BSMA: Trinity Site Myths & Things You Might Not Know

first_imgJim Eckles leading a tour at the Trinity Site, will speak on the subject at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. Courtesy/BSMA BSMA News:The basic events of Trinity Site, where the first atomic bomb was tested on July 16, 1945, have been told and retold in dozens upon dozens of books, articles and television features.Jim Eckles also has written about Trinity Site but has the perspective of conducting innumerable tours of the site and meeting veterans of the test since 1977.  He will explain that the dunes at White Sands National Monument were NOT bleached by the atomic blast, that the soldiers at Base Camp did play polo, how Lieutenant Bush was blown over by the blast, and much more.Did you know the bomb’s plutonium core weighed about 13.5 pounds and only 20 percent of it was turned into energy – equal to 42 million pounds of TNT?Eckles’ presentation will be light and fast and begins at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 in the Bradbury Science Museum Theater, prior to the Gadgets Gift Shop Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening. He will be available afterward to sign books.To learn more about the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA), click here.last_img read more

100+ Women Who Care Donates To PEEC

first_imgEnterprise Bank & Trust Los Alamos Market President Liddie Martinez, right, speaks to the crowd gathered for the 100+ Women Who Care – Los Alamos meeting Thursday at Cottonwood on the Greens. EB&T sponsored the event. Photo by Kristen Carmichael From left, EB&T Los Alamos Market President Liddie Martinez, PEEC Executive Director Katie Bruell and parent Desta Parkinson with her children McKindrey, 7, and Calise, 5, who helped Bruell deliver the evening’s winning presentation. Photo by Kristen CarmichaelStaff ReportThe local charitable organization “100+ Women Who Care – Los Alamos” held its first quarterly meeting of the year Thursday evening at Cottonwood on the Greens.Enterprise Bank & Trust sponsored the event, which included a delicious meal from the restaurant.The women heard three presentations from local nonprofits and selected the Pajarito Environmental Education Center that evening to receive their $3,300 donation.The funds will help PEEC’s Nature Playtime program, which provides an opportunity for toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers to explore the natural world at the Los Alamos Nature Center. PEEC is working to keep this program free and open to the community.The second quarterly meeting of 100+ Women Who Care will be sponsored by Los Alamos Medical Center May 7 at Cottonwood on the Greens.About 100+ Women Who Care – Los Alamos:The 100+ Women Who Care – Los Alamos organization was founded in 2015 by Carol A. Clark, Marvel Harrison, Kristy Ortega, Stephanie Garcia Richard and Deb Shelton.Women in the community are invited to become part of this charitable group geared to make a positive impact on those in need in the Los Alamos area, without the time-consuming effort typically associated with fundraising.The mission is to reach out and help the community by collecting contributions for local nonprofits. All organizations up for consideration are in the Los Alamos area. The idea is to keep it local and have an impact in this community.The groups meets four times per year and each member commits to donating $100 per meeting or commits as a team of two to four women to share the cost of that donation. To learn more, click here. Scene of 100+ Women Who Care – Los Alamos Thursday at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Kristen Carmichaelcenter_img Ruth Burns of the First Born Program of Los Alamos shares how First Born utilized the donation received from 100+ Women Who Care – Los Alamos at its quarterly meeting in November. Photo by Kristen Carmichaellast_img read more

