Ten new Rosetta images that reveal comet 67P in all its glory

first_imgESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDABecause of the comet’s lopsided shape and weak gravity, boulders and dust appear to move in strange ways. In this image, red regions show unstable slopes that sit at more than 45° angles to the local gravity field.5. Where the action is OSIRISMission scientists have assigned ancient Egyptian names to the different surface regions of the duck-shaped comet. Two regions on the “wings” of the duck—Aten and Anubis—are smooth and contain depressions that may mark sites where the comet shed large chunks of material in the geologically recent past.2. Active pits ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDANobody knows. Oddly, calculations show that the neck region receives the least sunlight (top) of any part of the comet. Even when reflections and reradiation of this heat is accounted for (bottom), the neck is still colder than the rest of the comet.7. Crick in the neck OSIRISOSIRIS has also discovered a pit that seems to have belched out a fluid material—a sign that gas pressures can build up in the subsurface and create complex, fluid mixtures of gas and dust.10. Windlike features (ripples and tails behind boulders) ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDAOne of the most surprising features discovered by OSIRIS is nodules, a few meters across, that the team is calling “dinosaur eggs” or “goosebumps.” Seen in pits and cliff faces, the nodules could represent the fundamental building blocks of the comet.9. Comet vomit ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDAIn any case, 67P might not keep its ducklike shape for long. Cracks around the neck suggest that the comet’s “head” and “body” flex there. Someday the two lobes could rupture and go their separate ways.8. Goosebumps In August 2014, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft arrived at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Once in orbit, it swooped as low as 10 kilometers to get unprecedented data from the comet (and to drop off its short-lived Philae lander). Today, Science is publishing a suite of new papers detailing some of the mission’s first findings, including discoveries from Rosetta’s main science camera, OSIRIS (Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System). Images like these reveal 67P to be a far more diverse place than anyone expected.1. Crazy quilt, with a history ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDAStill far from the sun, 67P’s activity levels have been subdued. So far, most of the jetting has been seen around the neck.6. Why the neck? 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Some are inactive and are partly filled with dust. Others appear to be turning on again: As 67P approaches the sun, subsurface ice deposits heat up and create jets of gas and dust.3. Erosion from cliff faces OSIRISThe comet also erodes from cliff faces. As ice sublimes, chunks of material drop to 67P’s surface, exposing the next layer of the cliff face to erosion. (In pits, dust can fall back and stanch jetting activity by blocking the sun.)4. Which way is down? OSIRISThe gases don’t only shoot up; they may also work sideways, creating ripples and other windlike features that look out of place on a body without an atmosphere.last_img read more

High Court serves notice on M.P. govt. over Wildlife Board

first_imgThe Madhya Pradesh High Court has served a notice on the State government over the constitution of the Wildlife Board after an animal rights activist filed a public interest litigation petition claiming that law has been violated by nominating persons with “special interest in wildlife” to the Board. 30 membersOn August 3, the State government, under Section 6 (1) of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, reconstituted the Board by nominating 30 members, with Chief Minister Kamal Nath as its Chairman and Forest Minister Umang Singhar as Vice-Chairman. Under the Section ‘experts in the fields of environmentalism/protection’, the government has nominated four out of eight persons to the Board for their “special interest in wildlife.” The PIL plea, filed by Bhopal-based Ajay Dubey, claimed that while resorting to “nepotism, corruption and favouritism” to nominate such members, thereby violating the Act, the government had “diluted” the word ‘eminent conservationist’, as mentioned in the Act. 10 nominationsAccording to Section 6 (e) of the Act, the State governments could nominate 10 persons to the Board from “amongst eminent conservationists, ecologists and environmentalists including at least two representatives of the Scheduled Tribes.”The PIL further claimed that not even a single Scheduled Tribes member had been nominated to the Board. ‘No rules’ And Moreover, it said, “As per Section 64 of the Act, the State government has to make rules for carrying out the provisions of the Act, but strangely the Government of Madhya Pradesh till date has not made any rules whatsoever”.However, Chapter 2 of The Wildlife (Protection) (Madhya Pradesh) Rules, 1974, provides for the constitution of a Wildlife Advisory Board. Permanent invitee It says that if “the Chairman considers an eminent biologist or any other person interested or, concerned with wildlife conservation..he may call such a person as a permanent invitee who like any other regular member will take part in all meetings and deliberations of the Board. Such permanent invitee will have the first claim on membership of the Board whenever a vacancy occurs.”Amended many times Aditya Sanghi, counsel for Mr. Dubey, said, “The Act has been amended several times. And with each amendment, the government must lay down new rules.”The notices were sent to the Chief Minister and the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, among others, who have been asked to respond within four weeks.last_img read more


