Maldonado scores 30 to lift Wyoming over Utah Valley 93-88

first_imgDecember 12, 2020 /Sports News – Local Maldonado scores 30 to lift Wyoming over Utah Valley 93-88 Written by Associated Press Tags: UVU Wolverines Basketball/Wyoming Cowboys FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah (AP) — Hunter Maldonado had 30 points as Wyoming edged past Utah Valley 93-88.Drake Jeffries had 21 points for Wyoming, which earned its fourth consecutive victory. Marcus Williams added 12 points.Fardaws Aimaq scored a career-high 27 points plus 20 rebounds and three assists for the Wolverines. Trey Woodbury added 23 points and eight assists. Jordan Brinson had 19 points.last_img read more

Rosneft’s Syzran Refinery begins green marine fuel production in Russia

first_img Syzran Refinery is a part of Rosneft Oil Company’s refining complex. (Credit: ROSNEFT) Rosneft Oil has commenced production of the environmentally-friendly residual marine low sulphur (RMLS 40) fuel from its Syzran Refinery located in Samara region in southwestern Russia.The marine fuel being produced by Syzran Refinery, which is a part of Rosneft Oil Company’s refining complex, complies with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements.The RMLS 40 fuel contains no more than 0.5% of sulphur, which makes it fully compliant with the requirements of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).In a press statement, Rosneft said: “In order to reduce its environmental impact and produce up-to-date, environmentally friendly fuels, the Company has initiated and is implementing a number of large-scale projects to upgrade its own production facilities.“The production of green marine fuel demonstrates the advanced technological capacity of the Company’s refineries.”Syzran Refinery produces a range of petroleum productsCurrently, Syzran Refinery produces a range of petroleum products, including motor gasoline and diesel fuels of highest emission standard, jet fuels, bitumen.The company is undertaking a large-scale modernisation programme at the refinery to improve the conversion rate.For processing, the refinery receives West Siberian crude produced by Yuganskneftegaz as well as feedstock from Rosneft’s oil fields in the Samara region.In February 2020, Rosneft Oil has agreed to import up to two million tonnes of Russian oil to India’s state-owned petroleum refining company Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil).The volume of oil under the contract will be supplied by the end of 2020 through the port of Novorossiysk. It will be loaded in Suezmax vessels at the Russian port will reach India, bypassing Straits of Hormuz. Syzran Refinery’s environmentally-friendly residual marine low sulphur fuel complies with the IMO requirements last_img read more

Picture of the week: Purrfect lettings?

first_imgThere was a time when ‘not pets allowed’ was the norm in rental adverts and most landlords were happy to steer clear of drooling dogs and sharp-clawed cats.But the rise in the number of accidental landlords who rent out their homes while travelling round the world or who relocate to a new job but can’t take their four-legged friend with them, is driving a rise in the number of rental properties available to rent with one unusual caveat included in the listing; to look after the ‘house cat’.Agents clearly don’t think it’s a ‘purrfect storm’ to ask potential tenants to feed and look after a feline friend as part of the monthly rent, and there have been several recent examples.In Cardiff agent Northwood was recently asked to list one such ‘miaowse’ house; a two-bedroom terraced property to rent on Daisy Street near Victoria Park (pictured), two miles west of the city centre.The furnished property has recently been let despite coming with an unusual rental ‘claws’; to feed and look after the property’s resident cat. Northwood’s listing also included a picture of the mog, which is called Smokey (see above).The property was advertised for £650-a-month and described as being only suitable for ‘cat lovers’.Northwood, which says it also recently been asked to list another property that includes a cat, is not alone in offering feline furnishings.JBS Lettings in Bristol currently has a two-bedroom terraced home that comes with a resident cat which “will need feeding and the odd nuzzle”, the agent says.lettings property rental cat November 15, 2016Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Picture of the week: Purrfect lettings? previous nextAgencies & PeoplePicture of the week: Purrfect lettings?It used to be ‘no pets allowed’ but now tenants are being asked to look after landlords’ cats AND pay the rentNigel Lewis15th November 20160524 Viewslast_img read more

