RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) HY2001 Presentation

first_imgRDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2001 presentation results for the half year.For more information about RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw)  2001 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileRDC Properties Limited is a property management, development and rental company in Botswana. It also has interests in Madagascar through a Mauritian-based subsidiary. The company develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential developments which are based in prime locations in major towns and cities of Botswana. RDC Properties Limited offers long-term value to its shareholders through construction income, rental income, hospitality income, capital appreciation and the sale of premium properties. Landmark properties in its portfolio include Masa Centre, Standard Chartered House, Chobe Marina Lodge and Isalo Rock Lodge. RDC Properties is investigating investment opportunities to expand its footprint in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia.last_img read more

Portugal win the U20 European Championship

first_img“The players love the game, they study hard, they like to learn and grow stronger each week. It’s easy to coach when you have teams like this.”Sing it loud: The Portugal players belt out their national anthem, A Portuguesa (João Peleteiro)Portugal join hosts Uruguay, Japan, Namibia, Hong Kong, Fiji and Chile in the U20 Trophy line-up, with one spot still to be filled – USA and Canada have a two-leg play-off in June.“We have to rest and restart all the processes again,” said Pissarra. “They deserve some time off but after that we will have to train even harder. With suitable and good conditions we can build a strong squad.”In other matches, Netherlands inflicted relegation on Switzerland (30-0), Belgium surprised Germany 30-14 and Russia pushed Romania out of the podium places (33-5) in a match that brought a hat-trick for their second-row Ruslan Bazhenov.It was a disappointing campaign for the home nation, who lacked creativity and speed and began to make errors when frustration kicked in.Feast in the East: Russia (in blue) beat Romania in the third-place play-off (Stefan Constantin)Portugal made an impressive statement to the other European nations, but what other conclusions did Rugby World draw from the tournament?The steaming of live games enabled fans around Europe to follow the competition – a great service. You can still watch all games in replay mode, sponsored by Rugby Europe TV.Romania and Russia had a wake-up call. Their physicality didn’t mean dominance as both nations had problems in the scrum and maul.Netherlands and Belgium want to play a quick and dynamic game. But both countries, along with Germany, still have a long way to go as their youngsters lack the capability to stand up against more experienced teams.Rugby Europe U20 Championship resultsSpain 36-13 SwitzerlandPortugal 42-5 NetherlandsRussia 47-10 GermanyRomania 28-22 BelgiumSemi-finals: Romania 16-21 PortugalSemi-finals: Spain 37-19 RussiaSwitzerland 24-41 GermanyBelgium 30-30 Netherlands (Belgium won 5-4 in penalty shootout) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Portugal qualified for this year’s World Rugby U20 Trophy tournament in Uruguay after a tremendous triumph at the European Championship, organised by Rugby Europe.It was a hard-fought 12-7 final victory over the Lions of Spain that clinched Portugal’s place in the eight-team Trophy event – the second division of the U20 World Cup – that takes place in Montevideo from 29 August to 10 September.Bucharest’s Arcul de Triumf was the setting for the U20 European Championship that concluded last weekend, with Portugal, Spain, Romania, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands and Belgium vying for the title.The Iberian neighbours emerged from a two-round knockout format to reach the final, with Portugal defeating Netherlands 42-5 and hosts Romania 21-16 while the Spaniards saw off Switzerland 36-13 and Russia 37-19.By Jorge! Fly-half Jorge Abecassis evades Fernando Raga’s flying tackle in the final (João Peleteiro)Portugal benefited from the services of three players from the country’s senior side, with Vasco Ribeiro, Manuel Picão and Nuno Mascarenhas all making their mark. Centre Ribeiro was one of the best players in the tournament, averaging an impressive 13 tackles and 11 carries per game.The breathtaking try by Manuel Cardoso Pinto against Romania was voted the best of the tournament – watch it below.Spain’s greatest strength lay up front, where they possessed a powerful scrum and maul, and it helped bring them a remarkable win at the semi-final stage against much-fancied Russia.No 8 Gabriel Velez and, in particular, outside-centre Iñaki Mateu are set to have golden futures.Inside-centre José Luís Cabral’s try, converted by Jorge Abecassis, gave Portugal the perfect start in the final and his midfield partnership with Ribeiro was to the fore as Os Lobos gained the ascendency. The two later shared the Player of the Tournament accolade.First blood: Centre José Luís Cabral punctures Spain’s defence after just two minutes (João Peleteiro)Even though Spain levelled matters just after the hour when Ignacio Herrero touched down for a try that Mateu converted, Portugal were not to be denied and took the title with a late try by wing Gonçalo Santos – to the dismay of the Spanish supporters.“This is one of the best Portuguese generations in recent years,” said Luís Pissarra, the former Portugal captain who coaches the U20s. “Romania and Spain were hard adversaries but we fought as a team, gave 100% and got the championship. Francisco Isaac reports on a proud day for his countrymen in Bucharestcenter_img Victory in Europe: Portugal celebrate winning the U20 European crown (João Peleteiro) Final: Spain 7-12 PortugalThird place: Russia 33-5 RomaniaFifth place: Germany 14-30 BelgiumSeventh place: Switzerland 0-30 NetherlandsHigh spirits: The Russian lads celebrate their third place in traditional manner (Stefan Constantin)For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

