first_imgSetlist: The Werks At Newport Hall, Columbus, OH – 11/20/15One Set: Inside A Dream, Drop> Dream jam> Eminence Front, Onslaught> Find Your Way#, Give Or Take>$ Plain White Toast, Not Alone, Waiting RoomE: Dream On*Notes:# “Norwegian Wood” and “My Favorite Things” tease.$ First time played * with Brook Jordan on drums, Mihali Savoulidis on guitar, Dino and Gubb on double bass and Rob Chafin on vocals.Full gallery of photos can be seen below: Load remaining images Both The Werks and Twiddle have become something of a family unit on their current fall tour together, as the cleverly-named TWERK Tour has been something of a jam-packed nationwide celebration. The two groups continue to bring high-energy performances on a nightly basis, even on the final days of this extended run.Last night, November 20th, saw these two groups hit the Newport Hall in Columbus, OH. Timed with the release of The Werks’ new album, Inside A Dream, the band was firing on all cylinders. Of particular note was the “Dream On” encore, that saw both band share the stage. Having the doubled action of Twiddle and the Werks together is always a home run.Check out photos of the show below, courtesy of Phierce Photography:last_img read more

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first_imgThe University outlined plans for end of semester COVID-19 testing in an email sent to students Wednesday. Priority for testing appointments will go to students whose home address is in a state or country that requires a test for reentry based on the guidelines at the time.“Priority will be based on early November state and country requirements and a student’s home address in Banner,” the email said.The University will halt surveillance testing from Nov. 9 to Nov. 20 to allow for departure testing. During this time period, any student wishing to get a saliva-based test will be able to do so. Diagnostic testing will also continue during this time.In addition, students who live in an immediate household with an individual at high-risk for the virus should apply for an accommodation through Sara Bea by Oct. 23 to receive priority in scheduling a test, the email said.Tags: COVID testing, high risk, surveillance testinglast_img read more

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first_imgUK-based developer and builder of marine engines Rolls-Royce has signed a contract for the delivery of 12 azimuthing thrusters to Sanmar Shipyard in Turkey, with an option for additional 30 units.The azimuth thrusters from Rolls-Royce will provide propulsion for 6 tugboats, rising to 21 if the option is exercised. Each tugboat has a bollard pull of 60 to 80 metric tons.“This year we delivered our 150th thruster to Sanmar and the announcement of this further contract extends our long standing and continued cooperation,” Helge Gjerde, Rolls-Royce, President Commercial – Marine, said.The contracted thrusters will be delivered during 2016, to be installed on vessels for European and Middle East tug operators. The deliveries from Rolls-Royce include a thruster control system. Thrusters are manufactured at the company’s Rauma site in Finland.last_img read more

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first_imgIndonesia, together with the International Energy Agency (IEA), has launched a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Clean Energy at the opening of the Bali Clean Energy Forum last week.The Bali-based centre aims to provide world-leading research and development in renewable energy and energy efficiency.It is an integrated center for research, development of research results, education, and capacity building implementation.The centre will also serve to facilitate the investment in clean energy development with three main needs: information, technology, and financing.Sudirman Said, Indonesia’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, said: “CoE will become a connecting channel for national preparedness in realizing an energy system based on clean and sustainable energy sources, because it supports efforts to accelerate the development of renewable energy up to 23% in the composition of the national energy mix by 2025.“For a period of four years, the CoE will focus on supporting the efforts to support the development of the 35 GW electrification programs, of which 25% or about 8.8 GW will come from renewable energy.”Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director who co-hosted the event, added: “The IEA firmly believes that the global transition to a clean energy system requires a new era of collaboration, on a scale the world has never seen. The IEA’s partnership with the Indonesia Centre of Excellence is a great step forward in this direction.”More than 1,000 leaders from government, industry, research and development organizations gathered on February 11, 2015 for the Bali Clean Energy Forum, IEA’s press release reads.last_img read more