U.S. Navy fires Commander of marines captured by Iran

first_img U.S. Navy fires Commander of marines captured by Iran View post tag: Iran View post tag: Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 The commander in charge of ten U.S. sailors who were detained by Iran in January 2016 was fired due to what the U.S. Navy termed as a ‘loss of confidence in his ability to command’.Commander Eric Rasch who was commanding the Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 3 at the time of the incident was relieved of his duties May 12.Capt. Gary Leigh, commander of the Coastal Riverine Group-1, made this decision following his review of a preliminary investigation into the incident near Farsi Island in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 12-13, involving 10 CRS-3 Sailors.To remind, ten marines travelling aboard two riverine craft were detained by members of the Iranian Coast Guard after they sailed into Iranian waters. According to a preliminary report, the sailors faced problems with both the communication equipment and mechanical issues with the boats they were using.After they were captured, sailors aboard U.S. Navy cruiser USS Anzio received a communication from the Iranians that the RCB Sailors were in Iranian custody and were “safe and healthy.” The sailors were subsequently released after 16 hours of detainment.The incident did not go unnoticed in international media as Iranian personnel held their U.S. counterparts at gunpoint and forced them to apologize for their actions on video, much to the disliking of U.S. diplomats. Authorities May 13, 2016 Share this article View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Navy fires Commander of marines captured by Iran last_img read more

News story: AIDSfree appeal: Government joins campaign to fight HIV and AIDS

first_img Telephone 020 7023 0600 General media queries (24 hours) The Global Fund / Sam WolsonGlobally, though, the battle is far from over, especially in poorer countries where stigma, lack of awareness and a scarcity of lifesaving medicines persists. AIDS is still the biggest killer of women of reproductive age around the world, and every week about 7,000 young women are infected with HIV.That is why, through UK Aid Match, the government is joining forces with the Elton John AIDS Foundation and The Independent to double every pound the public generously donates to their AIDSfree appeal. Elton John AIDS FoundationIt wasn’t all that long ago that an HIV diagnosis would be spoken about in hushed tones.But we’ve been on quite the journey since the “Don’t Die of Ignorance” public health campaign, which for those who don’t remember was tinged with an ominous tone, while warning of the risk of AIDS.The campaign might have raised awareness, but it was symptomatic of an age when understanding was limited, treatments scarce and outlooks bleak. We now live in more hopeful times, where, thanks to medical and cultural advances, an HIV diagnosis is no longer a death sentence but a manageable long term condition.This was illustrated poignantly last week with the release of figures showing that the UK has now become one of just a handful of countries to meet the United Nations’ HIV/AIDS 90-90-90 targets. That means more than 90 per cent of people with HIV have been diagnosed, 90 per cent of those with a diagnosis are treated and 90 per cent of those treated have their symptoms successfully managed.This achievement is testament to the hard work of our amazing health and care professionals. We are very proud of our parliamentary colleague, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, the Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown, who last week shared his diagnosis with the world. That he felt he could is progress; that it took huge courage to do so it shows that progress is not enough. The Global Fund / John RaeUK Aid Match means that every time the British public reach into their pockets and donate to a UK Aid Match charity, their generosity goes twice as far. In this case, it will directly change – and indeed save – the lives of people living with HIV in Nairobi and Maputo.In London and the UK, we have demonstrated what is possible if the right services and support are in place. We passionately believe we can create an AIDS-free future for the world. Three decades on from the first major public awareness campaigns, that’s the scale of ambition we should have.But it means making sure the anti-stigma message is heard just as loud in other major cities, and backed with the resources and expertise to give people the treatment they need to stay well.This campaign, backed by the generosity of the public, will help us to make this a reality.Money raised from public donations through the AIDSfree appeal will be used to support the Elton John AIDS Foundation projects in six key cities around the world (London, Nairobi, Atlanta, Kiev, Delhi and Maputo). Through UK Aid Match, the UK government will double public donations up to £2m to be spent across projects in Maputo and Nairobi. Email [email protected] If you have an urgent media query, please email the DFID Media Team on [email protected] in the first instance and we will respond as soon as possible.last_img read more

