AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Cambria told reporters surgery is reserved for those with more than 70 percent blockage, and Kennedy had “a very high-grade blockage.” He refused to be more specific. BOSTON (AP) – Sen. Edward M. Kennedy underwent surgery Friday to repair a partially blocked artery in his neck, which was discovered during an examination of a decades-old back injury. Kennedy, 75, underwent the hourlong procedure on his left carotid artery – a major supplier of blood to the neck and head – at Massachusetts General Hospital, his office announced. The operation, performed by Dr. Richard Cambria, the hospital’s chief of vascular surgery, was completed without complications, and the Massachusetts Democrat was expected to be released in several days, his Washington office said in a statement. A carotid endarterectomy, the formal name for the operation, is performed on more than 180,000 people a year to prevent a stroke. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A murdered former priest that served in Donegal is set to be made a saint, it has emerged. Fr Ragheed Ganni, who served on Lough Derg, is set to be one of the first formally-recognised martyr of modern Iraq.Fr Ganni, 34, was murdered along with three sub-deacons by Islamist militants in Iraq in 2007. Former President Mary McAleese has previously described Fr Ganni as a reminder of “the cost of freedom and the price of service to others”.Mrs McAleese, who befriended Fr Ganni after originally meeting him when he was volunteering at the Donegal Christian sanctuary as a young seminarian, said when he finished his studies in Rome she asked whether he would contemplate returning to Ireland only to be told he was determined to serve the Christian community in his troubled homeland.Speaking last month, Mrs McAleese, said: “I was one of a number of people, good friends of his, who tried to persuade him not to do that.“He knew better than any of us how dangerous it was, but he was quite determined that his vocation and his mission lay among his own people, his own family, in bringing them pastoral help and comfort. Fr Dick Mohan, who was Prior at Lough Derg when Fr Ganni worked on the island, said he was “delighted to hear that news because Ragheed was a very special person, and many, many people who were privileged to meet him in Lough Derg and to hear him and become friends with him will be happy to know that his goodness has been recognised.”Murdered priest with links to Lough Derg on the path to sainthood was last modified: September 16th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
7 August 2008American industrial company Wabtec Corporation is expanding its presence in South Africa by establishing joint ventures to manufacture, supply and service its products in the region.The Wilmerding, Pennsylvania-based Wabtec Corporation is a global provider of value-added, technology-based products and services for the rail industry, manufacturing a range of products for locomotives, freight cars and passenger transit vehicles through its subsidiaries.It also builds new switcher and commuter locomotives and provides aftermarket services, and has been operating in African markets for several years.“By establishing a local presence in South Africa, we are making a commitment to expand our production and service capabilities in this growing market,” Wabtec chief executive Albert Neupaver said in a statement this week.The company has created Wabtec South Africa and FIP Brakes South Africa, both based in Kempton Park, to the east of Johannesburg, to boost its manufacturing presence in the region.To ensure that the company’s local operations are compliant with broad-based black economic empowerment requirements, it has selected a local company, Sibanye Brakes, as the minority partner in both the new operations.Wabtec South Africa will manufacture, assemble and service Wabtec products in the region, including locomotive and freight car braking equipment, draft gears, transit equipment and electronics.“The unit will also provide installation of Wabtec’s electronically controlled pneumatic braking equipment on locomotives and freight cars for Transnet Freight Rail, the state-owned railway in South Africa,” the company added.FIP Brakes South Africa will manufacture friction products and provide customers with access to worldwide technological and research capabilities, through Wabtec’s other friction operations in the US, Europe, Australia and India.“We believe customers will benefit from faster response time and direct access to all of Wabtec’s products and services,” Neupaver said.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A lot of acronyms for this week’s podcast because Ohio agriculture has been staying busy.The crew hears from David Brandt and David Montgomery from Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference.Ty Higgins catches up with Brad Harris of Firestone to talk tire tips for an upcoming busy spring.Joel Penhorwood talks with Ben Brown, new hire at Ohio State in ag economics, about the ARC/PLC safety net programs.All that and much more in this week’s edition of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast.