first_imgSpeaking about the upcoming Euro Championships this year, Speaking about the upcoming Euro Championships this year, Breitner said that Germany were among the favoured teams to clinch the crown though personally he always saw the tournament as a platform to re-build the team in between two World Cups. “We always are co-favourites. For me the Euro has never been that important. The Euro is one step from one World Cup to the next. After every World cup some players finish their career and afer every World Cup we need to rebuild our national team by looking at new and younger players by giving them time to improve. “The Euro helps to realise which talents would be able to play in the next World Cup. Okay, every team wants to win the Euro. (But) its important to realise who is able to play at the highest level,” said the former mid-fielder who scored 7 goals in 20 World Cup appearances, including the qualifiers. He credited the club culture in his country for the consistently excellent show Germany has dished out in World Cups. “The biggest thing which is responsible for this is our kids can start playing at the age of 3 or 4. We Germans are organised by clubs. We have clubs for everything – for swimming, tennis, running, climbing hills, playing chess. “I live in a small village of 5000 people and we have more than 70 different clubs you come home from work and you with your family will join your club and play football. you can enter club at 3 or 4 and at the age of 4 or 5 we start competitions for them. “You can play football until you die. We have so many teams of elder people at the age of 70 or 80. I always say in Germany after eating, drinking, family and shopping, football in our society comes at no. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. We have 50-60 million football fans from a country of 70 million Germans. Everybody loves football. Thats the reason we are so consistent,” he explained. Asked to choose between the 1974 World Cup final and the heart-stopping 1982 semi final against France that his team won on penalties after extra time, Breitner said, “The semifinal was the more spectacular game, but for me the whistle of the referee to finish the World Cup final was more spectacular.” PTI SSR ARS PM PM PTPadvertisementlast_img read more

Gulf Craft Building Superyacht Shipyard in Dubai

first_imgPress Release Print  Close zoom The United Arab Emirates-based superyacht manufacturer Gulf Craft is planning to invest USD 100 million over the next five years in a new shipyard for luxury yachts spanning over approximately 900,000 square feet within the Dubai Maritime City complex.Commenting on the announcement, Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali, Chairman of Gulf Craft, said: “Gulf Craft reiterates its support to fly the UAE flag high with regard to further raising the reputation of the Emirati manufacturing industry on a global scale.As a company, a presence in Dubai Maritime City is a huge step towards further building on our vision to grow Gulf Craft’s global success with regard to building vessels that reflect the latest in innovative concepts, designs and technology. A prominent footprint and operations within the Emirate of Dubai places Gulf Craft in the heart of the regional and international market.”Dubai Maritime City, spreading over an area of ​​over 2.27 million square meters, is located north of the main city centre and creek area business district, between Port Rashid and Dubai Dry Docks. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My locationlast_img read more

Empties Push Northwest Seaport Alliance Export Growth

first_imgzoom Container volumes through The Northwest Seaport Alliance, jointly launched by the ports of Seattle and Tacoma on August 4, marked a growth of nearly 8 percent in July 2015 compared to July 2014, the ports said in their monthly stats.Through the first seven months of the year, the NWSA has handled nearly 2.1 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units), a 4 percent increase year to date.Strong volumes of full import containers powered the 3 percent year-to-date gain in containerized imports to 823,695 TEUs. Export containers grew nearly 6 percent year to date to 733,150 TEUs, propelled by the high volume of empty containers being sent back to Asia.Full export containers struggled in July, falling nearly 14 percent on the year, the result of a stronger U.S. dollar and softening economies in Japan and China.In other year-to-date cargo news:Auto imports jumped nearly 8 percent to 109,950 unitsBreakbulk volumes stabilized, down less than 1 percent to 162,090 metric tonsGrain exports continued to fall, down almost 12 percent to 3,690,251 metric tonslast_img read more

