BAE Systems to Power University of Vermont Research Vessel with Emission-Reducing Electric Power and…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook BAE Systems to Power University of Vermont Research Vessel with Emission-Reducing Electric Power and Propulsion System Pinterest TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Twitter BAE Systems’ HybriGen® Power and Propulsion system will help reduce both carbon emissions and the use of fuel by the University of Vermont’s maritime research vessel. The vessel will serve as a floating classroom and lab for students on Lake Champlain. Previous articleElematec Corporation To Distribute NevadaNanotech Inc.’s Innovative Molecular Property Spectrometer™ Flammable Gas Sensors In JapanNext articleLynne Doughtie, former Chair and CEO of KPMG, joins InStride Advisory Board Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Justice Pankaj Mithal Sworn In As Chief Justice Of Jammu & Kashmir High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesJustice Pankaj Mithal Sworn In As Chief Justice Of Jammu & Kashmir High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK4 Jan 2021 11:03 PMShare This – xJustice Pankaj Mithal on Monday took oath as the 34th Chief Justice of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court. He was administered the oath of office by the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at the Convention Centre, Jammu. Warrant of appointment of Justice Mithal was read by Jawad Ahmed, the Registrar General of the High Court. Proceedings of the oath ceremony were conducted by Nitishwar…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginJustice Pankaj Mithal on Monday took oath as the 34th Chief Justice of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court. He was administered the oath of office by the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at the Convention Centre, Jammu. Warrant of appointment of Justice Mithal was read by Jawad Ahmed, the Registrar General of the High Court. Proceedings of the oath ceremony were conducted by Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to Lt. Governor. Former Chief Justice of the J&K High Court, Justice Gita Mittal; Judges of the J&K High Court; sitting as well as retired Judges from Allahabad High Court; Advocate General; Advisors to the Lt Governor; Chief Secretary; Administrative Secretaries; Senior officers of Judiciary; Civil Administration; Police; family members and friends of Justice Pankaj Mithal were present during the ceremony. After taking oath as Chief Justice, Justice Mithal reached High Court and was given Guard of Honour by a smart contingent of J&K Police. Later, Chief Justice reviewed the functioning of all the sections of the High Court and took stock of the various facilities available for litigants, lawyers, and overall infrastructure. Justice Mithal graduated in Commerce from Allahabad University in the year 1982 and passed L.L.B. from Meerut College, Meerut affiliated to Ch. Charan Singh University in the year 1985. He enrolled as an advocate in Bar Council of U.P. in the Year 1985. Elevated as Additional Judge on 07/07/2006. Took oath as permanent Judge on Jul 02, 2008.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Welcoming the New Year and Celebrating our Accomplishments

first_img By: Governor Tom Wolf Welcoming the New Year and Celebrating our Accomplishments December 31, 2016 2016 In Review,  The Blog,  Videos,  Year in Review center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Today as we close out 2016, I’d like to wish you all a very happy new year’s day and look back at what we’ve achieved in the past 12 months.I’ve traveled to every corner of Pennsylvania to listen to you and your neighbors about how state government can get back on track and make real progress for working class families. I have heard your voices loud and clear: We need to reform state government, make schools better for our kids, and create good-paying jobs that support our families.So that’s what I did.We’re all tired of Harrisburg ignoring the working and middle class —which is why I’ve fought to increase wages and make investments in programs and projects that will create good, family-sustaining jobs.I’ve secured an additional $640 million in funding for education to restore the cuts made in the previous administration and implemented a fair funding formula to make sure all of our children are getting the education they deserve, no matter what their zip code is.I’ve also expanded health care access for nearly 700,000 Pennsylvanians and secured funding and bipartisan legislative reforms to fight the opioid and heroin crisis.We’ve legalized medical marijuana and ride-sharing across Pennsylvania. We’ve reformed our liquor system for the first time since Prohibition – making wine available in your grocery stores and six-packs available at your local gas station to increase customer convenience.So today, I’d like to wish all Pennsylvanians a very happy New Year’s Day and let you know that in 2017 and beyond, you can count on me to fight for you.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Sato Scores Win at Indy

