Authorities Fincantieri delivers nuclear waste transport vessel for Russian Navy Share this article View post tag: Fincantieri Images courtesy of FINCANTIERI S.p.A. – All rights reservedItalian shipbuilder Fincantieri on March 3 delivered the ‘Itarus’ semi-submersible floating platform to Russia where it will be used to transport decommissioned Russian Navy nuclear submarine reactor compartments.The platform was built for the Russian RosRAO, the Federal State Unitary Enterprise for radioactive waste management and was delivered at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano, Italy.The unit’s construction contract was signed by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, RosRAO and Fincantieri in November 2013 during the Italy-Russia Business Forum, held in Trieste.It follows the 2003 cooperation agreement between the Russian and Italian government for the decommissioning of nuclear submarines and the safe management of radioactive waste and nuclear fuel, defined within the framework of the Global Partnership, started in the 2002 G8 summit in Canada.‘Itarus’, just over 79 meters long, about 29 meters wide with a deadweight capacity of 3000 tonnes, has been constructed in the Integrated Shipyard of Riva Trigoso and Muggiano with the support of the facility of Palermo, supervised by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.Fincantieri said the platform will be used for the transportation of nuclear submarine reactor compartments, decommissioned by the Russian Navy, from the storage area of Sayda Bay to the Nerpa Shipyard (and vice-versa), facing the Kola Peninsula in the Barents Sea.The vessel’s maximum draught is 24.5 meters, achievable during the cargo docking, by means of 45 ballast tanks for a total capacity of 25,000 cubic meters of ballast water, fed by 4 pumps of 2000 cubic meters per hour capacity.The Italian company added that the vessel will be equipped with living areas, to host a crew of 6 members on board. Back to overview,Home naval-today Fincantieri delivers nuclear waste transport vessel for Russian Navy View post tag: Russian Navy March 4, 2016
Fanta now contains no artificial flavours or colours, thanks to a reformulation of the drink, as part of a £6.25m brand investment by Coca Cola Enterprises (CCE) this year.Fanta will also have a pack redesign to highlight these new claims. The new design will include Guideline Daily Amounts (GDA) and state that the product contains real fruit juice.According to data from AC Nielsen in August 2008, Fanta is the biggest flavoured carbonate brand, worth £117.3m in retail sales. “Flavoured carbonates remain a massive market segment, worth £332.9m,” said Kenny Chisholm, trade communications manager at CCE.”Consumer research has proven that the new packaging communication should increase purchase intent by up to 24%, which is a great opportunity for retailers to drive soft drinks sales.”[http://www.fanta.co.uk]
Student Senate passed a resolution requesting the University approve an application for a gay-straight alliance (GSA) on Wednesday. The resolution also requested the University offer a public statement explaining its decision on the application. Twenty-one members of Senate voted to approve the resolution and two members abstained from voting. Junior Katie Rose, gender issues director for student government and vice president-elect, said student government’s records show the possibility of an official gay-straight alliance has been discussed since at least 1989. Senate entered into closed, executive session for much of its discussion about the resolution. When public discussion resumed, student body vice president and president-elect Brett Rocheleau, a junior, clarified the position of the Office of Student Affairs on the recognition of a GSA. “They believe that with [the Core Council for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Questioning Students], the pastoral counsel that comes with these questions [of sexuality] is needed,” Rocheleau said. “With a peer-to-peer advocate, they are afraid that this need of the counseling won’t be as well met.” Morrissey Hall senator and sophomore Cal Belden said if Core Council were the only resource needed by students that identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT), more students would utilize it. Sophomore Gaby Nunez, Cavanaugh Hall senator, said Student Affairs might not understand the value of peer-to-peer interaction. “In a situation like a gay-straight alliance, if you have a gay student who has come out mentoring a questioning student through the experience, that might be more effective because the student has been there,” she said. Tom Lienhoop, a Core Council member and sophomore, said a GSA would augment Core Council’s work. “There’s so much value in having a peer-to-peer organization that is recognized at the University,” he said. “Without speaking on behalf of other Core Council members, that is something that has been expressed before — the fact that a GSA would be a benefit regardless of what Core is already doing.” Student body president and senior Pat McCormick said the effort to request the recognition of a GSA is not a criticism of the Student Activities Office (SAO), but rather, an attempt to engage in dialogue. “I think that as an administration we are also seeking to advance that spirit of inclusion,” McCormick said. “I think the hope of the resolution is that sense that we can do more on this issue, that we can include more fully, and that this resolution isn’t an attempt to criticize the attempts that have already been made, but an attempt to move them forward.” Rocheleau said the next step is to promote collaboration between SAO and students that file an application to create a GSA. Senior Joanna Whitfield, vice president of the Progressive Student Alliance, said after the meeting she was glad Senate took time to discuss the resolution and the effects it would have on the student body. “I think that this resolution affirms that Notre Dame really is inclusive to all its students,” Whitfield said. “Students really want to further inclusion and they really want to help out GLBT students on this campus … We’re also really happy that it’s the Student Senate, so it does show that the students really do support this movement.” In addition to approving the GSA proposal, Senate also approved junior Alexa Shaw as the next student union treasurer and passed two other resolutions. One resolution changed the transition date for Student Union Board positions from April 1 to May 1, effective this spring. The other resolution imposed restrictions to maintain the balance of the “carry-forward” financial account that exists as a source of emergency funding for student government.