Triathlon training Blog

first_imgYou’re probably wondering who we are? Well we’re three Olympic Triathlon prospects who are sponsored by ACIES, a leading proactive property and construction consultancy dedicated to providing innovative design and management solutions The team at ACIES are interested, and actively involved in triathlons and have asked us to share our knowledge of the sport to the industry – especially those taking part in this summer’s race. So we’ve teamed up with Property Week to provide as much help and support leading up to the event as we can.Over the next 5 weeks, we’ll provide you with all you need to know about the sport, top tips on everything from warming up to eating healthy. We’ll provide you with some expert advice on each of the legs and a training plan you can adapt to help you plan your time. We’ll also be on hand if you have any questions and can be contacted through our team at Acies. We will try to answer as many queries as we can, We will be taking part in July race and will be on hand all day for any last minute questions.Meet the expertsPhillip GravesHailing from York is 19 year old Phillip Graves. Training in and around the Yorkshire region Phillip began swimming at the tender age of three. At eight he caught the running bug and at thirteen got on his bike, after which time he combined his training to focus on the triathlon. To date his medal wins have consisted of the 2006 European Youth Relay Championships and last years Sid Standard Memorial Race.A single lad, he claims that hard core dance tunes can get him through even the most taxing training session and that bonking should be avoided at all costs! Yes, bonking, a condition when an athlete suddenly loses energy and becomes fatigued – minds out of the gutter please!His key tips for training? Keeping it consistent, if you stop for two weeks, then a lot of the previous work will be lost, according to Phillip, he also says it pays to train at your best possible pace at all times, and when you’re absolutely beat to put in an early session so it allows you to recover for the following day! Phillip gives the variety of scenery and locations as one of the reasons he loves competing in triathlons reflected by his favourite holiday destination – the west coast of Scotland. His ambition is to take home the coveted prize of an Olympic medal. Lois Rosindale Eighteen year old Lois Rosindale is from Leeds where she lives with her parents and sister. Lois has always been involved in sport and was a competing gymnast for several years until she became too tall forcing her to give up the bar in favour of the bike!She decided to take up the triathlon after being inspired by her neighbour but with no competitive running, cycling or swimming experience to count on she has had to become accomplished in all three sports which has proven to be a real challenge.To-date she has had no major wins in the triathlon but came second in the National Duathlon Championships in 2006 and also came third in last years European youth qualifying race. Her favourite movie is Dirty Dancing accompanied by her favourite grub – ice cream. She also enjoys eating out with friends and family and loves hitting London’s West End to take in a show.Lois’s tips for success are that you should always have self belief and remain resolutely fixed on your goal, even if you might struggle to reach it. She’s also recommends that remaining calm under pressure is a key part of the sport. If something should go wrong, her advice is to try to remain focused, as you can always make up time in another part of the competition.Her ambition is to be able to compete in the Olympics but right now she’s keeping everything crossed for an injury free year of training. Steven Worthington Steven Worthington is 22 years old and is from Lancaster. A student at Leeds Metropolitan University, Steve is studying for a masters in Sports Science Physiology. Steven, who has always been active, adopted the triathlon at eighteen owing to the challenging nature of the sport. Big medal wins include third place at the Royal Windsor Elite in 2007, third place at the London Duathlon Elite 2007 and second place in the National Aquathlon Championships 2007. Steven kicked off his 2008 race season with a convincing performance at the Muscles of Steel 10K race finishing in second place and beating off stiff competition.With an eclectic music taste and a love of pizza, Steven enjoys relaxing with his girlfriend and mates in his local. This summer he’s hoping to hit the Devon coast for a break – a favourite destination of his owing to the impressive beaches.Always up for a laugh, Steven says that although training can be tough and requires discipline the sight of a group of triathlete’s in full body neoprene and skin-tight lycra always brings a smile to his face!His top tips for success are being consistent, strategic and getting in tune with your body. He also says that planning your diet is imperative and as important as the training being undertaken. Steven also maintains that adequate recovery time after exercise or competition is also a must.The ultimate goal for Steven is an Olympic gold medal though until he reaches that prize he aims to push himself to his absolute limit in terms of training and competition. Top tips to getting startedTriathlons: A historyHow a triathlon worksThe rulesSwimmingCyclingRunningWarming up and warming downADDITIONAL TIPS & INFO TO BE INCLUDED OVER COMING WEEKSTraining planTop tips to healthy eating inc nutritionsTop tips to keeping hydratedTop tips to getting fitTop tips for the dayTop tips to keeping motivated – positive mental attitude Top TriathlonsAvoiding injuryWhat to/not to wear!Include a training videoInclude imageslast_img read more

Yara reviews position in Trinidad

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Linde showcases latest technology in cryo-freezers

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IIR publishes Informatory Note

