Grindex, the global supplier of electrical submersible pumps, is now launching Grindex Mega Inox, a 90 kW (50 Hz) and 134 Hp (60 Hz) pump manufactured completely in stainless steel. The pump is built on the well proven cast iron Mega pump platform and at the same time an extension of the current completely stainless steel Inox pump range. With this addition Grindex says it “is reaffirming its leading market position within submersible drainage pumps and pumping accessories.”Dewatering applications’ worst challenge is the combination of a corrosive environment and contaminated water with abrasive solids and tough handling due to the temporary nature of the installation. “A protective coating will only protect the pump until the first scratch. The Grindex Inox range available from 2008 solves this problem by having dewatering pumps made completely in stainless steel. The 90 kW Mega Inox will considerably enhance the present range of Inox pumps, available in 2 to 8 kW.”The pump is suitable for applications with pH 2-10 and with abrasive particles in a typically demanding dewatering situation. “The stainless steel hydraulic wet end has proven itself over the years as an option that could be added to the standard cast iron Mega pump. Now the stainless steel Mega is completed by even offering the stator housing in stainless steel.”“When we´re out in the field and visiting customers that for many years make do with less than perfect coated solutions, we anticipate that the new Mega Inox will solve a lot of their headache applications” says Peter Uvemo, Regional Manager Grindex.
A COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED to come up with guidelines for the practical implementation of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act met for the first time on Tuesday.The group has been given three months to complete its work but could return its recommendations to the Department of Health earlier than the end-December.If it takes the full 90 days to work out the “operational issues” that the department says need to be addressed, then it could be January 2014 before the Act is commenced.The Act was signed into law by President Michael D Higgins on 30 July this year. The Department said it is liaising with the Health Service Executive (HSE) on the various matters that need to be worked out in order to commence the legislation.“The Act will be commenced as soon as is practicable,” the Department of Health told TheJournal.ie in a statement.Following a report in the Irish Times – that was later retracted – it emerged that the new laws on legal terminations had not commenced.Yesterday, the Mater Hospital confirmed that it will comply with the legislation, despite concerns from a member of its board of governors.Yesterday: Mater Hospital says it will comply with new abortion lawsPope Francis: We don’t need to talk about abortion, gay marriage and contraception ‘all the time’Irish Times incorrect abortion story ‘appalling and scandalous’ – Minister Lynch
We are all used to seeing Google celebrate specific dates every year on its search homepage with a Google Doodle. These usually take the form of an image, or in some cases and animation or even a game. But tomorrow is Charlie Chaplin‘s 122nd birthday, and Google decided nothing short of a YouTube video would do as a doodle.You can see why Google chose to do this. Chaplin’s talent and popularity came from his movement during the days of silent film, and you can’t get that across properly in anything other than video form.Chaplin is remembered so fondly not just because of his comic genius, but because of the time in history he managed to entertain people. He was at his height from 1915 to 1940 and therefore experienced two world wars as well as the Great Depression. Making anyone laugh during those hard times was testament to his talent.Charlie Chaplin died peacefully in his sleep on Christmas Day 1977 at the ripe of age of 88. But his body was stolen in an attempt to extort money from his family. That failed and his body was recovered. If you see his grave you will notice it has a large 1.8m slab of concrete as a gravestone. It was put there to stop anyone else trying to steal his remains.As for the Google Video Doodle, for the moment the video is only present on the Google Australia homepage, but as we all catch up and it becomes April 16 in other regions of the world, Google will surely update all of its search homes to reflect his birthday.via Engadget
During their cruise trip in the Greek islands, Louise and Keith Saw decided to transform their holidays into a volunteer mission and help migrants on one of the first entrance points in the European continent, Leros.As documented on their online travel blog www.motoryachtakuna.com, the Northern Rivers couple started volunteering full time at a compound where refugees are processed on 5 September. In collaboration with the authorities and other volunteers, they are trying to provide the basic resources and services that can make the refugees’ stay on the island more tolerable. This includes gathering basic goods and clothing , handing out food and water or even helping people in need of medical assistance to get access to treatment and medication.The situation as described on their online posts is dire. With hundreds arriving on an almost daily basis, the island’s facilities are not sufficient to accommodate the overwhelming flow of asylum seekers.