Kinder Morgan CEO says recent events confirm Trans Mountain may be untenable

first_imgPrime Minister Justin Trudeau flew back to Ottawa last Sunday to meet with both premiers to try solve the impasse, but the meeting ended with no clear resolution.Trudeau said after the meeting that the federal government was prepared to financially back the pipeline, and he had directed Finance Minister Bill Morneau to sit down with the company to discuss the matter.Kean confirmed on the call that discussions have begun, but said he was not going to make any details public until a definitive agreement has been reached or the discussions have ended.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) CALGARY, A.B. – The CEO of Kinder Morgan says events in recent days have reinforced his concerns about the viability of the Trans Mountain expansion project.Speaking on an earnings conference call, Steve Kean said the company suspended work on the project earlier this month because the investment may be “untenable for a private party to undertake,” and that events in recent days have “confirmed” those views.The political wrangling around the project has significantly escalated since Kinder Morgan halted work, with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley pushing to restrict oil shipments to British Columbia while B.C. Premier John Horgan stands firm in his opposition to the project.last_img read more

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RBI to launch new Rs 20 notes this is what they look

first_imgThe Reserve Bank of India will soon be issuing new Rs 20 notes. The notes will come in a greenish yellow colour and will be a continuation of the Mahatma Gandhi series. The new notes will have a motif of Ellora Caves on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage, a press release by the RBI said. The new Rs 20 note will be launched in a greenish yellow colour. While the base colour of the note will have be Greenish Yellow, it will have “other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse”. At the same time, the press release also clarified that the previous banknotes in the denomination of Rs 20 issued by the RBI will continue to be legal tender. Apart from a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre of the note, it will also have the denominational numeral 20 written in Devnagari script. The new notes will also have the Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right, Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (20) watermarks, a number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side on the front. On the reverse, the notes will carry the year of printing on the left, the Swachh Bharat logo with the slogan, the customary language panel, and a motif of the Ellora caves.(Inputs from Hindustan Times)last_img read more

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More Chinese police arrive to serve with UN Mission in Haiti

13 April 2007The United Nations Mission for the Stabilization of Haiti (MINUSTAH) today announced the arrival of nearly 100 Chinese officers, including seven women, who are serving with a Formed Police Unit (FPU) in the Caribbean country. The United Nations Mission for the Stabilization of Haiti (MINUSTAH) today announced the arrival of nearly 100 Chinese officers, including seven women, who are serving with a Formed Police Unit (FPU) in the Caribbean country. The 95 new police, who joined a group of 30 FPU members of the same contingent that arrived last week on 4 April, brings the total number of Chinese officers in Haiti to 125. China has contributed more than 600 officers in Formed Police Units since the Mission was established in October 2004 after an insurgency forced then President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to go into exile. The latest contingent, replacing one which has rotated out, comes from Guandong Province. Prior to their deployment to Haiti, its members underwent a five-month training course covering language, shooting, driving and combat/defensive tactics. read more

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President visits Cuban Embassy to express condolences

The Cuban Ambassador Ms. Juana Elena Ramos Rodriguez, received the President when he arrived at the Embassy.President Sirisena expressed his condolences to the Cuban Ambassador passing away of this remarkable leader, and he also engaged in a cordial discussion with the Ambassador. President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Cuban Embassy in Colombo, today to express his condolences over the demise of Fidel Castro Ruz, former President of the Republic of Cuba and an iconic revolutionary of the twentieth century.The President signed the Book of Condolences opened at the Embassy.

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Liberia UN provides treats and encouragement to orphans at holiday celebration