first_img2017 Indy 500 Winner, Takuma Sato, celebrating in the cockpit as he prepares to cross the Yard of Bricks.SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Takuma Sato took the lead on lap 195 and held off Helio Castroneves to win The Indianapolis 500 this afternoon, besting a field of 32 other competitors to take the checkered flag.  The 40-year-old Sato becomes the first Japanese driver ever to win this crown jewel of motorsports, in its 101 runnings since 1911. Strangley, Takuma didn’t start racing until he was 20, in sport which sees drivers these days strapping into a go-cart nearly as soon as they’re able to walk.  He spent the past four years driving for underfunded team, A.J. Foyt Enterprises, before defeMicheal Andretticting to Andretti Autosport for the 2017 season.  Sato acknowledged post-race that it was great to be with a team that could give him all the tools he needed to be successful.  His former boss and Indy legend, A.J. Foyt, was in Winner’s Circle to heartily congratulate both the driver and Andretti Autosport Chief, Michael Andretti.Helio CastronevesHelio Castroneves finished second, being denied his quest to join the exclusive club of four-time Indy 500 winners, which includes A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears.  The three-time winner lamented the fact that his Penske Chevy lacked the power to overcome Andretti Autosport’s Honda-powered racecars, which seemed to be the team to beat in this spring classic.  The win moves team owner, Michael Andretti, to second in Indy 500 wins as an owner, behind only Roger Penske.  It wasn’t all roses for Andretti’s team, though.  His cars looked strong early, but that superior Honda powerplant proved unreliable in at least three instances.  Team members Sage Karam, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and heralded rookie, Fernando Alonso (on-loan from Formula One), all left the race between laps 125 and 179 with mechanical difficulties.  In the end, it was Sato’s winning car, along with last year’s winner, Alexander Rossi, and Marco Andretti, as the fifty-percent of Andretti machines still running when the checkered flag was waved.  Said Andretti, “That’s why we have six bullets in the gun.”IndyCar Rookie of the Year Candidate, Ed JonesDale Coyne Racing rookie, Ed Jones, finished third — also in a Honda-powered car.  A pair of Chip Gnassi Racing Hondas round out the top five, piloted by Max Chilton, followed by veteran fan-favorite Tony Kanaan, who earned his 500 ring in 2013.Weather was not an issue during the 200-lap affair, despite being lengthened by eleven cautions, including a red flag to clean up a nasty-looking collision involving Scott Dixon and Jay Howard on lap fifty-three.  Amazingly, neither driver was injured in the horrific-looking crash that sent Dixon’s Dallara airborn and left it missing all but one wheel and most of its rear-end.  In all, a quarter of the race’s laps (50) were run under caution.  Yet raindrops held off until well after the event’s three hour and thirteen minute conclusion, and fans had left the historic speedway.  Cool temperatures led to fast lap times at the famed oval, with the quickest one turned by Sato on lap 150, at 226.19 miles per hour.  There were thirty-five lead changes, which made for an exciting day for race fans at 16th and Georgetown.Despite not having won an IndyCar Series race in three years, Helio Castroneves now sits at first in the season championship points.  Second place (11 points back) is a 3-way tie between Simon Pagenaud, Takuma Sato, and Scott Dixon.2017 Indianapolis 500 Winner, Takuma Sato.last_img read more