Electric Beethoven & Brock Butler Join Forces In Richmond

first_imgLast night was the conclusion of a two-night Electric Beethoven run with Perpetual Groove’s Brock Butler opening. Richmond, VA’s The Broadberry saw the two bands join forces for some serious musical collaboration over the course of the second night.During Butler’s opening set, bassist Reed Mathis joined in for a cover of Paul Simon‘s “Under African Skies”, then drummer Jay Lane joined in for a cover of Tom Petty‘s “Time to Move On”. Clay Welch was next for a rendition of “Moon in the Water” by Dawes to conclude his first set. You can watch a full video of “Under African Skies” with Reed Mathis below:Having invited three quarters of Electric Beethoven on stage during his opening slot, Butler went from host to guest when he came onstage midway through Electric Beethoven’s set to lead a climatic improvisation on Beethoven’s “Shepherd Song” movement from the 6th Symphony.Electric Beethoven goes on to perform the Capitol Theatre tonight in Port Chester.last_img read more

How IT is Changing the Construction Industry

first_imgA discussion with architect Sebastian LauffSebastian Lauff is an architect, building consultant, and the founder of archimag.de. He’s based in Germany and has recently written a book about Hugo Junkers and his work in the field of metal architecture. As a #DellInsideCircle member, Sebastian uses a Precision 5750 mobile workstation in his day-to-day work. We recently spoke with him about all things technology and architecture.Dell: Thanks so much for joining us Mr Lauff. You’re an experienced architect – what role does IT play in your industry?Sebastian: We were using pens and pencils when I began my studies in the 1990s, and we were all eager to move towards computers and CAD tools. Things are completely different now, and IT plays an extremely important role in architecture today. The developments in building information modeling (BIM) would never have been possible without IT. However, it is important that technology doesn’t restrict our capabilities. In the early days, IT and CAD led to simpler designs that were very orthogonal because people were pushing the technology to its limits. Nowadays, we are only limited by our own imagination, thanks to powerful technology and tools like touchscreens and styluses. What key technologies in the architecture industry have changed tremendously in the last years? Nothing has changed that drastically in recent years. The applications for single-family home building permits made using pencil and paper in the 1960s and the 1970s have now been replaced with those using computers and printers in 2020. And, of course, materials have improved. We are slowly moving towards BIM; we desperately need digital building applications and 3D printing. Hopefully, materials currently under development will improve a lot in the coming years.Technologies like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) have been fascinating developments and I have been watching them closely. The ability to see real-time developments through a headset could be useful, but that’s not been widely adopted yet. In the future, we’ll likely see VR and AR used at construction sites, where the workers and architects will be able to see the plans superimposed onto the specific stage of construction. You’ve been using Dell Precision workstations for a while. Have mobile workstations changed the way you work? Ultimately, a mobile workstation has to perform at least as well as a desktop computer. You become quicker and more independent. Touchscreen and stylus features allow you to enter notes and sketches directly into the productive system. This cuts out at least one step of the process and reduces paper use! It’s also very important to have an outstanding screen. Personally, color accuracy is not as important to me as having a bright screen because I want to always be able to see every single detail.I have found that the Precision 5750 operates smoothly, and it also looks great. As it is powerful and portable, I can be productive freely and independently anywhere. You don’t have to worry about the IT side of things and you get a tool that opens up new possibilities. What advice would you give to creators looking to invest in technology? I think I speak for a lot of creative people when I say that working with pencil and paper brings out the highest amount of creativity. These techniques can now be reproduced using technology, to the extent that sketches can be made directly where the creative reworking takes place. Take advantage of the touchscreen capabilities on your devices – whether it’s your phone or a laptop. In my opinion, the combination of a mobile workstation with a large secondary screen is a real powerhouse. With that kind of solution, you’re flexible and equipped for every situation.Finally, which three technological devices could you not live without?My phone ranks at the top of the list since it is by far my most used technological device. After that, a nice and high-performance workstation. However, we all too quickly forget home appliances, heating, refrigerators etc. – and preferably smart devices with wireless connectivity. They are often not mentioned within this context because they have become a part of our everyday lives.last_img read more