House Luisina / Reimers Risso Arquitectura

first_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945059/house-luisina-reimers-risso-arquitectura Clipboard Houses “COPY” House Luisina / Reimers Risso Arquitectura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945059/house-luisina-reimers-risso-arquitectura Clipboard Save this picture!© Fernando Schapochnik+ 23Curated by Clara Ott Share House Luisina / Reimers Risso ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveHouse Luisina / Reimers Risso Arquitectura Photographs:  Fernando Schapochnik, Luisina Anderson 2019 City:Villa ElviraCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. The house was designed for 4 possibilities of expansion, the need to propose changes that guarantee adaptability, and the possibility of them being made by the occupier with complete independence was one of the premises. This is a house that includes photographic studio, with extensions that adapt to public uses such as workshops and expo. In the first initial stage, minimum domestic space is proposed, the remaining extensions remain latent in the resolution of the structure, both from a technical and spatial point of view. Research on small suburban houses The houses are located on the outskirts of the town center. The land occupation strategy focuses on the disposal of reduced surfaces on a more extensive modular grid.Save this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikSave this picture!AxoSave this picture!© Luisina AndersonA system of galleries or patios is appealed as transitional spaces with the objective of producing all kinds of possible intermediate situations between what we consider purely interior spaces and those that are exterior. An elementary language is sought. the functional arrangement focuses on amplifying spaces of minimum surface, qualifying them with multiple textures and possibilities of use. Project and technological decisions The objective is to define structural and constructive systems that become opportunities, growth spaces, and possible transformations. They are thought freely, openly to allow future concretions. Facilities must support changes and updates. The inhabitant is fundamental in the project process since her future intervention – in the concretion of her habitat – is one of the fundamental issues to decide the construction systems, the house must adapt to her future needs, it must be able to be improved.Save this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikSave this picture!Upper floor planSave this picture!© Luisina AndersonHousing designed under the condition of adaptability implies conceiving it no longer as a finished product but as a support. A house that is in its initial phase offers minimum benefits but has been designed to incorporate new terminations, better equipment, and future contributions from our user. In this way, economic and material resources are also optimized.Save this picture!© Luisina AndersonSave this picture!Section detailSave this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikProject gallerySee allShow lessMorris + Company Transforms Original Home of Pioneer Architect Walter Segal in LondonArchitecture NewsHow to Future-Proof Our Cities? 4 Key Initiatives to Increase ResilienceArticles Share Photographscenter_img Argentina Architects: Reimers Risso Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Lead Architects: Projects Area:  94 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Luciana Fernandez Reimers, María Elena Risso. CopyHouses•Villa Elvira, Argentina CopyAbout this officeReimers Risso ArquitecturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn InstagramOn FacebookArgentinaPublished on August 05, 2020Cite: “House Luisina / Reimers Risso Arquitectura” [Casa Luisina / Reimers Risso Arquitectura] 05 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?路易斯那别墅,混凝土框架 / Reimers Risso Arquitectura是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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Tropical Cave House / H&P Architects