Traffic Advisories Colchester County

first_imgCOLCHESTER COUNTY: Irwin Lake Road Closure The Irwin Lake Road in Hilden will be closed on Wednesday, May 19, for repairs to the CN Rail crossing. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A detour route will be available on Russell Road. On Site Contact: 902-497-0294 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Brookfield Road Closure Traffic will be restricted on the Brookfield Road in Pleasant Valley Highway Monday, May 17, and Tuesday, May 18 for repairs to the CN Rail crossing. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a 30 minute complete road closure between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. No detour route is available. Drivers should avoid the area and travel with caution. On Site Contact: 902-497-0294 -30-last_img read more

Quebec hikes fines and penalties and tightens rules for young drivers

first_imgQUEBEC – Quebec’s transport minister tabled a strict new road safety bill Friday that significantly increases fines for anyone caught using a cellphone behind the wheel and also tightens rules for new drivers.Bill 165 represents the first major overhaul of the province’s driving rules since 1986.Under the bill, drivers caught using a cellphone — or other electronic devices — will face fines between $300 and $600, up from the current $80 to $100, and will see their licences automatically suspended for three days for a first offence.Licence suspensions increase to seven days and 30 days for second and third violations, respectively.Drivers with GPS devices or other digital screens can continue using them if they are recessed inside the vehicle.The bill also prohibits anyone with a beginner’s permit from driving between midnight and 5 a.m.Transport Minister Andre Fortin said young people are overrepresented in fatal car crashes in the province, adding a young person is involved in one crash out of every three that occur at night.Drivers 19 years or younger, in the first six months from the time they are issued a temporary permit, will be prohibited from transporting more than one passenger 19 years or younger.During the following six months, drivers 19 or under will only be permitted to transport up to three other people aged 19 years or younger.The bill also requires drivers to install winter tires by Dec 1, as opposed to the current deadline of mid-November.Marco Harrison, director of the CAA-Quebec Foundation, said the bill “is a giant step in the right direction.“The minister is attacking the two issues that most needed addressing in terms of road safety: the overrepresentation of young people (in crashes) and distracted driving,” he said.last_img read more


first_imgIn this photo taken April 19, 2017, Aretha Franklin performs at the world premiere of “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives” at Radio City Music Hall. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at her home in Detroit. (Charles Sykes/Invision/Associated Press) Advertisement Advertisement Franklin earned the soul in her voice through a life of emotional upheavals. Her mother passed away when she was 10. She had two sons before her 16th birthday, married for the first time at 19 and had two more sons before she turned 30. Love affairs came and went. Her influential father was shot and remained in a coma for years before he died. Login/Register With: Facebook Twitter On Jan. 20, 2009, Franklin performed at the inauguration for President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (The Associated Press) Raised in a household filled with music and activism, Franklin was a piano-playing, gospel-singing prodigy who went pro before she outgrew her teen years. A fully confident performer by her mid-20s, she thoroughly re-envisioned and transformed an already successful tune by Otis Redding — Respect — into a empowering anthem that catapulted her to international stardom and became her signature tune.‘The gift is just the beginning’“Being supremely gifted by God does not mean that there won’t be a lot of hard work involved. I think if anything, what I’ve learned from Aretha is that the gift is just the beginning. With how much respect you treat your gift depends how far you’ll go with it,” Brueggergosman noted. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Measha Brueggergosman calls Franklin “a feat of nature in terms of her vocal prowess and flexibility.’ (CBC) With a voice like a force of nature, undeniable swagger onstage and a decades-spanning career that encompassed multiple musical genres, Aretha Franklin indisputably lived up to the honorific she earned as a young artist: the Queen of Soul.Few musical performers have been as widely revered as Franklin, who died on Thursday of advanced pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. The depth of her talent, her professionalism and her dedication to music were just some of what made her shine, according to Canadians artists mourning her passing.“Aretha Franklin was not just a feat of nature in terms of her vocal prowess and flexibility and agility, but she had real musicianship, real power, when it came to deciding what musical direction a piece would take,” singer Measha Brueggergosman said in Halifax. Advertisementlast_img read more