“There is no funding. Greece is bankrupt. The UNHCR are bankrupt and having to close camps in Syria and Turkey. Our compound is running on donations from locals, people on holidays and people like us living on boats,” Mr and Mrs Saw shared on their blog.Mrs Shaw’s brother, Gerard Criss, told ABC news he has communicated with his sister and brother-in-law, who are witnessing an increase on the number of refugees landing on the island since their arrival.Source: ABC Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Radars : bientôt la fin des panneaux d’avertissement France – L’État français envisage d’installer quelque 800 nouveaux radars automatiques d’ici à 2012. Rien d’étonnant, si ce n’est qu’un léger changement sera opéré : en effet, c’en est fini des panneaux d’avertissement fixés 400 mètres avant les radars. Les automobilistes étaient habitués aux panneaux avertissant de la présence prochaine d’un radar automatique. Placés 400 mètres avant le flash, ils permettaient aux automobilistes de ralentir pour éviter l’amende et le retrait de points.Dorénavant, les nouveaux radars installés seront signalés par un panneau indiquant au conducteur qu’il va entrer dans une zone de deux kilomètres ponctuée d’un ou plusieurs radars. Le but est bien entendu de ralentir la course sur une plus longue distance.On peut douter de l’efficacité de cette nouvelle méthode du gouvernement, car les automobilistes ne tarderont pas à repérer les emplacements des différents radars, lesquels seront également rapidement référencés pour les mises à jour des détecteurs de radars. Le 29 juin 2010 à 14:49 • Emmanuel Perrin
The CEOs of ASA, USB and USSEC, along with USSEC Chair Laura Foell are in China this week meeting with Chinese government officials and industry leaders about China’s biotech approval process. China’s biotech approvals process has gone from slow but predictable — taking approximately 28 months — to now taking 40 months or more.With a number of new soybean traits in the pipeline and ready for commercialization, the U.S. soy family is interested to securing timely approval of new traits, while safeguarding U.S. soy exports to China. The purpose of this trip is to assess current and potential strategies to accomplish this goal. Key points emphasized are that farmers worldwide need access to new seed technologies if they are to meet growing Chinese and world demand for soy in the face of increasing weed and disease pressures. Chinese demand for soy is growing 3 to 5 million metric tons per year as Chinese farmers use soy in feed rations to increase production of meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products for Chinese consumers. Thus, there is shared interest in a timely, transparent and science-based biotech approval process for new seed technologies so we can meet China’s food security needs today and into the future.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Hundreds of South Floridians took to the streets on Sunday as they walked — and partied — for a good cause.Participants laced up and headed to Fort Lauderdale Beach for the 2017 Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival. A fundraising walk was followed by a massive beach party featuring live music and food trucks. DNCE at the Florida AIDS Walk! pic.twitter.com/F4mtussGry— Everything DNCE (@everything_dnce) March 19, 2017Proceeds from the event will go toward research and charitites that provide HIV and AIDS services to people who cannot afford them.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Huawei Mobile Phones Share your voice Tags Huawei’s new Nova 5 Huawei Huawei is adding three new smartphones to its midrange lineup — the Nova 5, Nova 5i and Nova 5 Pro — even as tensions with the US continue to limit where these new phones can be sold. The Nova 5 and 5 Pro feature tear-drop notches at the center of their 6.39-inch OLED displays, with each offering four rear cameras (48-megapixel main lens, 16-megapixel ultrawide, 2-megapixel macro and 2-megapixel depth sensor) and a 32-megapixel front camera. Each also offers in-display optical fingerprint sensors, fast charging over USB-C and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The biggest differences between the two are in the processor and storage. The Nova 5 runs Huawei’s new Kirin 810 processor while the Nova 5 Pro uses the same Kirin 980 chipset found in last year’s Mate 20 flagship. GizmoChina reports that the Nova 5 will be offered with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage while the Pro will come with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Both have micoSD card slots, though only the Pro supports NFC. Huawei’s Nova 5i Huawei On the lower end of the line is the Nova 5i. Featuring a hole-punch design, the 5i has a 6.4-inch LCD display, runs on Huawei’s Kirin 710 processor and will be offered in either 6GB or 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage (expandable via microSD). Like its more powerful siblings, the 5i has four rear cameras (24-megapixel main, 8-megapixel ultrawide, 2-megapixel macro and 2-megapixel depth) and a 24-megapixel sensor front lens. A fingerprint sensor is available on the back of the phone, though like the Nova 5 there is no NFC support. All three are running Huawei’s EMUI 9.1 atop Android 9 Pie.The Nova 5 is available for preorder now starting at 2799 yuan (roughly $407) and ships July 20. The Nova 5 Pro and 5i are available to preorder now. The 5 Pro starts at 2999 yuan (roughly $436) and the 5i at 2199 yuan (approximately $320), with both shipping June 28. Post a comment 0