first_img Year:  ArchDaily Houses “COPY” Tropical Cave House / H&P ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTropical Cave House / H&P ArchitectsSave this picture!© Tien Thành Nguyễn+ 43Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects “COPY” Tropical Cave House / H&P Architects Vietnam Architects: H&P Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeH&P ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIcebergOn FacebookBắc NinhVietnamPublished on November 03, 2020Cite: “Tropical Cave House / H&P Architects” 03 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930653/tropical-cave-house-h-and-p-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930653/tropical-cave-house-h-and-p-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Viglacera, Dap CauDesign Team:Doan Thanh Ha, Tran Ngoc Phuong, Nguyen Hai Hue, Trinh Thi Thanh Huyen, Nguyen Duc Anh, Ho Manh Cuong, Nguyen Van Thinh, Nguyen Thi Ngoc MaiClients:Nguyen Van NamCity:Bắc NinhCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. Located in the center of BacNinh city, the house can accommodate an extended family of 4 generations. Its design is inspired by light and space effects, which resembles the “cave” style in a humid subtropical climate to bring about positive and vivid experiences to users’ senses: low (at the entrance), wide and high (inside), narrow (nooks and crannies), open outwardly (door system); even light distribution (outside), gradual darkening (inward), streams of light (from above), alternating vegetation, etc.Save this picture!© Tien Thành NguyễnRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Tien Thành NguyễnNamed Tropical Cave, the project employs void space as a catalyst to create the structure of the house with multiple layers of walls for shielding and connecting spaces for wind catch. The house levels for specific purposes are randomly connected at different staircase positions so as to create and maintain a “fresh journey of experience” with interesting views and non-repeatable images. A multi-dimensional transition space is also made from being shared to semi-private to private, alternated by vegetation (plants, vegetables).Save this picture!© Tien Thành NguyễnThe front facade has two large door systems (each with 10 doors of 6.6m high) and can be opened and closed (breathing) by hand easily via a steering wheel and power-assisted steering. Skylight, door system and vegetation help regulate microclimate (sunny, rainy, windy, smoggy, noisy), thus giving users a customized view and blurring the boundaries between inside and outside, architecture and landscape.Save this picture!© Tien Thành NguyễnIn the ongoing unplanned urbanization, urban houses are gradually suffocating, isolating, and cutting off themselves from friendly relationships with the surrounding environment, making users insecure even when they are in their own accommodations. Tropical Cave is introduced as a solution to help awaken to the facing problem, thereby creating a haven for homeowners to again stay in a safe place and take the same breath with the contemporary house, from the perspective of living harmoniously with the environment.Save this picture!© Tien Thành NguyễnSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Tien Thành NguyễnProject gallerySee allShow lessTogether Apart Installations / Behin HaSelected ProjectsSestet Apartment Building / Hugo Kohno Architect AssociatesSelected Projects Share Area:  160 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs 2019 Photographs:  Tien Thành Nguyễn Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Bắc Ninh, Vietnamlast_img read more

Soldiers attack journalists covering environmental protests

first_img July 29, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Sri LankaAsia – Pacific August 5, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Soldiers attack journalists covering environmental protests News Follow the news on Sri Lanka July 15, 2020 Find out more Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Help by sharing this information January 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Reporters Without Borders condemns the army’s use of violence on 1 August against journalists covering demonstrations by residents of the western town of Weliweriya to call for the closure of a factory accused of polluting local water supplies.After six days of growing protests, army personnel used force to disperse the demonstrators.“We are very disturbed by the repeated use of violence against journalists in Sri Lanka,” Reporters Without Borders said. “At best, the police take no action when journalists report that they have been the targets of violence. At worst, the army itself, equipped with lethal weapons, organizes and executes these attacks, as it did in Weliweriya.”Reporters Without Borders added: “These unacceptable incidents show that, although the civil war is now over in Sri Lanka, violence by the armed forces is still far from being brought to an end and that freedom of information is still in great danger.”Many journalists who had gone to Weliweriya to cover the protests and their dispersal were threatened and roughed up by soldiers and were prevented from covering what was taking place in the town. Cameras were also damaged.The Free Media Movement, a Sri Lankan group that defends freedom of information, reported in a release on 2 August that the army carried out a coordinated operation to break up the protests and that, in the course of these operations, soldiers harassed, threatened and attacked reporters.Soldiers assaulted a photographer with the Sinhalese and Tamil-language newspaper Ada after forcing him get down from the rooftop in the Weliweriya district of Orutota from which he had taking photos. Soldiers forcibly evicted other reporters from their various vantage points and shut them in a building to prevent them covering the protests.The Weliweriya incidents came less than a month after Kunala Dileep, a journalist with the Tamil-language daily Uthayan, was attacked in the northern city of Jaffna as he was leaving the newspaper to go home by motorcycle on 10 July. Several individuals in a tricar deliberately drove into his motorcycle and then fled. Dileep was hospitalized with arm and leg injuries, which fortunately were not life threatening.Ranked 162nd out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, Sri Lanka is ruled by the Rajapaksa family, who are on the 2013 Reporters Without Borders list of “Predators of Press Freedom.” Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists News Photo : Ishara S.KODIKARA / AFP News Receive email alerts Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge to go furtherlast_img read more