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first_imgEngie E&P Norge has awarded contracts for front end engineering and design (FEED) studies for modifications at the Gjøa platform in the North Sea to Kongsberg Maritime, Saipem and Hereema Marine Contractors.The modifications are part of the work being done to enable the Skarfjell-licence (PL418) to connect to the Engie E&P-operated Gjøa platform through a subsea solution. Wintershall Norway AS is the operator in the Skarfjell-licence.Kongsberg Maritime AS has been awarded a contract for FEED studies in connection with the modification and upgrading of control and safety systems on Gjøa for the tie-in of Skarfjell. The work has started and will be completed in August 2017.Saipem and Hereema Marine Contractors have been awarded contracts for the FEED studies related to offshore heavy lifting work. The scope covers two separate and parallel studies that will clarify the different options for safe and efficient lifting and installation of the Skarfjell-module on Gjøa. The work has started and will be completed in August 2017.“The contracts are central in preparing the Gjøa platform to be able to receive production from the Skarfjell-licence,” says head of development and non-operated ventures in ENGIE E&P Norge, Anne Botne. She adds:“The tie-in of Skarfjell production to Gjøa is in line with ENGIE E&P’s strategy to make Gjøa a hub for future fields in the area and to extend the lifetime of the Gjøa platform.”Gjøa is a semi-submersible production unit with high processing and export capacity. The platform is operated with power from shore through a 100 km long submarine cable from Mongstad. Gjøa was the fifth most productive field on the Norwegian continental shelf in 2016, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.Licence partners in PL153 Gjøa are: ENGIE E&P Norge AS (operator and 30%), Petoro AS (30%), Wintershall Norge AS (20%), Det Norske Shell (12%) and DEA Norge (8%).last_img read more

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first_imgTabloid ‘rent-a-gob’ columnist Katie Hopkins has been ordered to pay £24,000 in damages for libellous tweets in one of the first cases to define the new ‘serious harm’ threshold in defamation law.Ruling in Jack Monroe v Katie Hopkins today, Mr Justice Warby said that Twitter comments made by Hopkins about food writer Jack Monroe were defamatory and met the requirements of the 2013 Defamation Act.Warby ruled that the serious harm requirement is satisfied, ‘on the straightforward basis that the tweets complained of have a tendency to cause harm to this claimant’s reputation in the eyes of third parties, of a kind that would be serious for her’.Warby is the presiding judge of the new Media and Communication List in the High Court and his interpretation of the serious harm test will be a blow to publishers hoping the 2013 act would make defamation actions more difficult to bring. Monroe had complained that two tweets sent by the defendant on 18 May 2015 accused her of vandalising a war memorial or of approving or condoning such behaviour. At the time Hopkins wrote for the Sun newspaper and had about 570,000 followers. She had apparently confused Monroe with another left-wing columnist. Warby ruled that Monroe is entitled to ‘fair and reasonable compensation’, assessed at £24,000. Hopkins was also ordered to pay £107,000 on account of costs within 28 days. In closing remarks he noted that the case could easily have been resolved at an early stage. ‘There was an open offer to settle for £5,000. It was a reasonable offer. There could have been an offer of amends under the Defamation Act 1996. The costs would have been a fraction of those which I am sure these parties have incurred in the event.’He also called attention to the problems of bringing actions over publications in transient social media. He said the case highlights ‘the responsibility of a litigant to retain and preserve material that may become disclosable, and the responsibility of a solicitor to take reasonable steps to ensure that the client appreciates this responsibility and performs it’.Michael Skrein, entertainment and media partner at international firm Reed Smith said that the case  provides useful guidance on what the Defamation Act means by serious harm. ‘The judge made it clear that whilst the claimant may not have proved that her reputation suffered gravely, she had established that the publications complained of caused serious harm to her reputation, and therefore met the threshold set by the act.’Monroe’s solicitor Mark Lewis, partner at London firm Seddons Solicitors, said his client had been vindicated in full from the libellous and wholly false accusation by Katie Hopkins that she had supported the vandalisation of a war memorial. ‘The price of not saying sorry has been very high. Hopkins has had to pay out of her own pocket a six-figure sum in damages and costs for a tweet that should have been deleted within minutes as soon as she was told it was wrong. On this occasion, the cost of renting that gob was particularly high.’Lewis added: ‘Hopkins claimed that Twitter was just the wild west where anything goes. The judge has shown that there is no such thing as a Twitter outlaw.’last_img read more