Two Moroccan women elected 2014 Young Global Leaders of Davos Forum

first_imgGeneva – Mayor of Marrakech Fatima Zahra Mansouri and Moroccan-German reporter Souad Mekhennet were elected 2014 Young Global Leaders (YGLs), an initiative by the world economic forum of Davos.They are among 214 YGLs who were honored, including 109 women, from 66 countries across 7 regions, and equally represent the public and private sector.The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique, multi-stakeholder community of more than 900 exceptional young leaders. Bold, brave, action-oriented and entrepreneurial, these individuals commit both their time and talent to make the world a better place.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,140.35, up 52.80 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 91 cents, or 7.63 per cent, to $12.83 on 34.8 million shares.Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Down three cents, or 0.75 per cent, to $3.96 on 27.4 million shares.Alacer Gold Corp. (TSX:ASR). Mining. Down two cents, or 0.53 per cent, to $3.75 on 23.6 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up a penny, or 0.35 per cent, to $2.86 on 16.8 million shares.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) Mining. Down a penny, or 0.06 per cent, to $17.43 on 16.2 million shares.ARC Resources Ltd. (TSX:ARX). Energy. Up four cents, or 0.43 per cent, to $9.41 on 16.2 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO). Energy. Down 37 cents, or 1.01 per cent, to $36.39 on 2.4 million shares. The company says it has slowed the development of a $2.6-billion oilsands project because of uncertainty due to the Alberta government’s oil production curtailment program and other challenges. First production from the Aspen in-situ project had been expected in 2022 but will now likely be delayed by at least one year, Imperial said.Air Canada (TSX:AC). Transport. Down 23 cents, or 0.72 per cent, to $31.66 on 2.9 million shares. Canada’s largest airline says it is suspending its financial guidance for this year following the decision by regulators in Canada and the United States to ground the Boeing 737 Max aircraft until further notice. Air Canada said Friday that, “in light of the current uncertainty,” it is suspending the forecast it provided last month for its 2019 financial year.The Canadian Press read more

EthiopiaEritrea Annan reports progress but says serious difficulties remain

“The establishment of the Temporary Security Zone is an encouraging development, which, despite the disagreements between the parties, marks a milestone in the implementation of the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities,” Mr. Annan writes in a report released today at UN Headquarters. “However, it is imperative that the parties resolve the outstanding issues, in particular those pertaining to the Temporary Security Zone, so as to ensure that it is clearly defined and effectively demilitarized.” The Secretary-General says he made that point in separate letters dated 1 June to Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Specifically, he called President Isaias’ attention to the deployment by Eritrea of “an excessive number of militia and police” in the Zone, and noted that the status-of-forces agreement for UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) had not been signed. At the same time, Mr. Annan expressed concern to Prime Minister Meles over “the continued presence of Ethiopian troops in parts of the eastern sector” of the Zone. The Secretary-General also mentioned “the continuing restrictions imposed on UNMEE’s freedom of movement.” Stressing the importance of the work of the Boundary Commission, mandated to delimit and demarcate the border between the two countries and resolve the dispute that originated the war, Mr. Annan calls on both Governments to cooperate with the Commission and meet their obligation to bear the related costs.Mr. Annan cites among major concerns the humanitarian situation and the presence of landmines and unexploded ordnance — two problems calling for a response from donor countries.The Secretary-General also voices regret that “despite some softening of the hostile rhetoric in the media, neither Government has yet displayed publicly much openness to a normalization of relations.” Political developments in both countries, he says, “should not distract them from their commitments to a peaceful settlement of their differences.” read more

Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan joins UN fight against HIVAIDS