Pets Make Ideal Companions in the Age of Social Isolation

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News My family is in our first week of our new normal. My son, James came home from his first year of university two weeks ago for what was to be spring break. Today, he resumed classes online from our dining room. He won’t be going back to New Haven this semester.My husband, Pierce has been working remotely for his company in Virginia since we moved to Pasadena in June, so working from home isn’t new to him. But having the entire family working from home is a big change for all of us.I was still going into the animal shelter to check on things every day until last Friday. I started to feel a little under the weather and realized I needed to heed the call we had made to all our staff…work from home if you can.You may have seen by now a video circulating on the Internet. We see a man listening to someone off camera who says, “Because of Coronavirus, you are going to be quarantined, but you have a choice. Do you ‘A’ quarantine with your wife and child, or ‘B’…” “‘B’, I’ll take ‘B’,” the man says, thinking no matter what “B” is, it must be better than “A.”For some of us, it’s easy to joke about the challenges of too much togetherness, but for others I worry about the dangers of being alone. While social distancing is an effective measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we need to be aware of the mental health risks of social isolation.As both a clinical social worker and an animal welfare professional, I’m concerned for the well-being of both our human and pet populations during this time. Homeless pets are going to continue to need care, and people are going to continue to need a sense of connection.Social isolation has been linked to numerous adverse health consequences including depression, poor sleep quality, impaired executive function, accelerated cognitive decline, poor cardiovascular function, impaired immunity and even the risk of premature death. But there is a solution that helps both person and pet.Research has demonstrated that the human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and animals that positively influences the health and well-being of both. Having pet companions has been proven to improve mental health and offer people a deep sense of “ontological security” — that is, the feeling of stability, continuity, and meaning in one’s life.Research on the benefits of family life for shelter animals has shown that even a brief stay in a foster home for dogs decreases levels of cortisol, a hormonal indicator of stress.After closing our doors to people, but not to animals, at the Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA (PHS), we shifted our efforts to finding temporary foster homes for as many pets as we can. We are asking the community to help us by providing foster care to homeless animals. If some of our local residents can foster an animal, we are able to function with fewer staff onsite, while still providing our animals with essential care. PHS is providing backup support. The benefits of getting the animals out of the shelter and into homes are obvious. The benefits to the humans providing the care are no less significant.Long before the CDC was educating people on how to keep safe during the current pandemic, the CDC was advising of the potential health benefits of pets, which include decreased blood pressure, triglyceride levels and feeling of loneliness. Pets can be helpful for chronic disease prevention in children. Having a dog in the home has been associated with a decreased probability of childhood anxiety. Pets also offer people of all ages increased opportunities for exercise, outdoor activities and socialization. The research is clear: pets enrich our lives and help keep us healthy and happy.Less scientifically and more personally, I can say having the unconditional love of my little dog Sueshi brings joy to my life every single day. Going out for a walk with her helps me to engage with my neighbors at a safe distance, while also providing a welcome break from my two-legged family members.We hope you can help us in our time of need. And in turn, we can help you by offering the rewards of having a pet companion in your life.Pasadena Humane Society’s president and CEO, Dia DuVernet, brings more than a decade of experience leading nonprofit organizations. She has an extensive background in organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for the most vulnerable communities, most recently serving as Virginia Beach SPCA (VSPSCA) president and CEO and previously as vice president at The Up Center, a Virginia nonprofit organization improving the quality of life for children and families. Dia grew up in Albany, GA, the youngest of five girls. An animal lover from an early age, she grew up with a German Shepherd mix named Moses, a Pekingese called Missy and Puff the cat. 74 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Community News Subscribe STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Opinion & Columnists Pets Make Ideal Companions in the Age of Social Isolation By DIA DUVERNET Published on Monday, April 6, 2020 | 2:03 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News HerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Detective saves choking baby at Police Academy graduation