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first_imgMore African countries confirm Covid-19 cases Egypt’s COVID-19 cases surpass 150 A boy in a school uniform, wearing a protective mask to protect against the coronavirus, walks past other boys playing at Alexandra township in South Africa, March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko A boy in a school uniform, wearing a protective mask to protect against the coronavirus, walks past other boys playing at Alexandra township in South Africa, March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe SibekoSouth Africa on Wednesday reported 31 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally to 116, as local transmissions increased.Among the new patients, there has been a further increase of six local transmission cases, Health Minister Zwelini Mkhize said.Late Tuesday, Mkhize announced 23 new cases, including eight local transmissions.Previously, the country reported two local transmissions.Putting the numbers together, South Africa now has 16 local transmission cases. The other cases involved people who had travelled to Europe, North America or the Middle East.South Africa, which reported its first confirmed case on March 5, has seen the sharpest surge in COVID-19 cases in Sub-Saharan Africa.Mkhize said on Wednesday background information on local transmissions has been collated and will be shared with the public later.“We will provide information to the public, so as to give a sense of how these local transmissions occur,” the minister said.He, however, refused to disclose full details as such information is subject to patient confidentiality.Of the country’s nine provinces, five provinces have reported confirmed COVID-19 cases. Gauteng has the highest number of cases, followed by Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.Relatedcenter_img COVID-19 cases rise to 37 in Moroccolast_img read more

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first_imgSteven Binnie, Director of Alpha Solway said” “At Alpha Solway we are working hard to get critical PPE products to front line workers and have been amazed by the community support we have received. One fantastic example are the Dumfries and Galloway school support and teaching staff who, co-ordinated by Ghislaine Duncan from the Council, have come together at Annan Academy to manufacture face mask fit test solutions critical for anyone who requires a respirator.They are directly contributing to the safety and wellbeing of countless healthcare professionals across Scotland.”Jeff Leaver, Chair of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Education Committee said: “I am delighted to hear that we can be of service during this current emergency and that we can utilise our school and staff in such a positive way. I would like to pass on my thanks to all our volunteers and congratulate you for stepping in when needed. The Council’s Education department hope to keep the new partnership going once we have emerged from the current emergency, as we hope this could be beneficial to both partners.”Chair of Economy and Resources, Rob Davidson said: “I have said we will help local businesses in any way we can, and this is a great, innovative use of our resources. I would like to echo Jeff’s thanks to the volunteers and praise them for all their hard work. This is already a fantastic result and we hope to continue production for as long as is necessary.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDuring the current pandemic we all have to support each other where we can. It’s times like these that bring out the best in people, which is why a group of our Dumfries and Galloway Council school staff, scientists and technicians, have volunteered to step up to help local business, Alpha Solway.Based in Annan, Alpha Solway is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of PPE products, including protective clothing and disposable respirators. Their products are sold all over the world to protect people at work.Obviously, this type of equipment is even more vital during the current Covid-19 crisis and Alpha Solway are currently working full out to prepare face fit test kits for the NHS, which is stretching this already busy business. In need of help, the company approached their local school, Annan Academy, and asked if their Science Department could help.In an incredibly positive partnership, around 20 of our Council staff, scientists and technicians from across schools in the area, volunteered to utilise the chemistry department at the Academy to assist in the preparation Bitrex, a solution which is used to ensure Respiratory Protective Equipment is fit for purpose. Hopefully this will ease the burden on the company and will help to provide more of the vital equipment that our colleagues in the NHS need so desperately.We have made a hugely successful start: our scientists have already completed the first run of 40 litres of the solution, equivalent to 190 bottles, which are already on their way to the NHS.last_img read more

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