Mahindra set for SA expansion

first_img14 March 2007After just over two years of doing business in South Africa, Indian vehicle manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra has set its sights on expanding its dealership network, available models and sectors it competes in.According to Business Report, Mahindra, a US$4-billion company, has identified Africa as a key future market, and sees South Africa as an entry point into sub-Saharan Africa.The company is already selling more than 4 000 vehicles a year in SA, its range including the Scorpio sports utility vehicle and Bolero pickup truck. Now it is eying the country’s commercial vehicle market and agricultural sector, stating that it will sell tractors, trucks and tractor-trailers from May onwards.Speaking to Business Report last month, Mahindra South Africa’s chief executive officer Vijay Nakra said the company would launch a range of 30- to 80-horsepower tractors at the 2007 Nampo Agricultural Trade Show in Bothaville, the largest of its kind on the continent.Nakra said the company would be targeting farmers looking for smaller, more competitively priced tractors.“We believe the proposition we are talking about will take about 12 to 18 months to at least gain visibility. But I’m not able to talk about volumes and market share. We believe we’ll be able to gain a significant presence,” he said.Mahindra will also have a commercial vehicle range, with models ranging from a 3.5-ton medium commercial truck to tractor-trailers and even a 15- to 30-seater minibus.“Our approach is not to bring in a product specifically for the taxi market,” Nakra told Business Report. “We’re bringing in a people mover, and one of the segments in that market is the taxi market.”A Mahindra team from India will also come to South Africa in the near future to meet with domestic component manufacturers, as the company conducts a feasibility study into sourcing spares locally. The study is expected to take at least four months.“What we are looking at from at parent company level is to source globally competitive automotive parts from South Africa,” Nakra said. “It is not based primarily on earning motor industry development programme export credits.”According to Business Report, Mahindra SA would consider setting up South African operations once their sales reached between 600 and 700 units a month. It sold 340 vehicles in January.Mahindra are also looking into opportunities in various sectors in South Africa, through their subsidiaries. These include Club Mahindra, a time-share company, Tech Mahindra, which supplies telecommunications software solutions, and Mahindra Finance.“We’re looking forward to the future and the plans we have for this market,” Nakra said.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Soweto housing market soars

first_imgTamara O’ReillySoweto is chiefly known for its role in the country’s anti-apartheid movement but with the developments taking place there having a ripple effect, it’s also making a name for itself as the township with the most expensive properties.The price of residential properties in Soweto appears to be playing catch-up to the rest of South Africa, having only begun accelerating in 2005. Property prices in townships were rising less sharply than property prices in the suburbs because of concerns over crime, people’s reluctance to buy and the lack of amenities such as shopping malls and banks to support a middle-class lifestyle.With all the roads tarred two years ago, street lighting in place, people paying more attention to aesthetics of the area and of course mall mania having hit Soweto with the opening late last year of the Maponya Mall, it’s no wonder that both residents and those from outside the township are looking to buy here.This boom is evident in areas of Soweto such as Protea North, Diepkloof and Diepkloof Extension, where properties are trading at nearly double those in Khayelitsha and Langa townships in Cape Town.Township properties have an average of seven potential buyers, according to First National Bank’s Property Barometer for the third quarter of 2007, which is based on the perceptions and expectations of estate agents. The Barometer notes that it takes around three weeks to close a deal in Soweto suburbs. In formerly white suburbs of Johannesburg it takes on average three months before a property is sold.AffordabilityThe survey also reveals that while affordability was important, factors such as the lower charges for rates, lights and water in the township compared to more affluent areas of Johannesburg also influenced buyers. Many people also felt attachment to the area, having grown up there and being familiar with the environment.Rising disposable income due in part to tax cuts, low inflation and the growth of the black middle class has ensured that there are now more individuals in income brackets that banks are comfortable with, and they are more willing to finance home purchases.It was also found that about 94 percent of sellers in the Johannesburg townships achieved their asking prices, compared with only 47 percent in other areas, including the most affluent suburbs to the North, such as Sandton and Illovo.John Loos, property strategist at First National Bank, said other factors influencing this trend included rapid economic growth, which was boosting township purchasing power, and a shortage of property stock coming onto the township markets.“Through the main part of the property boom, a lot of developments were focused on the higher end of the market and in the traditional suburbs. Many of the upwardly mobile township residents moved into the more affordable former white areas.“These more affordable former white areas are becoming less affordable because of rising prices and as a result, the township markets, typically far more affordable, are becoming more appealing to some,” said Loos.Useful linksSoweto Tarred roads lead to investmentFirst National BankProperties in Sowetolast_img read more