The verdictNow that I’ve used these covers on over a dozen test outs, I’ve decided that while not perfect, they are quite good, and I’m happy I gave them a shot. I’ve heard rumors that they are working on an improved hook and maybe even a special cover to connect the duct fan to so we can stop climbing ladders altogether. Not sure when that day will come, but I am definitely looking forward to it. Time to investI had seen a few different reusable duct covers over the years that claimed to save time and tape, but until recently, I wasn’t doing enough volume to justify buying them. But with some steady work doing Georgia energy code compliance testing for builders, my creaky old knees were starting to complain. RELATED ARTICLES Simple Methods for Measuring Air FlowDuct Leakage TestingHow to Track Down Leaks in Forced-Air DuctworkNew Green Building Products: Vent Cap Systems Some days I like my work, and some days I don’t, but I guess that’s just the way the world is. This love/hate relationship really rears its ugly head when I have to go out and do blower door and Duct Blaster testing on homes. It’s not one of my favorite things to do, but if the weather’s nice and the drive’s not to far, it can end up being a good, and reasonably profitable, day.But no matter how good things are, climbing up and down ladders to mask ducts with that annoying sticky tape ends up being pretty unpleasant. When carrying a stepladder around to 15 or 20 (or more) registers, climbing up and applying duct mask to them, I am not inclined to sing “My Favorite Things.” Walking the exhibit hall at the recent ACI conference, I ran across Vent Cap Systems, a company selling recycled polypropylene covers for grilles and registers. The covers include an attachment for a roller extension that, they claimed, allows you to both install and remove their caps from the floor.Being assured that I could return them if I was dissatisfied, I broke down and ordered a set of 20 covers, hoping that they would arrive before my next set of homes to be tested. Unfortunately, they didn’t, but I was able to use them a few weeks later on my next test outs. How they workEach vent cover is a box, roughly the size of an average HVAC register with a thick foam gasket covering the edge that pushes against the ceiling. There is a string running through a spring-loaded fastener (not unlike one you see on some raincoats or athletic shorts drawstrings), connected to a small plastic hook.You use their RAT (Remote Attachment Tool) to push the hook up into the register, using it again to depress the ball at the end of the spring and push the cover up against the registers while you hold the string. I’d estimate that about 80% of the time the hook goes into the register slot easily and stays. The other 20% of the time involves trying again, usually accompanied by a little swearing and sweating. After you install the covers, you do your duct test, then go around and use the RAT again to depress the ball, and let the cover drop into your hands. Then you use the RAT yet again to snag the hook out of the register, about another 80% shot on the first try.One nice little feature they have is a pressure tube tap on one of the covers. You attach the hose to the tap, put the cover up and you are ready to attach it to the reference side of your pressure gauge.
Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Tags:#cloud computing Is this a problem? Perhaps.The Impact Of A Cloud Land RushJames Watters, head of Product, Marketing, and Ecosystem for VMware’s Cloud Foundry, an open-source cloud offering, concedes that “less security-sensitive workloads around web mobile and new app development” may be prime for the public cloud, but points to the need for a more controlled operating environment for “institutional decisions.” Research from The Big Data Group seems to support this argument. In other words, individuals within enterprises may go with the cloud to escape corporate bureaucracy, but that bureaucracy is a firm reality for the majority of mission critical applications.I can’t help but think that such an argument smacks of Clay Christensen’s “Innovator’s Dilemma,” wherein big important vendors serve big important customers for big important applications…while the good enough, easy-to-use technology steals a march on them. Of course enterprises are keeping their important applications running behind the firewall…today. Until they don’t.After all, Forrester’s survey respondents show a clear willingness to run internal business applications in the cloud: Cloud As Platform For InnovationImportantly, while a significant amount of public cloud adoption is for more traditional storage, compute, and RDBMS workloads, the real growth (10 to 15 percentage points year-over-year, according to Forrrester) is in new technologies like NoSQL and mobile back-ends, among other things. Such applications may not seem mission critical today, but they are arguably the bedrock of the next few decades of enterprise computing, and they are being run in the cloud. In this same survey, most respondents acknowledged that 50 to 60 percent of all new code they’re writing is being run in the cloud.It could be that Forrester found an unrepresentative sample of developers (though other research, including a recent Dimensional Research report reviewed by cloud evangelist Ben Kepes, supports Forrester’s findings). And it could be that some of the early cloud euphoria will fade as enterprises take back control. Gareth Rushgrove, a developer at Government Digital Service, part of the UK Government, indicates that he’s “part of a group clawing back control.” I’m sure he’s not alone. At some point, enterprises will try to regain control of their infrastructure for risk management, security, and other reasons cited by Sean Chittenden, CEO of Stackjet, and others.But is it too late? John Forstrom, strategic accounts executive at RightScale, thinks so. As he stresses:The agility gained by AWS is now and will continue forcing CIOs to re-evaluate security policies. Three years ago it was “No AWS”. Now it’s – “only these apps can go in AWS”. The change will continue because IT in general is not building anything internally that can compete with the on-demand, self service, easy to consume compute and associated services Until they do the IT leakage continues.Getting Stuff Done Trumps AllAgain, such a phenomenon isn’t peculiar to public cloud computing. Open source changed software development and adoption forever, in large part because of how it streamlined adoption. SaaS has emboldened lines of business to embrace solutions like Workday and Salesforce. And for the enterprise developer, Amazon and the public cloud has lowered barriers to Getting Stuff Done. In sum, all the very real concerns about the cloud, including the very real possibility that AWS and other cloud services may actually be more expensive over the long haul, “ignores the most important feature of cloud computing: a low barrier to entry,” to quote O’Grady again.Small wonder, then, that against this backdrop of developers turning to AWS, roughly 61 percent of the developers Forrester surveyed expect to maintain or grow their use of Amazon EC2. The next most popular public cloud among survey respondents, Microsoft Azure, will see approximately four percent keep their Azure use static while 19 percent plan to grow its use.Maybe they’re building toy applications. Maybe they’ll be forced to work within the constraints of corporate bureaucracy when it comes time to move their applications into production.Or maybe, just maybe, convenience will ultimately trump all, or most, concerns about the public cloud.Charts courtesy of Forrester. Title image courtesy of Shutterstock. How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud For all the hand-wringing invectives that have been launched at Amazon Web Services and public cloud computing, it’s generally clear that Amazon is winning. Handily. Concerns about data security, performance, and control linger, but new research from Forrester suggests that they all pale in comparison to the holy grail of Getting Stuff Done Fast.Not that this should surprise us.Some of enterprise computing’s biggest success stories, from Microsoft SharePoint to Linux, all took off because they enabled enterprise IT or a line of business to get things done with a minimum of bureaucratic overhead. I call out SharePoint and Linux, in particular, because they demonstrate that this isn’t a matter of open versus closed, but rather a case of ease of use and speed of deployment.Or, as Redmonk analyst Stephen O’Grady argues, “Convenience trumps just about everything” when it comes to cloud adoption.In Forrester’s newly published Q3 2012 Global Cloud Developer Online Survey, developers make it clear that their adoption of public cloud computing has little to do with corporate standards and everything to do with productivity: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Matt Asay Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo…