The sign outside the Anchorage Legislative Information Office, March 4, 2016. (Photo by Megan Ahleman)An Alaska judge today ruled the lease for the legislature’s controversial downtown Anchorage office space is illegal.The court’s decision voids the contract for renting the Legislative Information Office building, but doesn’t spell out what’s next.Download AudioThe Anchorage Legislative Information Office, March 4, 2016. (Photo by Megan Ahleman)The ruling from Superior Court Judge Patrick McKay said there were flaws in the way lawmakers entered the current lease. The decision rests on the word “extension,” — and whether a five-fold increase in the price of rent after $7.5 million in renovations could be considered an “extension” of a decade-old lease.According to the judge, by treating the lease as an extension, lawmakers didn’t have to open it up to a competitive bidding process, which it deserved. Pointing to a dramatic remodeling alongside a substantial increase in costs, McKay wrote: “A court finding that this leasing scheme could be sole-sourced would eviscerate the competitive principles of the state procurement code.”Read Superior Court Judge Patrick McKay’s ruling hereSpeaking to members of the press in Juneau, Legislative Council Chair Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak), said the decision means the state can no longer make good on the current lease agreement.“The contract that we have been operating under is void, so that causes us now to reassess things, to figure out where we’re going and what we’re going to do,” Stevens said. “It doesn’t change a lot of things, but it does change some things.”Stevens said the legislature has to decide whether they’ll move to the state-owned Atwood Building nearby, or seek to buy the LIO building outright from its owners. A recent report from the Navigant consulting group obtained by the Alaska Dispatch News identifies different financial scenarios for the state to consider, including a competitive sale price of $35.6 million.“What we’re looking at right now — and I should say, we’re not trying to harm the owner at all, that’s not the goal here,” Stevens said. “The goal is to find the right price. And it depends on what he’s willing to sell the building for.”As of Thursday afternoon, Amy Slinker, a spokesperson for the building’s owners, 716 West Fourth Avenue, LLC, had a short emailed statement that read only, “We’re reading through the decision and analyzing next steps.” Recently, the owners have said they are willing to sell the building, but say the price would need to be closer to $37 million to not suffer a loss.Rep. Mike Hawker (R-Anchorage) chaired the Legislative Council when the lease was negotiated. Hawker is currently in Anchorage undergoing treatment for cancer, but in a written statement released Thursday, he said the Legislative Council “acted in good faith.”“Clearly, a lower court judge has found otherwise,” he wrote, adding that he had no further comment.The McKay ruling is written anticipating an possible appeal in the case, but Stevens said the state is unlikely to go that route.“We’re still in the same place we’ve always been, but it’s moved us forward to a position where now we need to make a decision,” Stevens said. “We’re going to try to call a meeting, if we can arrange it, on Tuesday, of (the Legislative) Council, and hear from all of our attorneys, hear from all our counsel, hear from the owner if he chooses to be there, and figure out where we go from here.”The case is a victory for Anchorage attorney Jim Gottstein, who brought the suit against the building’s owners and the state. Gottstein has long insisted there were numerous problems with the way the lease was handled. He said he’s glad the superior court agrees.“The main objective was just to get the lease declared illegal, which it has,” he said. “So I’d be happy for the case to be over.”The legislature will continue paying for it’s lease through July.Andrew Kitchenman and Rachel Waldholz contributed to this report.
Indonesia’s foreign minister Retno MarsudiIndonesia has submitted a proposal to Myanmar named ‘Formula 4 + 1’ for Rakhine State to restore peace and allowing immediate access to humanitarian assistance there, reports news agency UNB.These four elements consist of (i) restoring stability and security; (ii) maximum restraint and non-violence; (iii) protection to all persons in the Rakhine State, regardless of race and religion; and (iv) the importance of immediate access to humanitarian assistance.Indonesian foreign minister Retno Marsudi had a meeting with Myanmar state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar’s capital on Monday and placed the proposal.”The first four elements are the main elements that must be done immediately so that the crisis of humanity and security does not worsen,” explained the Indonesian foreign minister.Another element is of importance for the recommendation of the advisory panel report for the Rakhine State headed by Kofi Annan which she suggested implementing immediately.The Indonesian foreign minister at the meeting also expressed the concern and high commitment of Indonesian Humanitarian NGO to Myanmar.In this regard, she said it has just launched the Humanitarian Alliance of Indonesia for Myanmar (AKIM) on August 31.The alliance consists of 11 humanitarian organizations, which prioritise its assistance on four issues, namely (i) education; (ii) health; (iii) livelihood (economy); and (iv) relief. The assistance commitments given by the Alliance amounted to US 2 million.”I hope that the government of Myanmar can continue granting access to AKIM as it has been with the government of Indonesia in implementing several programmes,” the Indonesian foreign minister was quoted as saying in a text UNB obtained on Tuesday.Retno Marsudi arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday in a brief visit to discuss with Bangladesh leadership the current persecution on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine.She had a meeting with her Bangladesh counterpart AH Mahmood Ali at 4:00pm at state guesthouse Padma.The Indonesian moreign minister will meet the press at a city hotel at 7:45pm after her meeting with prime minister Sheikh Hasina at 7:00pm.As of now, around 1,23,000 people — mostly women and children — entered Bangladesh after the attacks on police and army bases in Rakhine on 25 August and the Myanmar military began crackdown.