The United Nations today announced the addition of Bollywood icon and former Miss World winner Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to its roster of International Goodwill Ambassadors, focussed on helping the Organization’s efforts in combating the spread of HIV infections in children. At a press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York with Michel Sidibé, the Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Indian actress celebrated the appointment as a “turning point” in her life, adding that her new focus on fighting the transmission of HIV/AIDS from mothers to their babies was not to “just prove a point or become a headline sensation.” “I am honoured to accept this appointment. Spreading awareness on health issues, especially related to women and children, has always been a priority for me. And now, as a new mother, I can personally relate to this – the joys and concerns of every mother and the hope that we have for our children,” Mrs. Rai Bachchan told the gathered journalists. “I strongly believe that every baby should be born free from HIV. And I wish that every woman living with HIV stays healthy and has access to treatment. I promise that with UNAIDS, I will do my utmost to make this happen,” she added. Mrs. Rai Bachchan’s mandate will be to advocate for the Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children and keeping their mothers alive – a UN initiative launched in June 2011 – and which focuses on 22 countries, including India, which accounts for more than 90 per cent of all new HIV infections among children. “I am convinced that through her global outreach, Mrs. Rai Bachchan can help UNAIDS reach its goal of eliminating new HIV infections among children by 2015,” Mr. Sidibé told the press briefing, in addition to noting that the Bollywood actress was celebrated and recognized by fans all around the world. According to UNAIDS, on-the-ground improvements in fighting HIV infections have already resulted in a decrease in HIV positive children throughout the Global Plan’s areas of focus. Twenty-one of the countries accounted for in the Plan are in sub-Saharan Africa, where the estimated number of children newly-infected with HIV fell by 25 per cent from 2009 to 2011. Mother-to-child HIV transmission rates have also declined since 2010 with the introduction of more effective prophylaxis regimens. The UNAIDS goal, however, remains to fully eradicate new HIV infections among children by 2015. “Through her work in raising awareness of the issues and advocating for increased access to services, Mrs. Rai Bachchan will be instrumental in helping ensure that no more babies are born with HIV and that their mothers stay healthy,” Mr. Sidibé said. “This isn’t Miss World-speak,” Mrs. Rai Bachchan added. “I do not want to be just a poster girl. I’d like to be able to actually contribute doing work, going to the sites, interacting with people, to aid the work of UNAIDS, and seeing what work needs to be done. That rings real to me.” read more

No 11 Illinois routs No 8 Ohio State mens basketball 7455

All week long the players and coaches of the Ohio State men’s basketball team stressed the importance of being ready for every Big Ten game. “Every game in the Big Ten is going to be a tough game,” said junior point guard Aaron Craft. The Buckeyes learned how true that statement was, the hard way, while being routed by Illinois, 74-55, on Saturday in Champaign, Ill. OSU looked flat and sloppy from the opening tip and trailed by double-digits for most of the game. In fact, the Buckeyes played so poorly that they committed nearly as many turnovers, 16, as they had made shots, 20. OSU was also outrebounded, 39-28. OSU junior forward Deshaun Thomas led all scorers with 24 points, but it wasn’t enough for an OSU team that’s still searching for a second scorer to assist Thomas. Against Illinois, the rest of the Buckeyes shot a combined 28 percent from the floor for 31 points. Senior guard Brandon Paul led Illinois (14-2) in scoring with 19 points on 6-12 shooting. The Illini had four players score in double figures. OSU is now 0-3 against opponents ranked in the Associated Press top-25 poll. As it stands, OSU has been defeated by the No. 1, No. 5 and No. 11-ranked teams in the country. With the loss OSU falls to 11-3 on the season and 1-1 in Big Ten play. The Buckeyes play next on the road against Purdue on Jan. 8. Purdue defeated Illinois in its Big Ten opener on Jan. 2. read more

Duke and Duchess of Sussex join the Queen at Royal Ascot

The Duchess of Sussex has made her debut at Royal Ascot, joining the Queen for her favourite event of the season as she channeled the monochrome style of My Fair Lady.The Duchess, in a white and black hat and dress, accompanied her husband in an Ascot carriage for her first outing to the Royal Enclosure, before presenting a trophy to race winner Frankie Dettori.While she appeared to have taken style inspiration from the outfits of Audrey Hepburn’s Eliza Doolittle, she suffered no similar etiquette mishaps, mingling with seasoned race-goers and engaged in cheerful conversation with the Queen.The Queen, in bright yellow, led her family in the opening day of Royal Ascot, joined by the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Royal and Duke of York with his daughters.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––The Duke of Cambridge was elsewhere, undertaking engagements focusing on male mental health and technological innovation in Liverpool, while the Duchess remained out of sight with her three children. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. In an unmistakable sign of welcome into the Royal family, the Duke and Duchess were tasked with presenting the trophy for the St James’s Palace Stakes, won by Favourite Without Parole ridden by Frankie Dettori and trained by John Gosden. The Duchess of Sussex wore an embellished white shirt dress from Givenchy, the fashion house that designed her wedding gown, with a striking hat by Royal favourite Philip Treacy. Fitting in with the strict dress code of the Royal Enclosure, the Duchess’ colour scheme was reminiscent of the 1964 My Fair Lady film, in which a beautiful cockney flower seller mingles with high society at Ascot before being unmasked by her coarse shouts of encouragement at the horses. The Queen wearing yellow for the first day of Royal Ascot The Queen wearing yellow for the first day of Royal Ascot The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived in the third carriage of the tradition Royal procession, along with the Earl and Countess of Wessex.They would have had much to talk about, as the newlywed Sussexes celebrated the “one month anniversary” of their wedding and the Wessexes marked 19 years to the day since their own Windsor Castle nuptials. read more