Director of the Metrological Service of Jamaica, Evan Thompson, projects that the 2017 season will be very active with the formation of 11 to 17 tropical systems, up to nine are expected to develop into hurricanes, with at least four likely to reach the dangerous category three strength or greater. Story Highlights Overhanging trees are often regarded as an enhancement to the beauty, luxury and comfort of homes and business places, both as rich sources of fruits as well providing welcome shading from the sun.However, these extended limbs can become dangerous elements during a storm or hurricane.Director of the Meteorological Service of Jamaica, Evan Thompson, projects that the 2017 season will be very active with the formation of 11 to 17 tropical systems, of which up to nine are expected to develop into hurricanes, with at least four likely to reach the dangerous category three strength or greater.Forest Technician at the Department, Deon Brown, emphasizes that doing reduces wind resistance within the canopy of trees and the likelihood of limbs breaking and being tossed, given the erratic nature of strong winds accompanying a storm or hurricane.“One of the impacts on trees in a hurricane is that it can topple over. So if the tree is in close proximity (to a building), you can lessen the damage by removing some of the branches because sometimes they might get entangled in electric wires and could cause all kinds of problems,” she points out.Miss Brown urges persons not to resort to willy-nilly hacking of trees, but rather to consult with qualified tree-care professional to ensure that proper pruning methods are employed.She emphasises that incorrect methods can affect the overall health and lifespan of trees.Miss Brown advises that when pruning, care must be taken to protect the sections of trees where cuts or incisions have been made to avoid exposure to fungus or termite infestation which could compromise it by causing decay, thereby rendering it vulnerable in extreme weather.President of the Incorporated MasterBuilders Association, Humphrey Taylor, also underscores the importance of pruning trees and doing so properly.While arguing that trees should not be planted close to buildings, he says where this is the case, pruning must be a foremost safety consideration.Mr. Taylor acknowledges that some homeowners resist the idea of cutting trees because they think it may lose its beauty. However, he assures that “it will grow back.”Meanwhile, the Forestry Department has issued guidelines which it says should be followed when pruning a tree.These include not making cuts that are flush with the tree trunk or main branches to which they are attached. Additionally, incisions should be slightly slanted from the upper to the lower side of the branch.The Department further recommends that, where feasible, a fungicidal tincture (or plain paint) be applied to the area of the incision to retard or prevent rot or termite infestation.Additionally, is says where large branches overhang buildings or other infrastructure, incremental removal of small, manageable pieces of limbs will decrease the potential threat of damage.For further information, persons may contact the Forestry Department at 173 Constant Spring Road in Kingston or call them at 924-2667 or consult the nearest tree care professional or company. Overhanging trees are often regarded as an enhancement to the beauty, luxury and comfort of homes and business places, both as rich sources of fruits as well providing welcomed shading from the sun. However, these extended limbs can become dangerous elements during a storm or hurricane.
zoom Bunker trading and brokerage firm Integr8 Fuels filed a claim with the Louisiana Eastern District Court, US, asking for the arrest of the Marshall Islands-flagged bulker M/V Aggeliki B for unpaid bunker bills.The claim against the vessel was submitted on March 10 due to non-payment of bunker invoice from previous charterers, Denmark-based Graincom Shipping K/S, on the grounds of a debt worth around USD 158,200.Namely, the 2011-built bulk carrier was fixed under one time charter trip with Graincom with SBM cargo ex Kandla to Montoir + Ghent. Under the deal, the charterers had the obligation to redeliver the ship with same bunkers and arranged the vessel to be supplied.Greece-based A.B. Maritime Inc, the owner of the ship, informed that, as per payment terms, the invoice was scheduled to be paid until February 16, 2017.However, while the 56,770 dwt bulk was waiting in Mississippi River to commence loading operation with different charterers, Intregr8 filed a claim to arrest the ship due to the unpaid invoice from Graincom.The vessel owner’s P&I club representative contacted Graincom requesting to proceed with payment, and subsequently Graincom settled the invoice.On March 15, A.B. Maritime Inc received claimants motion to dismiss the arrest through undersigned counsel, where Integr8 Fuels Inc gave notice that the action was voluntarily dismissed, without prejudice, against the defendant.The latest vessel tracking data from Marine Traffic, dated March 22 show that the 2011-built ship is underway using its engine in the Gulf of Mexico, heading for Santa Marta, Colombia with ETA set for March 28th.World Maritime News Staff