Tix Now Available to See Bobby Steggert & More in Anna Ziegler’s Boy

first_img Related Shows Boy Show Closed This production ended its run on April 9, 2016 Tickets are now on sale to see Bobby Steggert and more in the world premiere of Anna Ziegler’s Boy. Directed by Linsay Firman, the Keen Company’s off-Broadway production will play a limited engagement February 23 through April 9. Opening night is set for March 10 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row.Inspired by a true story, Boy explores the tricky terrain of finding love amidst the confusion of sexual identity, and the inextricable bond between a doctor and patient. In the 1960s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold. A story of the blinding power of love and the complicated mystery of one’s perception of self, Boy calls into question how we become who we are.Joining Steggert (Ragtime, Mothers & Sons) in the cast will be Heidi Armbruster (Time Stands Still, Disgraced), Ted Koch (Pillowman, Death of a Salesman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Paul Niebanck (A Walk in The Woods, Barbecue) and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Commons of Pensacola, Blood & Oil).The production will feature set design by Sandra Goldmark, costumes by Sydney Maresca, lighting by Nick Francone, sound by Shane Rettig and props by Ricola Wille.center_img ‘Boy'(Photo by Zach DeZon) View Commentslast_img read more

David Tennant to Headline Don Juan in Soho

first_img Former Doctor Who star David Tennant is set to return to the West End—he will take on the titular role in Patrick Marber’s play Don Juan in Soho. Marber himself will direct the production, which is set to begin previews on March 17, 2017 and officially open on March 28. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through June 10 at the Wyndham’s Theatre.Loosely based on Molière tragicomedy Don Juan, this savagely funny and filthy modern update transports the action to contemporary London and follows the final adventures of its debauched protagonist—a cruel seducer who lives only for pleasure.Tennant’s additional screen credits include Broadchurch, Casanova, Jessica Jones and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Theater credits include Hamlet, Richard II and Much Ado About Nothing.The production will feature set and costume designs by Anne Fleischle and sound and music by Adam Cork. Further casting will be announced later. View Comments David Tennantlast_img read more

Venezuela: From a Bright Future to an Economic Disaster in 20 years

first_imgBy Raúl Sánchez-Azuara August 05, 2019 Venezuela enjoys the largest proven oil reserves in the world. According to OPEC’s 2018 Annual Statistical Bulletin, some of Venezuela’s natural resources include gas, iron, gold, bauxite, and diamonds. Its economy, however, is spiraling downward with no end in sight.With these indicators, in 1997, Venezuela showed great promise as a future major economy in the hemisphere. Problems started in 1998 with Hugo Chávez’s presidency, and began freefalling in 2013, when illegitimate President Nicolás Maduro took office. In April 2019, the price of a basic food basket for five people reached $91, which means that a family would require 21.4 minimum wages just to cover their basic food needs.If we consider a household with two working people, that income is only enough to buy food for 4.5 days each month. There is no money left to buy food for the remaining 24.5 days, much less for basic services, such as medicine and rent, according to the Venezuelan nongovernmental organization Documentation and Analysis Center for Workers (CENDA, in Spanish) .In May 2019, the Central Bank of Venezuela revealed, after almost four years of silence, that the country’s Gross Domestic Product fell by 22.5 percent. Even popular dishes like arepas, a staple of Venezuelan cuisine, are now famous for the historically high prices of their ingredients, said Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional, which Maduro closed in December 2018, but which still operates as an online platform from abroad. In December 2018, an arepa viuda (without filling) cost $6. In contrast, in 1997, an arepa cost $0.60, the newspaper said.“Instead of arepas, I feed pasta to my children, because that’s what I can afford,” said housewife Andrea Durán to TV Venezuela in Caracas, on June 7. “Giving them food with protein is history.”Since 1998, the industrial sector has fallen by 95 percent, resulting in unemployment, indicated radiorumbos.net, the online site of the Venezuela radio station. “But if there’s a political change, 42 percent of Venezuelan manufacturers would make new investment in their companies,” said Venezuelan industry group CONINDUSTRIA.last_img read more