Everything is relative — especially when it comes to thermal bridging. Thermal bridging occurs wherever assembly components with low R-values relative to surrounding materials span from the inside to the outside of a building assembly. Thermal bridging takes place in wood-framed assemblies because, although wood is a pretty good insulator at about R-1 per inch, it is at least three times more thermally conductive than any cavity insulation, which start at about R-3.5 per inch. The uninsulated roof framed with wood (R-value around 1.1 per inch) means rafter lines covered with snow.With steel framing at about R.04 per inch, it’s thermal bridging on a whole different scale. Steel framing typically reduces the in-cavity R-value by as much as 50%, while wood framing reduces in-cavity R-value by a bit less than 10%.Wrapping a building envelope with exterior rigid insulation cuts off the thermal bridging. Rigid insulation as exterior sheathing is a great idea for wood-framed assemblies, imperative for steel. But as in all things hygrothermal, you get a double benefit when you reduce or eliminate thermal bridging — you save energy and reduce the potential for condensation, mold, and rot.The main reason we put insulation in framing cavities is because there is space — it’s the easiest and least expensive place to put the stuff. But it is not the best place, in large part because of thermal bridging. In what Joe Lstiburek of Building Science Corporation calls the “perfect wall” (or roof), all of the insulation is on the exterior. This means that the building frame experiences nearly the same conditions as the occupants, a real recipe for happy, comfortable, and long-lived people and buildings.To gauge the energy implications of framing type, spacing, and thermal bridging, try the ORNL Whole Wall R-value Calculator.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Phelan admits Man Utd return had him nervousby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMike Phelan admits returning to Manchester United had him nervous.Phelan, who was Sir Alex Ferguson’s right-hand man during three Premier League title wins, left Old Trafford six years ago following the Scot’s retirement.He said: “I never wanted to leave in the first place. I had left the club, I think we had won the league by 12 points, so I thought going back was terrific but I was really nervous on the first day I went back in because I didn’t know what to expect.“But I walked in the place and it was like I had never been away.“It was really surreal, a lot had gone on but nothing had changed and I’d never been away. I felt right at home.”
