto during his press conference and sendoff. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton believes that Kai Sotto has what it takes to flourish as a basketball player.“Kai, that’s my guy,” Sexton told a handful of reporters on Wednesday at Raffles Makati. “He’s going to be great.”ADVERTISEMENT READ: Rookie, legend play mentor roles Sexton went on to become a lottery pick in the NBA a destination Sotto has long set his sights on.“He’s already great and he’s going to be a lot better, you’re all going to see,” Sexton said of Sotto.Sexton is in town with WNBA legend and future Hall of Famer Tina Penicherio for the 2019 Jr. NBA Philippines that is set to come off wraps this Saturday at Don Bosco in Makati.Sexton will also serve as a mentor to kids aged 13-14 years old in the event that culminates at MOA Music Hall this Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT The NBA rookie wasn’t simply making a conjecture. He has, after all, trained alongside the Filipino prospect in Atlanta, where Sotto is currently training in a bid to crack premier basketball league.READ: Cavs’ Collin Sexton watches Game 7 of PBA FinalsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSexton and Sotto train under the same skills coach American Nick Stapleton, who has an international following which includes professionals from China, Italy and Montenegro.The similarities between Sexton and Sotto don’t end there. The American guard went on to play in the Fiba Under-17 World Cup in 2017, while the towering Filipino played in the last year’s edition of the global meet. View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ PH bet Romero Duno scores tough split decision for NABO lightweight crown Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES
WASHINGTON – NAFTA negotiations are approaching a new phase of talks after early rounds marked by acrimony, inflexibility and finger-pointing.It’s the search for solutions.Negotiators gathered at an informal session in Washington this week are considering ways to work around a main impasse of the talks so far, a U.S. demand on auto parts deemed unfeasible by Canada, Mexico and the industry.The other countries intend to ask the U.S. whether there might be a way to rework the proposal in a manner palatable to everyone, while still achieving America’s goal of bolstering domestic auto production.Time constraints are intensifying pressure to find solutions: Rounds are currently scheduled only into March, Mexico and the U.S. have national elections thereafter and President Donald Trump has threatened to start the withdrawal process to get a quick deal.One Canadian official said that a spirit of problem-solving has permeated this informal round.“The mood has lightened a bit since the Mexico round (last month),” he said.“It was a bit acrimonious.”The main goal this week was to chip away at less-controversial chapters. But the Canadian side has some ideas for a new path forward on automobiles, a key priority for the Trump administration, elected on a promise to strengthen manufacturing.The Canadian side thinks that goal can be achieved by moving away from the traditional method of calculating the content of a car. For instance, the current NAFTA says that a car’s pieces must be 62.5 per cent North American to avoid a tariff and the U.S. called for a ramp-up to 85 per cent, plus a U.S.-specific 50 per cent requirement, with virtually no adjustment phase-in period, to the dismay of other parties.But what if the formula were completely overhauled?Canada is weighing a new calculation method that takes into account the full cost of a vehicle, including the most valuable components of modern cars — which, increasingly, are new digital technologies, light-weight composite materials and other intellectual property, for which the United States is a world-leading hub.“Evaluating the entire value … rather than some of the components that are currently spelled out. (Things like) digital inputs,” is how one official explained it.“It’s important to recognize that what goes into a car has changed since NAFTA was signed.”Canada has not yet presented the proposal to the U.S., its side said late Thursday.The context for the idea is outlined in a recent paper by the government-and-industry-funded Center for Automotive Research in Michigan, which describes how a technological revolution is already underway, spurred by autonomous cars; new fuel-efficiency standards; improved safety and computer connectivity.It says the accelerated rate of innovation will last at least three decades.It estimates that while mild steel and high-strength alloys made up 80 per cent of a car’s materials in 2010, that fell to barely 60 per cent in 2015; will fall to barely 30 per cent in 2020; just over 20 per cent in 2030; and less than 10 per cent in 2040.A Canadian auto-parts representative said these changes are partly driven by tough new international fuel standards.Flavio Volpe said companies are spending hundreds of billions of dollars to double fuel efficiency through everything from lightweight materials to internal components: “Start-stop technology. Hybrid technology. Batteries, electric, fuel cell… Material sciences.”He said the U.S. is currently a hotbed of these technologies. And he said it might make sense to design incentives to keep production of emerging technology on this continent, so that the research and production are clustered here.He called the tracing requirements in NAFTA a tool designed for the cars of 1994.“I think we have to have a fresh look at the way that works,” Volpe said.“(So) can you devise a formula that captures the hundreds of billions of dollars currently being spent to meet advanced fuel-efficiency and safety regulations? If you can, then we can all negotiate the numbers (later).”There might not be much time.Trump has repeatedly said he might start withdrawing from NAFTA to press the other countries into making concessions; Mexico has said that, if that happens, it would leave the negotiating table and some decisions will need to be made by March, when the current schedule of talks ends.That places extra pressure on countries to make progress at the January round scheduled in Montreal.There are other small, emerging slivers of potential compromise: insiders familiar with U.S. negotiating positions said they anticipate room for negotiation on the controversial idea of a five-year review clause. The part deemed a non-starter by Canada and Mexico is the idea that NAFTA should end in five years, unless everyone extends it.Both Mexico and Canada have said they’re willing to live with a less-aggressive review clause.
HOUSTON, B.C. — Members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation in northwestern British Columbia expect RCMP may serve an injunction at a protest camp on a remote forest service road southwest of Houston within hours.The camp was established almost 10 years ago as a checkpoint to manage entry to traditional territories, but an injunction issued late last year ordered removal of gates across the forest service road.A blockade across the road was set up more recently and the injunction was expanded to cover it as well.RCMP enforced that part of the injunction on Monday and arrested 14 people.TransCanada Corp, now officially known as TC Energy, sought the injunction so it could begin work on the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline, part of an approved $40-billion LNG Canada liquefied natural gas project set for Kitimat, B.C.TC Energy says all the elected Wet’suwet’en band councils support the pipeline, but the First Nation’s hereditary chiefs oppose its construction through the 22,000 square kilometres of their traditional territories.New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen, who represents the area, said the conflict has been developing for years — in part because of a failure to recognize the nuances between elected and hereditary Indigenous governments.He said Wet’suwet’en band councils have authority over reserves and services, while hereditary chiefs control activities on their traditional territories.“This is the clash of two forms of government,” he said in an interview Tuesday.Cullen believes the hereditary leadership is looking for guidance from the federal government and expects Ottawa to recognize and accommodate their rights and title.“There is a whole series of Supreme Court (of Canada) decisions that say if there are established rights and title-holders, if you are going to infringe on those rights, then you have to justify and accommodate for it,” he said.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was to visit Kamloops, B.C., on Wednesday and Cullen expected Trudeau would face some pointed questions during a townhall meeting in the evening.“He says there is no more important relationship to him than that with Indigenous peoples and that the (LNG Canada) project, the largest in Canadian history, is his government’s top priority. So if he isn’t going to engage on something like this, I am not sure what would qualify.” Companies in this story: (TSX:TRP)The Canadian Press