MultoLag to reduce risk of conveyor belt slippage in mines

first_imgNot only does conveyor belt slippage have negative financial implications for process plants and mines, but it is also potentially dangerous. In instances where the slippage continues, there is an increased danger of fire as well as damage to the carcass and splice, caused when the belt does not grip. To alleviate these issues, Multotec Wear Linings has developed MultoLag™, a direct bond ceramic pulley lagging system for drive and non-drive pulleys. The standard 100 mm by 25 mm by 6 mm smooth high alumina ceramic tiles are applied to non-drive pulleys while studded tile lagging is applied to drive pulleys.MultoLag lagging serves as a maintenance free wear resistant cover which is applied to pulley shells to improve traction in the case of drive pulleys and provide a polished low friction surface on non-drive pulleys. The high co-efficient of friction, approximately 0.78, of the “studded” tiles on the drive pulleys ensures no movement between ceramic lined drive pulley surface and the conveyor belt surface. It is not possible for wear to occur if there is no movement between surfaces. Conversely, the smooth/polished surface provided by the very hard ceramic on the non-drive pulleys provides minimal friction, less resistance and therefore no wear.“Ceramic pulley lagging would be used in instances where the pulley operates in extremely aggressive conditions. Typically this would be in wet conditions and other applications where a low co-efficient of friction or a high level of traction is required on drive pulleys or where general wear protection of the non-drive pulley is needed. This would include bucket elevators or where material cannot be prevented from becoming trapped between the pulley shell and belt,” Noel Mills of Multotec Wear Linings points out. Ceramic lined drive pulleys are covered with high-density 20 by 20 by 6 mm ceramic tiles, with 1 mm-high round-edged studs on the tile face that create maximum traction, without the associated damage to belts.The 6 mm thick high-density smooth ceramic tiles are bonded directly to the pulley’s surface with specially formulated Multotec Hi-Bond epoxy. This allows the company to achieve a bond strength at least 70% higher than that of rubber to steel or rubber to ceramic. The epoxy allows for surface flexing, corrosion protection and water dissipation. In the unlikely event that patching is required, local damage can be repaired quickly without removing the surrounding pulley lining. “An attractive feature of the ceramic material is that, although more costly than conventional lagging, it is field proven and in one application has already been in operation for a lifespan of more than 200 months compared to a mere 8 months for the original liner,” Mills says.Another advantage of using ceramics for pulleys includes belt take-up masses which can be reduced due to increased traction on drive pulleys, and this reduced belt tension leads to increased belt and pulley life. “Multotec’s Direct Bonded Ceramic Pulley Lagging is a cost effective solution which ensures optimum traction of drive pulleys under wet and slippery conditions. There have been many instances of substantially reduced downtime and an extended lagging lifespan for mining and minerals processing companies, where the product is installed at coal terminals, beneficiation plants, cement plants, power stations and quarries,” Mills concludes.last_img read more

Cancer colorectal un examen médical peut réduire de 43 le taux de

first_imgCancer colorectal : un examen médical peut réduire de 43% le taux de mortalitéGrande-Bretagne – Passer un examen du rectum entre 55 et 64 ans permettrait de fortement diminuer le taux de mortalité lié à un futur cancer colorectal. Les polypes et tumeurs décelés précocement pourraient ainsi être supprimés.C’est ce que révèle une étude britannique publiée mercredi dans le journal The Lancet. Les chercheurs ont suivi pendant onze ans 170.000 personnes. Parmi elles, 113.200 n’ont subi aucun examen durant cette période, tandis que les 57.237 personnes restantes devaient se soumettre à une sigmoïdoscopie (examen du rectum et d’une partie du sigmoïde à l’aide d’un tube souple). Lors de cette analyse, le médecin vérifie qu’il n’y a aucun polype et aucune tumeur. Si des anomalies sont détectées, elles peuvent généralement être supprimées durant l’examen. Parmi les sujets qui n’avaient pratiqué aucun examen, 2.564 cas de cancer colorectal ont été diagnostiqués, tandis que dans le groupe suivi médicalement, 706 cas seulement ont été décelés. Le taux de mortalité de ce groupe s’est vu ainsi réduit de 43%, et l’incidence de la maladie de 33%.Plus d’un million de cas de cancer colorectal sont diagnostiqués dans le monde chaque année et 600.000 personnes en meurent. Il est le troisième cancer le plus courant alors qu’un diagnostic précoce permet d’augmenter les chances de survie.Le 30 avril 2010 à 11:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