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the heritage experience in Falmouth is being leveraged to enhance the town as a major destination for cruise-ship and stopover visitors. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the heritage experience in Falmouth is being leveraged to enhance the town as a major destination for cruise-ship and stopover visitors.He noted that the rich history of the town, with the Georgian architecture and various attractions, makes the Falmouth capital “a wonderful tourism asset”.The Minister was speaking at the ceremony to break ground for the new Ocean Coral Spring Hotel in Falmouth on February 6.He noted that the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has spent some $385.2 million on rehabilitation and beautification projects in Falmouth, inclusive of renovation of the Trelawny Parish Church, the Falmouth Post Office, Falmouth Courthouse and Water Square; streetscape improvements at Market Street, Harbour Lane and Falmouth Street; as well as rehabilitation of heritage buildings and the Jewish Cemetery as part of the Falmouth Heritage District.“In addition, we have another $629.3 million in projects on stream, inclusive of the artisan village at the old Hampden Wharf. We look forward to the completion of Ocean Coral Spring, which will strengthen Falmouth’s appeal as a destination by expanding its hotel offerings and raising the town’s room count,” the Minister said.Ocean Coral Spring Hotel is a 1,000-room property being developed by the Spanish Hotel chain, H10.The developers are investing US$250 million in the project and the first 500 rooms are expected to be completed by the end of the year. H10 operates 50 hotels in 18 destinations. The Minister was speaking at the ceremony to break ground for the new Ocean Coral Spring Hotel in Falmouth on February 6. He noted that the rich history of the town, with the Georgian architecture and various attractions, makes the Falmouth capital “a wonderful tourism asset”. Story Highlights
“The nation’s understanding and awareness of the importance of productivity improvements and its contribution to economic growth is not fully appreciated, hence the Ministry will be stepping up its game to enhance awareness over time,” she added. Story Highlights The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is stepping up measures to improve workplace productivity.“Increase in productivity is necessary for sustainable economic development, competitiveness, job creation and prosperity,” said portfolio Minister, Hon. Shahine Robinson, in her contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 26.“The nation’s understanding and awareness of the importance of productivity improvements and its contribution to economic growth is not fully appreciated, hence the Ministry will be stepping up its game to enhance awareness over time,” she added.As such, she said, the Ministry will be ramping up its public-awareness campaign through the Jamaica Productivity Centre (JPC).She informed that the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has provided the JPC with an expert on quality and productivity who will “allow the centre to add quality to its productivity portfolio”.She noted that the Gleaner Company and Lasco Jamaica have joined forces with the JPC to promote productivity in schools along with the formation of productivity clubs in high schools.“This is a very important development, as it recognises that if we inculcate a strong productivity culture in our students, it will grow with them through life,” Minister Robinson pointed out.On May 17, the JPC staged the first of four productivity fora planned for this fiscal year in Kingston as part of Workers’ Week activities, under the theme ‘Ramping up Productivity through Innovation’.Boosting productivity is a key area of focus under the Ministry’s Strategic Business Plan for 2018/19 through to 2020/21.Other priorities are increasing employment within the context of the decent work agenda, enabling a more efficient labour market, maintaining a harmonious industrial relations climate, providing a safe and healthy work environment and protecting the most vulnerable groups. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is stepping up measures to improve workplace productivity. “Increase in productivity is necessary for sustainable economic development, competitiveness, job creation and prosperity,” said portfolio Minister, Hon. Shahine Robinson, in her contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 26.
Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,213.45, lost 153.84 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down 23 cents, or 2.47 per cent, to $9.07 on 9.7 million shares.Prometic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI). Biotechnology. Down 14 cents, or 15.91 per cent, to 74 cents on 7.4 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down nine cents, or 2.40 per cent, to $3.66 on 5.7 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Healthcare. Down 24 cents, or 2.09 per cent, to $11.25 on 5.4 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Healthcare. Down $1.65, or 4.90 per cent, to $32.01 on 5.3 million shares.BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Wireless communications. Down $1.01, or 6.82 per cent, to $13.80 on 3.9 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Aimia Inc. (TSX:AIM). Loyalty programs. Down five cents, or 2.89 per cent, to $1.68 on 518,276 shares. Aeroplan’s parent company is apologizing for a politically charged survey it circulated that it says “offended” customers. In a statement made to the Canadian Press, Aimia spokesperson Christa Poole says the questions had not been properly reviewed internally and didn’t meet the company’s data-gathering standards.CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:CMED). Healthcare. Down $2.07, or 5.72 per cent, to $34.15 on 20,118 shares. CEO Brent Zettl has resigned, effective immediately, as Aurora Cannabis nears completion of its $1.1 billion acquisition of the medical marijuana company.Torstar Corp. (TSX:TS.B) – Media company. Down three cents, or 1.68 per cent, to $1.76 on 6,500 shares. The media company says it is hiring 20 new reporters in Western Canada and will rebrand and upgrade the digital offerings of its five free daily Metro urban newspapers across Canada. As of April 10, the Metros will be called StarMetro Vancouver, StarMetro Calgary, StarMetro Edmonton, StarMetro Toronto and StarMetro Halifax.Transcontinental Inc. (TSX:TCL.A) – Printer and publisher. Up $2.47, or 9.71 per cent, to $27.92 on 538,309 shares. Transcontinental is taking a big leap in its strategic shift towards flexible packaging with the company’s largest ever deal that would diminish the role of commercial printing that has been the cornerstone of the company since its founding 42 years ago. The C$1.72 billion purchase of Coveris Americas will make it North America’s seventh-largest packaging company.