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Shell Makes Case for 20GW of Dutch Offshore Wind by 2030

first_imgOil and gas major Royal Dutch Shell has called on the government of the Netherlands to increase its target for installed offshore wind capacity by 2030 to 20 gigawatts, Reuters reports.Shell said that the offshore wind industry needs to work on further lowering of the development costs, but the oil giant believes the Dutch government should come up with a policy to introduce further 10GW to 15GW of installed capacity to the 2030 target.Shell is part of a consortium which recently won the tender to build Borssele III and IV offshore wind farms in the Netherlands.The company has also recently announced plans to invest up to USD 1 billion a year in green energy by the end of the decade through its newly-established New Energies division.Back in December 2016, Shell entered into an offtake agreement for 100% of the power generated from the Egmond aan Zee offshore wind farm, the Netherlands’ first large-scale offshore wind farm, in which it holds a 50% stake.The oil major has also recently invested in Kite Power Systems (KPS), a UK start-up company developing high-altitude wind power generation technology, together with E.ON and Schlumberger.last_img read more

AirBridgeCargo Airlines launch thrice-weekly service

first_imgABC already operates routes from Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai to Russia and other major trade gateways in Europe. The new flights, starting August 19th 2011, will operate every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday on a routing from Maastricht and Amsterdam in the Netherlands through Yekaterinburg and Krasnoyarsk in Russia and onto Zhengzhou. Situated in north-central China, Zhengzhou is the capital and largest city of Henan province with a population of 8.6 million people. It serves as the political, economic, technological, and educational centre of the province and is also a major transportation hub for Central China.AirBridgeCargo expects a high proportion of its 112 tonnes capacity per flight from the Chinese city to be filled with high-tech cargoes from the large IT production plants in the region. ABC will feed cargo onto its flights to Zhengzhou from across Europe, using its existing road feeder network to deliver shipments to the Netherlands for flight departures from Maastricht and Amsterdam. Similarly, it will offer distribution to major points around Europe for incoming freight from China. Tatyana Arslanova, executive president of AirBridgeCargo Airlines, said: “The Chinese provinces are on the business radar of many airlines given their enormous market size and growth potential and AirBridgeCargo is no exception. We have all seen that 12th five-year development plan of China (2011-2015) which presupposes significant growth of many provinces and we want to ensure ABC is there in the centre of this development, building our presence and offering excellent air logistics solutions. The launch of three Boeing 747-400F flights per week from Zhengzhou reflects our confidence in the market and is part of our fleet and network development strategy for South East Asia.”last_img read more

Collett starts Clocaenog Forest deliveries

first_imgThe Vestas V105 turbine components are being transported from Ellesmere port to the project site. The wind farm will feature 27 turbines, each with a hub height of 92.5 m. Travelling the 70 mile (112.7 km) route through Chester, Wrexham, Llangollen, Corwen and Pentrefoelas, each of the turbine towers, blades and nacelles are being delivered to site in line with the construction schedule.Collett is responsible for all port handling as well as the heavy lift and transport operations. Deliveries are scheduled to run through to June 2019, with the wind farm scheduled for completion in October 2019. read more

Slaughter: further court closures will bring ‘chaos’

first_imgShadow justice minister Andy Slaughter has warned the government that a further round of court closures would be ‘reckless and chaotic’. Speculation is growing that the Ministry of Justice will soon announce at least 80 further court closures – mainly magistrates’ courts – to add to the 142 that have been culled since 2010. Last week it was confirmed that justice secretary Chris Grayling has agreed a further £680m budget cut for 2015/16 with chancellor George Osborne, on top of around £2bn savings made by 2015. Slaughter warned any widespread programme of court closures would mean ‘we will no longer have a local court system in this country’. He said: ‘The dislocation between justice and local communities will not only undermine confidence in our courts, but will cause many more cases to collapse as defendants and witnesses fail to attend, and magistrates are increasingly reluctant to serve at remote locations.’ Last week Grayling was heavily criticised after it emerged he is considering privatising the court system. Grayling denied he planned a ‘wholesale privatisation’ of the courts service after reports emerged that hedge funds and other investors may be encouraged to bid for contracts with the prospect of generous returns. A spokesman for the Law Society said the government should focus on improving the way courts are run inside the public sector rather than add to the profits of private operators.last_img read more