Young people must be empowered to drive South Africa’s development

first_imgThe recently held elections in South Africa once again shone a spotlight on the importance of active citizenry, pride and patriotism in our country and its heritage as well as an indomitable our hope for a better future.For many of our youth who were born during the two decades of democratic freedom in our country, the elections provided a powerful reminder of how citizens can pool their collective power to make a difference to our country.  We ourselves own the power to build the South Africa we want to see by 2030.Young people are a critical force in this.  You have the enthusiasm, vibrancy, courage and spirit to do things differently, to make changes that will bring a better life for the millions of our people.Is it any wonder that many of the innovations we most enjoy in our lives were spearheaded by young people and it is these individuals that continue to inspire us – young and old alike.  People like Steve Jobs who inspired the Apple revolution throughout the world.In South Africa we have people like Mandla Maseko who will be the first black South African astronaut and Siya Xuza who has had a minor planet named after him by NASA based on his ground breaking work.  A little piece of South Africa lives in space through the planet named Siyaxuza.We may not know what active citizenship is as a concept but when we look at people like Siya Xuza and Mandla Maseko, we realise that the meaning does not matter.  What matters is that these inspiring young people have done what they could, when they could with the resources they could!  They were excellent at what they needed to do in their respective fields and soon enough, they received the recognition and accolades that they deserved.  However, this is not the end for them.  We will yet hear of their contributions to South Africa in particular and the world in general.This is the spirit that must drive the implementation of the National Development Plan which recognises the role young people can and must play in South Africa’s development.Recognising that we have a rapidly urbanising and increasingly youthful population, the NDP or Vision 2030, presents an unprecedented opportunity to harness the talent, passion and energy of the youth to help boost economic growth and development in the country.  By being innovative and creative in how we do this, we will be able to ensure the gainful employment of our young people.The NDP recognizes that all too often young people bear the brunt of unemployment, and as a result, the NDP has adopted a “youth lens” in preparing its proposals to help young people become active, contributing citizens moving forward.The implementation of the NDP will see young people receiving quality education – particularly around maths and science programmes, skills transfer and training.  Government will be expected to play its part by ensuring adequate teacher training as well as enabling infrastructure for schools and tertiary institutions.  Communities and civil society are expected to play their part by developing programmes, together the relevant institutions, to provide life-skills and entrepreneurship training.  Organised business is expected to expand learnerships, comply the tax incentives to support the employment of young people and create formalised graduate recruitment schemes.  The implementation of the NDP will see South Africa become a nation that collectively cares for its young people as envisaged by President Mandela.  The soul of our nation will be carried by productive and engaged young people.Ultimately, the National Development Plan must result in a more united, cohesive society – the words unity in diversity must extend beyond the pages on which I write them.To achieve this, we must all play our part in our individual spaces.  We must each do what we can, where we can, when we can to make our homes, communities and country, safer, happier, prosperous and fulfilled.  I urge each of you reading these words to give them life by going into your community to see what you can do to make someone else’s life slightly brighter.  South Africa has many social and economic challenges.  The National Development Plan clearly recognises this.The Plan also identifies the required interventions that must be taken to address these challenges sustainably and durably.  We cannot and must not be grappling with these 20 years from now.  The year in which we celebrate 20 years of democracy must be remembered in history as the year in which South Africa collectively – you and I included – decided to do things differently to grow our country.  We must begin by prioritising the growth and development of our children, our young people.  They are our greatest legacy.Ms Wendy Tlou is Director: Strategic Marketing and Communication at Brand South Africa{loadposition press_release}last_img read more