MiamiDade commissioner hospitalized following procedure

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz has been hospitalized, his office announced Wednesday morning.Diaz was feeling ill Tuesday while attending a county commission meeting. According to a spokesperson for Diaz, the commissioner had a procedure and was advised to take time off.On Wednesday, Diaz remains hospitalized while undergoing tests. He is reportedly in “good spirits.”Diaz is the Miami-Dade commissioner for the 12th District.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Newport News Seeks Consultant to Conduct JLUS for Ft Eustis

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The city of Newport News, Va., is soliciting proposals for the completion of a joint land use study (JLUS) for the Fort Eustis portion of Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) and surrounding communities.The JLUS will examine installation activities and surrounding land use and development plans to identify and document potential impacts and opportunities to establish shared goals and long-term compatibility with adjacent localities. A JLUS was prepared for Langley Air Force Base in 2010 prior to the merger with Fort Eustis as a joint base. The new JLUS will only address the Fort Eustis facilities; however, the study will be coordinated with the host unit, 633rd Air Base Wing, which provides installation support functions for JBLE.Proposals must be received at the Office of Purchasing, 4th Floor, City Hall, 2400 Washington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607 by 5 p.m. on Aug. 15. All questions should be directed to Gary Sightler, CPPO, purchasing agent, gsightler@nnva.gov; or Feleasha Sherfy, assistant buyer, fsherfy@nnva.gov. The solicitation is available on the city’s website.last_img read more

Lawmakers Look to Add Policy Restrictions to NDAA on the House Floor

first_imgWith the FY 2019 defense authorization bill set to be debated on the House floor next week, members are preparing to introduce amendments to the policy bill addressing a range of issues. Florida’s congressional delegation is considering proposing language to extend a moratorium on drilling activity in the eastern Gulf of Mexico that expires in 2022, reports CQ. The effort follows last week’s release of a DOD report concluding that oil and gas drilling in the eastern Gulf is incompatible with the military’s training and testing activities there. “Simply stated, if oil and gas development were to extend east of the [military mission line], without sufficient surface limiting stipulations and/or oil and gas activity restrictions mutually agreed by the DOD and DOI, military flexibility in the region would be lost and test and training activities would be severely affected,” the report stated. Florida officials previously obtained a pledge from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to exclude the state from a plan he announced in January to permit drilling in most U.S. continental shelf-waters. … Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said he would introduce a provision to block the federal government from using excess space at military installations to house minors apprehended crossing the Mexican border if they were forcibly separated from their parents, reports the Hill. Yesterday On Base reported that the Health and Human Services Department will visit four military installations — Fort Bliss, Goodfellow AFB and Dyess AFB in Texas, and Little Rock AFB in Arkansas — over the next week to assess their suitability for housing children. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

NOAA Seeks Public Comment on Beluga Whale Recovery Plan

first_imgNOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on a draft recovery plan for Cook Inlet beluga whales.Download Audio:According to a release from NOAA, the plan will structure efforts to bring the whales back up to a healthy population size. Once there, the hope is to remove them from the federal endangered species list.The plan includes a list of criteria that would have to be met to take the whales off the list and declare them a recovered species.Jim Balsiger is the regional administrator for NOAA. He says the plan was made with the best available science.It focuses on ten types of threats to the population and assesses the severity of each threat.They include natural disasters, oil spills, mass strandings, noise pollution, and other stressors, both natural and human-caused.Cook Inlet beluga whales have been on the endangered species list since 2008. Since 2011, the inlet has been designated a critical habitat for the species.According to NOAA Fisheries, the population is estimated to be only 340 animals and there has been a steady decline in the species over the last decade.last_img read more