first_imgWABC(NEW YORK) — Police officers have to be prepared for anything but Det. Mark Rubins did not anticipate putting his training to the test during this week’s New York Police Academy graduation ceremony.With recruits gathered at Madison Square Garden Wednesday, Rubins heard a commotion from the family of one of the graduates, Officer Leonardo Escorcia, because his 1-year-old son had started choking.Rubins, who is also a paramedic, and Lt. Greg Besson rushed to the child.“It was just, grab the kid and kind of do anything you could at that point,” Rubins told ABC News. “You saw him limp, you knew as you were going up the stairs what the game plan was. You just kind of go with your training and it kicks in.”Rubins said he was running on adrenaline in the seconds it took him to reach the child, grab the boy and clear his airway by patting the child’s back, successfully dislodging what turned out to be popcorn stuck in his throat. The whole ordeal lasted less than two minutes.“I’m just happy that he was in good hands when this happens and that Det. Rubins was there,” Escorcia said. “He just jumped into action.”Officer Escorcia’s wife, Lillian, said she now plans to take CPR classes, something Rubins said every parent should do.“Everyone should be learning CPR. It can happen anywhere, any time. It’s certainly something that anyone who’s going to be around children should take, especially for choking hazards. People should learn from that,” Rubins said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

HR pros back joined-thinking but fear communication gap is too wide

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. HR pros back joined-thinking but fear communication gap is too wideOn 7 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Public sector HR professionals support the idea of joined-up Government, butfear that communication difficulties between departments and a lack ofdirection are hampering its progress. Joined-up working is a key component of the Government’s policy to improveservice delivery by getting all agencies, departments and public bodies to workwith more cohesion. A recent poll shows the majority of HR professionals think joined-up workingwill benefit staff, with two-thirds believing it will focus training needs. However, the poll also reveals that HR believes a fear of culturaldifferences, poor middle management and a lack of communication between centraland local government are blocking new ways of working. Almost 60 per cent of the 101 public bodies polled by training providerLogicaCMG, wanted more direction from central government to help make thepolicy work. In addition, two-thirds of those in the NHS and local government think communicationbetween departments must improve if the reforms are to be successful. More than half of local government respondents and almost 40 per cent fromcentral government, fear that cultural differences between organisations aremajor inhibitors to the changes. The majority of respondents cited training as the main tool to help overcomethe current difficulties, and provide managers with the skills to makejoined-up Government work. last_img read more

In-situ quantification of ice rheology and direct measurement of the Raymond Effect at Summit, Greenland using a phase-sensitive radar

first_imgThe Glen exponent ncharacterizes the stress-dependence of ice deformation, directly influencing the rate at which ice masses respond to external forcing. The slow deformation in large ice-sheets makes laboratory rheometry at representative strain-rates difficult. We develop a new technique to estimaten in-situ, deploying a phase-sensitive radar to measure vertical strain rates of around 10−4 yr−1within the top 1000 m of ice across ice divides at Summit and NEEM, Greenland. A fluid-dynamical feature, the Raymond Effect, predicts strong vertical strain-rate variation across divides over distances of a few ice-thicknesses. We achieve sufficient resolution to show this pattern, enabling us to estimaten= 4.5 by inverting our observations with flow modelling. This is higher than values previously used but consistent with other indirect measurements, implying laboratory measurements do not explore the full range of ice rheology and the consequent possibility of a greater sensitivity and responsiveness in ice-sheet dynamics.last_img read more

Repsol wins consent to use Maersk Inspirer at Yme field

first_img Repsol headquarters in Madrid (Spain)(Credit: Wikipedia/Luis García (Zaqarbal)) We have given Repsol Norge (Repsol) consent to use the Maersk Inspirer mobile facility on the Yme field.Use of facilityThe consent applies to connection, completion and start-up preparations in conjunction with previously installed fixed facilities on the Yme field.YmeYme is a field in the southeastern part of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, 130 kilometres northeast of the Ula field. The water depth is 77-93 metres. Yme was discovered in 1987. Production started in 1996 and ceased in 2001.In March 2018, an amended PDO for the redevelopment of Yme was approved.The field is under development and production is expected to start in 2020. Source: Company Press Release Yme is a field in the southeastern part of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, 130km northeast of the Ula fieldlast_img read more