New Record: US Internet Users Watched 21.4 Billion Videos in July

first_imgfrederic lardinois July turned out to be the biggest month for watching Internet video yet. According to comScore, Internet users in the US watched 21.4 billion videos in July, up 88% from last year. Google’s YouTube streamed 9 billion of these videos, followed by video sites from Viacom and Microsoft. In terms of unique users, YouTube gets only twice as many visitors as Microsoft’s video sites. On YouTube, however, people watched an average of 74 videos in July, while they watched only around 10 videos on Microsoft’s sites and 19 on Viacom’s online video properties.Online video has come a long way since the days of postage stamp-sized clips in a RealPlayer embed. In July, the average online video viewer watched 8.3 hours of video, up from 7.6 hours in June. Overall, 81% of the US Internet audience watched online video last month.In total, the average viewer watched about 135 video clips. While full-length shows are becoming more popular, it is still important to note that the average video is only 3.7 minutes long. Hulu, which focuses on full-length TV shows, also recorded its best month yet, with 457 million views.Another Record-Breaking MonthJune, according to comScore, already broke most records, but at that time, the company credited the surge to the large number of high-profile events (including the death of Michael Jackson and the elections in Iran). ComScore argues that TV viewers are turning to the Internet right now because most of the shows on TV are currently on summer hiatus. While this probably plays some role in this current growth in interest in online video, we would also argue that a lot of viewers are simply changing their viewing habits and have moved away from watching shows on traditional TV and cable networks. Instead, they are watching popular clips on YouTube and full-length shows on Hulu. Related Posts Tags:#NYT#Video Services#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