Using end-of-the-year holidays as an occasion to help the local population, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia (UNMIL) organized a celebration for over 200 orphans, providing treats, entertainment and encouragement about their potential to become great adults.Hosted by UNMIL’s Public Information office, the festivities on Sunday featured football matches, sack races and a dance competition enjoyed by the boys and girls of the Bishop Judith Craig Children’s Village orphanage. A live band played contemporary African songs and Christmas carols during a show which also featured comedian George Boutini and a cultural group formed by the mission.Presenting gifts to the children, UNMIL Force Chief-of-Staff Brigadier-General Thommy Goransson said, “I am very happy be here to celebrate the holidays with future leaders of Liberia.” He told participating in the football game that he hoped “to see some of you playing one day for Liberia in the World Cup.” Lieutenant-Colonel Nick Kporku, who commands UNMIL’s Ghanaian battalion, said that his contingent was proud to be helping to move the peace process forward in Liberia. In addition to its own donations, the Ghanaian contingent distributed gifts from Worldvision-Ghana, a non-governmental organization (NGO).UNMIL Radio also donated books, T-shirts, footballs and baseball caps to the youngsters, whose cheerful demeanors were treasured by organizers. “The children’s smiles were a gift for all us in UNMIL Public Information,” said Russell Geekie, the mission’s Public Information Officer-in-Charge. During the programme, UNMIL teamed up with residents of the orphanage to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. The older girls of the orphanage prepared a drama about HIV/AIDS in Liberia. Oretha Juwle, from the UNMIL HIV/AIDS Unit, offered them age-appropriate information on the issue. read more

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Scientists Develop Fake Clouds to Shade World Cup

first_imgThe announcement of Qatar as the site of the 2022 World Cup has raised some temperature concerns for the summer tournament. FIFA president Sepp Blatter has suggested the possibility of moving the event to the winter, to cool things off a bit. But local scientists think they’ve developed a work around: fake clouds. Sceintists at Qatar University have developed solar powered “clouds” that will effectively air condition the stadium. The objects will be constructed out of carbon and will float with the help of helium. They will be operated via remote control. The date of the event is still, you know, up in the air, with FIFPro suggesting the move to winter, as it believes Qatar, “does not provide suitable conditions for a festival of football such as the World Cup”.last_img

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Heres What Happened Today Thursday

first_img Thursday 18 Apr 2019, 8:51 PM NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Mother Kafi holds her newborn baby at Dublin Zoo Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews/ie Short URL No Comments 13,489 Views Get our daily news round up: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the government has run into difficulties around legislating for exclusion zones at GP surgeries.AIB has been criticised after a student claimed staff made an assumption about her race.Tributes have been paid to Joe Nicholson, who manned the door at Dublin nightspot Whelan’s. Gardaí in Tipperary are seeking witnesses to a fatal crash between a truck and a car that happened near a Bulmers factory last night.Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has said that an Interim Report by the Commission of Investigation on Mother and Baby Homes has left him with “profound distress”.TD Peadar Tóibín said he felt “threatened” by a member of Sinn Féin’s political staff after he was told to leave his office.The NTA released a series of drawings which give an artist’s impression of what a number of the proposed MetroLink stations will look like.Police in Northern Ireland have identified 637 young people who were in the queue or car park ahead of a Cookstown disco in which three teenagers died in a St Patrick’s Day crush.THE WORLD center_img By Cónal Thomas Apr 18th 2019, 8:51 PM #MUELLER REPORT: The long-awaited report into Russian meddling in the 2016 US Presidential election was released. #NOTRE DAME: Police in Paris believe a short-circuit electrical fault was the likely cause of the fire at the famous gothic cathedral on Monday. #EXTINCTION REBELLION: Climate change activists brought London to a standstill for the fourth day running in demonstrations that have led to over 400 arrests.PARTING SHOT Following Monday’s fire at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Brooke Windsor took to Twitter to try track down this father and daughter whom she snapped one hour before the famous Gothic monument went up in flames. They’ve now been found. The search is over! The photo has reached the dad & family. He has chosen to remain anonymous in the wake of tragedy, and writes: “Thanks again for that beautiful photo, we will find a special place for it.” Thank you to everyone who has shared the picture and for your kind words— Brooke Windsor (@brookeawindsor) April 18, 2019 Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday The Mueller report, Peadar Tóibín and the MetroLink made headlines today. Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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TCIAA Preps for Official Opening of New Terminal