SINGAPORE – Asian markets have bounced back from their retreat after the report of strong preliminary manufacturing data in Japan.KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index jumped 0.5 per cent to 22,130.30 as a private survey suggested a recovery in manufacturing in October. The Shanghai Composite index, which closed more than 2 per cent lower on Tuesday, jumped 1.5 per cent to 2,634.50 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index surged 0.9 per cent to 25,565.27. The Kospi in South Korea picked up 0.2 per cent to 2,109.66. Australia’s S&P-ASX 200 lost 0.1 per cent to 5,839.10. Shares were higher across the region apart from in Thailand.JAPAN FACTORY OUTLOOK: A rise in the preliminary, or “flash” purchasing manager’s index to 53.1 in October from 52.5 the month before raised hopes that recent sluggishness in manufacturing demand may have been transient. A revival in new export orders, to 51.7, a seven-month high, was viewed as especially good news given concerns over China-U.S. trade tensions. Readings above 50 in the survey indicate expansion.ANALYST’S VIEWPOINT: “Following a rather disappointing slew of PMI data over the third quarter, Japan’s manufacturing sector looks set to start Q4 on a more upbeat note. The latest survey indicated stronger expansions in all the key barometers of macroeconomic health,” Joe Hayes, economist at IHS Markit, which compiles the survey, said in a commentary.WALL STREET: U.S. indexes fell on Tuesday following a broad-sell off on softening growth in China and fears that tariff hikes are beginning to hurt corporate earnings. The S&P 500 index suffered its fifth-straight loss, dropping 0.6 per cent to 2,740.69. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 0.5 per cent to 25,191.43 and the Nasdaq composite fell 0.4 per cent to 7,437.54. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks was 0.8 per cent lower at 1,526.59.U.S. EARNINGS: Sentiment was dampened as large U.S. companies kicked off a busy earnings week with warnings of rising costs related to tariffs. Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar posted a larger profit and revenue than expected in the third quarter. But the company said Trump’s taxes on imported steel were driving up production costs, causing its shares to slip 7.6 per cent to $118.98. 3M, the maker of Post-it notes and ceramic coatings, reported disappointing revenues and said it anticipates about $100 million in extra costs next year. That sent its shares tumbling 4.4 per cent. The U.S. and China are locked in a trade dispute over technology and have raised tariffs on billions of dollars of each other’s goods.ENERGY: Oil futures rose after the opening of a high-profile investment conference in Saudi Arabia, amid controversy surrounding the killing of a dissident journalist. Benchmark U.S. crude added 13 cents to $66.56 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 7 cents to settle at $66.43 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, gained 30 cents to $76.74 per barrel. In the previous session, it dropped $3.39 to $76.44 a barrel.CURRENCIES: The dollar strengthened to 112.56 yen from 112.42 yen on Tuesday. The euro eased to $1.1472 from $1.1473.___AP Business Writer Alex Veiga contributed to this report.
The Canadian Press CALGARY — Cenovus Energy Inc. is planning total capital spending of between $1.2 billion and $1.4 billion for next year.The plan compares with its guidance for this year of between $1.3 billion and $1.4 billion.Cenovus says the reduction compared with its 2018 forecast is largely due to efficiency improvements and reduced development plans as a result of the current commodity price environment.The company says the majority of its budget for 2019 will be spent at its Foster Creek and Christina Lake oil sands operations.Cenovus also plans to complete construction of the Christina Lake phase G expansion.In addition to its oilsands operations in northern Alberta and established natural gas and oil production in Alberta and B.C., Cenovus also holds a stake in two U.S. refineries. Companies in this story: (TSX:CVE)