5 International Travel Tips for Filmmakers and Videographers

first_imgHere are five pieces of advice for managing gear — and yourself — when traveling internationally for a shoot.Traveling internationally is stressful enough. Passports, visas, even the proper toiletries in the proper toiletry-sized bag can all be causes of stress when you’re in that mile-long security checkpoint line. Foreign languages, jet lag, customs, getting directions in a new city with a different culture — it can make your head spin.Add prepping for your international production to that, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. After my year on the road, I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks for any international shoot. Hopefully, these make the trip a little smoother — turbulence aside.1.Travel LightImage via Shutterstock.This seems obvious, but it’s easy to overpack. With skyrocketing baggage fees, most of us cannot afford to not travel light. This means you must only bring your absolute essentials. And if you can afford it or plan to travel a lot, invest in lightweight or easily compacted gear.To see my recommendations, check out “The Lightweight International Packing List,” also featured at PremiumBeat.2. Carry OnImage via Lowepro.Never, ever “check” your essentials. Yes, I realize I just told you we are only packing the “essentials,” but strip that down even further to the bare minimum of what you absolutely cannot live without if something were to go awry with your checked baggage. And yes, that will eventually happen if you travel a lot — especially when flying on smaller foreign airlines or with multiple layovers.This means utilizing that carry-on bag to the max. Carry on your camera, batteries, media, hard drives, audio, lenses, and (ideally) a small handheld rig broken down to fit. That might seem like a lot to cram into an overhead-friendly roller bag, but trust me — with enough time and practice, it is possible.That way, if worst comes to worst, you know you can get scrappy and make your shoot work until the remainder of your gear arrives. If you’re flying halfway across the world for only a short amount of time, you absolutely cannot afford to lose even a day of shooting because a bag did not arrive.3. The Buddy System
Image via Shutterstock.Another way to conquer the “no-check” rule is to use every member of your crew. On the three-to-five-person documentary teams I frequently travel with, we usually break up the “one carry-on per person” count into a couple of Lowepros and a tripod bag. Since we travel together often, it’s easy for us to utilize space in the roller bags by separating and mixing gear packages to maximize space.As for the tripod bag, you can fit a small video tripod, backpack slider, two monopods, and your boom pole into this one bag (trust me — I’ve done it!). It’s a bit of a Tetris game, but the trick is to remove the head on the tripod and slider and check them in your larger bag. If for some reason your checked bag doesn’t arrive with the tripod head, you still have two monopods to cover your first few days of shooting.4. SpreadsheetsTo keep track of which gear is in which bag, I recommend creating a spreadsheet. After twenty+ hours in the air, your jetlagged brain will thank you for any preproduction that spares you extra stress while building out a camera on zero hours of sleep in a completely different timezone.My packing routine is to start with a complete inventory of all my usual gear. I make a copy of this base list, then make any changes specific to this current trip’s needs. I then organize the list by bag so I can reference that quickly when looking for something in country.Build out your package completely before you pack it to make sure you’re not forgetting anything. Then, of course, double check that all the gear is in fact packed and ready to go. It seems tedious, but it is crucial to make sure you are not forgetting any little piece. Trying to track down a 1/4-20 screw in rural Angola is, quite frankly, completely impossible.The same goes for repacking when you’re returning home. You’ll be tired, so relying on a system to repack reduces the likelihood of forgetting something. 5. Keep It Casual and Incognito
This is not always necessary, depending on where you are headed, but sometimes shooting remote can also mean shooting in places where media teams are less welcome. If that is the case for you, I have a few recommendations.Pack your gear in bags that don’t look like camera bags. I recommend something like the Lowepro as your roller board in disguise, and we use a large, black Temba case for our checked luggage. It is just as protective as a pelican case, but it doesn’t draw the same amount of attention.I also recommend this approach while on the ground shooting. Do your best to look like a local. Obviously, if you’re a skinny white girl traveling through Africa, this will be more difficult. But dress both practically and respectably. Don’t assume just because you are in remote or developing countries that you won’t want to seem presentable. If you’re dressed like Indiana Jones in your safari hat and pants, you’ll definitely stand out even more than you already do. And shooting documentaries demands we disappear behind our subjects as much as possible. You’re also less likely to get targeted for theft or unwanted attention if you follow these rules.Often, you can fly under the radar if you claim to just be a tourist with a super-expensive filmmaking hobby. But if you aren’t comfortable doing so, double check that you have all the appropriate visas for working in country, even if just for a temporary shoot.Do you have advice for shooting internationally? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Booking a Container as Easy as Booking a Flight Ticket

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Danish shipping and logistics major A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S has introduced instant booking confirmation for containers, slashing waiting times for container bookings.The company said the move was aimed at eliminating waiting times, as the delay in booking confirmation, which has now been reduced from up to two hours to a few seconds, triggers uncertainty and extra workloads in managing supply chains for customers.“We are now making it as easy for our customers to book a container as booking a flight ticket. Instant booking confirmation makes it faster, easier and simpler for our customers to interact with Maersk. It is a milestone for the entire industry and a concrete example of how we are bringing our strategy to life when we improve the customer experience through seamless digital offerings,” says Vincent Clerc, Chief Commercial Officer, A.P. Moller – Maersk.Maersk said that the new solution provides greater visibility of sailing options with available vessel space, a list of depots with empty containers to choose from and a choice of relevant value adding services. It also ensures that a booking will not be cancelled at a later stage.“Due to e.g. lack of vessel space or equipment availability, around 10% of bookings placed in Maersk’s systems were previously either rejected or confirmed for an alternative sailing, often spurring customers to follow up with questions and requests for changes. Such follow-up inquiries have accounted for 15% of all Maersk customer service calls and chats – and close to 200,000 emails every month,” the company explained.The solution can be accessed through the online booking modules of the Maersk Line, SeaLand and Safmarine brands, covering dry cargo shipments. Refrigerated cargo, dangerous cargo (IMDG) and inland container yards are expected to be added during 2019. The instant booking confirmation is also available via the Maersk App.last_img read more