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Dec 2014 – While the Provo International Airport is coping with the crash and emergency landings on the tarmac, the building and premises is now being rushed to completion as the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority prepares for its official opening on the new terminal next week; just a few days before 2015 begins. The airport terminal which is now done with phase one of the redevelopment which started in late 2012 was touted to cost $10 million to expected to expand the terminal building from 51,462 to 92,321 square feet to accommodate around 500 thousand passengers annually. The transformed site boasts a contoured open air terminal, the country’s first flight information display system, domestic curbside check in and a dual level international departure lounge. These changes and the investment have not escaped criticisms though as some feel they cannot see where the money went, and others believe the expanded structure is already too small to accommodate the remarkable growth in tourism for the country. In Summer 2012 it was explained that the third and final phase will include the domestic departures and arrivals area, completion of car park and aesthetics, including water features. The Providenciales International Airport opening is set for December 29th, 2014. Related Items:official opening, provo international airport, Tciaa, turks and caicos airport authority Former Premier says PNP left plan for Salt Cay airport, but there is no evidence of the claim Airports Authority reveals sabotage at South Caicos Airport Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Recommended for youlast_img read more

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Camas takes state Knowledge Bowl again

first_imgThe Knowledge Bowl team from Camas High School won the state championship Saturday.Six students — Marcus Bintz, Evan Roche, Tim Grote, Noah Wachlin, Griffin King and Vaughn Okerlund — gave more correct answers in the interdisciplinary contest than any other group in the 3-A division, said Dale Croswell, the team’s coach.The contest requires teams to answer questions on a broad range of topics, including math, science, literature and history.This is the third year in a row that a Camas team has taken the state title in its division, Croswell said. This year’s team featured a whole new crop of students, as the previous winners all graduated in 2011, he said.The competition was held at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, just north of Everett. Eighteen teams competed in each division.last_img read more

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CTran to resume planning for CRC

first_imgThe C-Tran Board of Directors on Tuesday authorized the transit agency to resume work on the Columbia River Crossing, putting one of the once-dead project’s local sponsors back at the table.C-Tran staff will quickly evaluate and draft agreements to work with TriMet on an Interstate 5 Bridge replacement. C-Tran Executive Director Jeff Hamm said the agency also plans to draft a plan to pay for operating light rail in Vancouver — one of the key financial questions still surrounding the project.C-Tran hasn’t worked on the CRC in earnest since July, when it received a stop-work order from project leaders. The notification came days after the Washington Legislature adjourned without committing any money to the project, and essentially severed ties on the project between the Washington State Department of Transportation and CRC partners including C-Tran.The proposed I-5 Bridge replacement with light rail has re-emerged recently as a pared-down $2.75 billion effort with Oregon solely at the helm. Tuesday’s vote essentially resumes work on the project “under a new setting and a new leadership,” Hamm said.The authorization was floated by Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt, who sent the full resolution to C-Tran staff earlier Tuesday. It passed by a 6-3 vote, with Clark County commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke, and Battle Ground City Councilor Bill Ganley voting no.last_img read more

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Duo scopes out Miami home caught on camera

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Two men were caught on camera casing a house in Miami.According to surveillance footage, one of the men had a gun and stood by the door while the other peered through a window on the patio.They tried to enter through the door, but when they heard the police arriving on the scene, they took off.The crime happened on Aug. 14 at a house along 47th Street and Northeast Miami Court.If you have information about this, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS Openings Still Available For Tiny Tots Kids Club Tennis

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Have you figured out what your child will do once school is out? The Wilmington Recreation Department has great options to kick off your summer!The Skyhawks ‘Tiny Hawks’ program (age 3 & 4) introduces children to beginning basketball and soccer skills. This program will meet Mon. – Fri., 6/25 – 6/29, 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Start their mornings off right with some exercise and fun! Cost is $52.There are still limited openings in both Tiny Tots (age 4 & 5) as well as Kids Club (age 7 & 8) for Session I (6/26 – 7/13, no 7/4). The children will find that each day has a different featured activity, and each session includes a field trip! This program is held from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Mondays – Fridays. Cost is $180 per session.Top Secret Science is a popular program where children will explore up to 20 weird and wacky hands-on experiments about chemistry, light and sound, magnetism, astronomy and more. Plus, they will get to take up at least 10 different projects. This program is offered to children entering grades 1 – 5 and meets Mon. – Fri., 6/25 – 6/29 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost is $98.The Morning Tennis Clinics taught by Skyhawks’ Sports Academy is also scheduled to run Mon. – Fri. 6/25 – 6/29. These clinics will teach the basic skills needed for the beginning tennis player. Ages 4 – 5 meet from 9 – 10 a.m.; ages 6 – 8 meet from 10 – 11 a.m.; ages 9 – 12 meet from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost is $60.To register, visit, call 978-658-4270, or stop by Town Hall, Room 8, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington Recreation Department.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Registration Now Open For SNL Flag Football & Rec BasketballIn “Community”WILMINGTON RECREATION: Concerts, Trips & Youth Programs Were Huge Hits This SummerIn “Community”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Recreation Department Hiring Tiny Tots & Kids Club Program Leaders This SummerIn “Government”last_img read more

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Sludge scum and grit take toll on Sitkas aging wastewater facility

first_imgBoth the interior and exterior of Sitka’s wastewater treatment plant are in need of a revamp after environmental factors caused deterioration. (Photo by Katherine Rose/KCAW)In the Disney classic “Finding Nemo,” a clownfish escapes the clutches of a dangerous child by flinging itself into a sink. Washed down the drain, his aquarium buddies wave goodbye, but they’re not worried. All drains lead to the ocean, after all, right?Well, in Sitka that’s true. But first they lead to the wastewater treatment plant.“So that’s your raw wastewater. And this is what I would call a low-flow time of day,” said Shilo Williams, environmental superintendent for the City and Borough of Sitka, as she strolled through Sitka’s wastewater treatment plant.The plant is a huge building on Japonski Island, and it houses some of the biggest infrastructure in Sitka. Williams and her team deal with the three key stages of waste: sludge, scum and grit. Oh, and all of the detritus they capture that Sitkans shouldn’t flush.“This rack that you see right there?” Williams said, pointing to a grate that a small river of raw wastewater runs through as it enters the plant. “That’s a bar screen. What we’re collecting there are all of those things that people shouldn’t flush.”Williams said things like flushable wipes and feminine hygiene products are common catches.“We have to actually manually rake that every single day.”Raw wastewater enters the treatment facility. The water is strained through a rack first, to catch any “non-flushables.” (Photo by Katherine Rose/KCAW)After they strain all of the big junk out of the raw wastewater, they slow down the water, separating the heavy grit. Then the water is pumped to clarifiers — big pools where the “sludge” settles to the bottom and the “scum” is scraped off the top. The remaining water is pumped back into the ocean. Then the sludge goes to the “thickening” room.“This is one of the stinkier areas of the treatment plant,” Williams said as she walked over to a big circular tank where they remove more water from the sludge.After the thickening process is complete, they pump the dehydrated sludge to the “belt filter press.” Williams said they run the press once a week“What happens is literally squishing the sludge and getting all the water out,” Williams said. “One final squish right here and it’s going to fall into this hopper.”Then that dehydrated, flattened and rolled-up sludge is doused with lime and dropped 20 feet into a big box that they roll out to the landfill once a week.Each piece of equipment involved in the process is huge, expensive and aging. But it’s the more invisible parts of the wastewater treatment plant that Williams said are in desperate need of an upgrade: the ventilation system and key electrical wiring that powers all of the systems. Here’s why: Waste produces a gas called hydrogen sulfide, and hydrogen sulfide is highly corrosive.Back in her office, Williams keeps a science experiment on her desk to show just how corrosive the environment is.“This is the money that was in my desk drawer here,” Williams said as she held out a handful of blackened pennies and half dollars. “You can see a lot of it is unrecognizable, due to the corrosive environment.”She took out a piece of copper pipe that she pulled out of the ground in last September. She said it was shiny several months ago, but it’s unrecognizable as copper today.Williams said the ventilation system has been funneling some gases from the treatment plant back into their office space, making a lot of office equipment obsolete fast. Computers have to be encased in protective gear. Lab equipment has a shorter shelf life. And they have to use home printers instead of expensive, heavy-duty office printers, because they break so often.“Some of them will last a few months,” Williams said. “Mine I think I’ve had for about eight months. It doesn’t always function.”Williams said she and staff often blame the “wastewater gremlins” when a piece of office equipment suddenly stops working.It doesn’t just impact the hardware. Williams said it affects humans too. Worst case scenario, hydrogen sulfide exposure can be deadly. She said the levels aren’t that bad, but they’re noticeable, often causing nausea, along with burning of the throat and eyes.But the project to revamp the wastewater treatment plant is costly. When speaking to the Sitka Assembly last month, it was clear that in order to fund the $10 million dollar project, the Assembly would be required to move ahead with a plan to raise rates. But Assembly member Aaron Bean wondered if they couldn’t figure out a way to patch things up at the plant without spending so much money.“We need to do what we have to do to make what we have work. If we’re making the environment safe, that should be an alternative. It shouldn’t be, ‘Bulldoze it and replace it,’ is my point.”Sitka Public Works Director Michael Harmon said they’d already figured out how to make the project as cost-efficient as possible.“This is by no means bulldozing the project and starting over. You’d be looking at probably 60 million (dollars) to do that,” he said.Williams said it isn’t about making the plant glamorous — just safe.“The wastewater plant isn’t ever going to smell pretty, because it is a wastewater plant. But it will be much better. It won’t be as terrible as it is now.”Just like the filter in Nemo’s scuzzy aquarium, Williams hopes the renovations will help the wastewater team continue to keep Sitka’s scum and sludge and grit at bay.last_img read more

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first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | March 02, 2011 New Survey Shows Shifts in Hospital Construction Projects Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read morecenter_img The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Related Content News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more March 2, 2011 – America’s hospitals and health systems are focusing more on renovation or expansion than new construction, according to a survey from Health Facilities Management magazine and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE). In fact, renovation or expansion accounted for 73 percent of construction projects at hospitals responding to the survey. The findings show that hospitals have been working to update or replace their infrastructure to better serve patients and help transition to greater use of information technology (IT). In addition, hospitals are focusing on being environmental stewards through greater use of “green” construction. Overall, slightly more than one in four respondents (26.1 percent) reported that their organizations have building projects currently under construction. About 15 percent of this total involved new construction, 11.6 percent involved replacement facilities and the remainder covered expansion and renovation. In this latter category, many of the additions or modernization projects were for emergency departments, imaging, surgery areas or cancer centers.“There’s a lot of ambiguity out there,” said George A. Smith, CHFM, SASHE, 2011 ASHE president and interim vice president of supply chain/clinical engineering at Catholic Health Initiatives in Hilliard, Ohio. “As we look towards the future, everybody’s trying to figure it out, but nobody knows how it will all play out.” While the construction increases aren’t dramatic, experts say there’s a clear shift in priorities to more emphasis on IT and other infrastructure improvements. More than one out of four hospitals were building service systems to accommodate the needs of electronic health records. A third of the 598 responding hospitals reported that they were replacing or upgrading their air handlers or ventilation systems, and one in five was upgrading a data center or planning to.Survey data confirmed this trend and illustrated the continuing move by hospitals to add features that satisfy patients and families, while providing high quality care. Wireless technologies, in particular, are getting attention. Individual room temperature controls and educational systems each are being incorporated into about a third or more of new rooms.Elsewhere, hospitals and health systems are focusing on making their building projects more environmentally friendly. More than two out of three respondents said they are specifying so-called “green” materials in most or all of their construction projects. About 60 percent of respondents also said their organization evaluates the cost/benefit of green construction methods for building projects.The gradual improvement in the hospital construction market comes after a steep downturn that accompanied the nation’s deep recession in 2009, which was only a year removed from health care’s high-water mark in construction in 2008. Hospitals able to pursue construction and renovation projects are cautious in light of a changing economic and healthcare landscape. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

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Thai Airways operates first biofuels flight

first_imgThai Airways set to be the first in Asia to fly passengers using biofuels Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P Leading the way in green travel, Thai Airways (THAI) is set to be the first airline in Asia to operate a commercial flight using biofuels.Thai Airways has announced it will operate its inaugural biofuels flight, TG8421 on 21 December 2011, utilizing Boeing 777-200 aircraft.On the following day, 22 December, Thai Airways will operate its first passenger biofuels flight in Asia, flight TG104 from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, carrying a total of 100 students and professors.Thai Airways President Piyasvasti Amranand said the green initiative is in support of the airlines Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program which is in line with His Majesty the King’s vision of creating sustainable and renewable energy.According to the airline, the decision to operate a commercial flight using bio jet fuel is one way it can help reduce global warming and carbon dioxide emissions.The airline claims it is revolutionizing the use of bio jet fuel in Asia and Southeast Asia, which it hopes will kick start other carrier in the region to follow suit.Thai Airways has received total support by petroleum producers, research firms, educational institutions, aircraft and engine manufactures as well as government agencies affiliated with the aviation industry to develop bio fuel for aviation in Thailand.Revenue from the first passenger flight will go toward further developing renewable energy in Thailand.last_img read more

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Minn. a farm and resort town in the state’s lake country His father Dave was a fisheries specialist with the state Department of Natural Resources and his mother Cheryl was a teacherCheryl was the daughter of farmers Harry and Ellen Westberg who lived on a farm near Hoffman a town of 700 in central Minnesota Andrew Barsness sometimes visited his grandparents’ farm but had no intention of ever taking over the operation which has 270 tillable acresBut that began to change in 2010 after the death of his grandparents who had continued to operate the farm Barsness — undecided what to do in life — was encouraged to try farming and he agreed starting out with 60 acres of soybeans in 2011 Beans and corn common across Minnesota are the dominant rotational crops in the Hoffman areaCheryl Barsness who had retired from teaching taught Andrew how to drive a tractor fix equipment and other ag basics "She was such a big help" as were his grandfather’s notes and neighborly advice Andrew saidEven so most of what he knows about farming today came from figuring out things on his own he saidCheryl said she’s pleased that her son is farming and respects how hard he’s worked and how much he’s learnedAndrew now 27 found that he enjoyed all aspects of farming and decided to make it a career That led him to earn a degree in farm and ranch management from the University of Minnesota Crookston in 2015This is the third year that Andrew has farmed on his own He rents the land from family members"It’s really nice that he’s there and farming And it makes him so happy to be farming and we’re happy for him" Cheryl saidOrganic expansionThe farm’s relatively small size would make it difficult for Barsness to earn a living through conventional agriculture so he raises organic crops which typically fetch a higher price than conventionally grown ones For example organic soybeans now sell for between $20 to $30 per bushel compared with $9 to $10 per bushel for conventional soybeans he said"Organic is a lot more profitable" albeit with greater challenges in controlling weeds among other things he saidBarsness is optimistic he’ll finish in the black "just barely" this crop seasonOrganic also appeals to him because he prefers "the natural approach" he saidBarsness stresses that he’s not opposed to conventional crops and that "I’m hesitant to declare organic is better morally I know there’s a lot of controversy surrounding GMOs and chemicals but I just haven’t done enough research (to reach a conclusion)"Barsness is transitioning his farm to certified organic He began the 36-month process two years ago and expects to complete it next year allowing him to market his 2018 crop as certified organicThough he’s growing only soybeans this year he plans to raise other organic crops in the future Organic farmers use diverse crop rotations to control weeds and insects and to improve soil healthBarsness expects to add organic small grains which he would sell to brewing companies for use in the burgeoning craft beer industryHe’s also interested in raising and selling organic hops for use in craft beer Hops would require a big commitment both in money and time howeverHis future could include farming the remaining 110 acres of his family’s 270-acre farm in addition to the 160 acres he farms now Those 110 acres currently are rented to other farmersMore young farmersBy all accounts the number of young farmers though low is growing That reflects tough times in agriculture in the 1990s and early 2000s which discouraged would-be young farmers then and kept farms in the hands of older operations Now the delayed "generational turn" is picking up with ag producers in their 60s and 70s finally transferring their farms to young farmersOne sign of that: The US Department of Agriculture’s 2012 Census of Agriculture which provides the most reliable statistics available found that farmers aged 25 to 34 with fewer than 10 years on the farm accounted for 171 percent of all principal US farmers up from 135 percent in 2007The 2017 census conducted this summer is expected to show a further increase"There are more young farmers now than there were a few years ago" Barsness saidHe offers this respectful suggestion to established farmers who will sell or downsize their operations in the next few years:"If you’re looking to sell or rent your land it would be nice if you’d consider a young farmer" he said He also encourages older farmers to consider partnership with young producers or serve as mentorsThere’s a "natural tendency to doubt the abilities of young people who might do things a little differently or are entering a new industry" Barsness said noting he falls into both categories"But give us a chance Farming is important to us too"Mentors and moreAll farmers and ranchers face challenges But ag producers just starting out can encounter particularly daunting obstaclesFinding a mentor — an experienced established operator who provides personal advice — can help be a huge 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