ALERT: Landfill Temporarily Closed Due to Active Scrap Metal Fire

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (Authority) Preserving Paradise team advises the community of an active fire in the scrap metal section at the Anguilla Landfill that was reported at approximately 3 a.m., today, Sunday, June 30. The Virgin Islands Fire Service as well as Authority contractors and personnel are on the scene; the Fire Service is currently working to contain and suppress the fire. The Authority advises the public and all solid waste haulers that the St. Croix Transfer Station and Anguilla Landfill are closed and will not be accepting municipal solid waste until further notice. Temporary closure is required to ensure safety and continued vigorous fire suppression activities. It is recommended that residents with respiratory conditions shelter in place to minimize exposure to smoke as wind directions change. When necessary, please seek an alternate location until suppression activities have concluded. The Authority will continue to provide updates regarding changes that may affect public health, the environment and haulers utilizing the Landfill. For more information, contact the Office of Communications Management at 513-4171 or email [email protected]...

Water packaging industry is fast becoming the country’s main employment provider, creating about four million jobs

Water packaging industry is fast becoming the country’s main employment provider, creating about four million jobs in the last five years, National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers has said. This has forced more job seekers to find solace in the sachet and bottling water business that is seen as the fastest growing sector of the economy. At the moment, the 10 major players in the sachet water business operate in the Accra and Tema region and employ more than two million people directly and indirectly.. Among the big players in sector are Everpure, Standard, Bel Aqua, Voltic, Mobile water and Aqua fill natural mineral water with each averagely employing about 2000 workers including those along the value chain including distributors and retailers.. Accra alone has 3000 more sachet water producers and other 3,000 in parts of the country operating on a smaller scale. Analysts estimate the number jobs created in the sachet water industry could exceed four million. Everpure, for instance, which produces an average of 600,000 bags of sachet water every month, is planning to export purified water to the Middle East. Managing Director of Everpure, Mr Peter Narh plans to...

Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive

Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, in association with Jim Kierstead, Aria Entertainment, Gabby Hanna & Marcy Feller, Riki Kane Larimer, Linda & Craig Wielkotz, Drew Desky & Dane Levens/Michael Mills, William Fernandez/Behzad Dabu, joyfully announces a one-week extension of the New York premiere of the new musical Unexpected Joy, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Janet Hood (Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens with Bill Russell) at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), where performances began April 24, 2018. Directed by Amy Anders Corcoran (Associate Director, Escape to Margaritaville), and with music direction by Beth Falcone (Les Misérables), the four-member all-female cast features Courtney Balan (Falsettos) as Rachel, Allyson Kaye Daniel (Sistas: The Musical) as Lou, Luba Mason (Pretty Filthy) as Joy, and Celeste Rose (Sister Act) as Tamara. Unexpected Joy is the story ...

The highly-anticipated update to Apple’s flagship Mac computer is finally here, with a hefty price tag.

The highly-anticipated update to Apple’s flagship Mac computer is finally here, with a hefty price tag. Here’s what you need to know. The latest version of Apple’s Mac Pro was announced at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose on June 3, 2019. Apple’s flagship desktop computer had not had any significant updates since its 2013 release, which sported a sleek, cylindrical shape—a design led many consumers to refer to as “bin,” or waste bin. Apple exchanged the trash can look for a cheese grater-like design, featuring an aluminum case and stainless steel frame. When this casing is removed, users have direct access to the Mac Pro’s interior. This Mac Pro cheat sheet has everything you need to know about the new Mac Pro model up to this point, and is a “living document” that will be updated as more information about the device is released. The Mac Pro is Apple’s long-awaited update to its desktop computer, and “the most powerful Mac we’ve ever created,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said during a keynote address at WWDC 2019. The computer itself is a modular system, with stainless steel...

Hats off to winners of ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ scholarships

Spirited teens rattled the rafters at Club Fugazi cheering talented high school seniors who recently competed in the 17th Steve Silver Foundation Scholarships for the Arts hosted by “Beach Blanket Babylon” producer Jo Schuman Silver. But among longtime fans of this beloved musical revue, along with the award-winning panel of celebrity judges (including composer Gordon Getty, ODC Artistic Director Brenda Way, SFJazz Artistic Director Randall Kline, composer Jake Heggie and jazz artist Paula West) there was a mist of wistfulness knowing the “BBB” curtain closes forever this New Year’s Eve. However, Schuman is always teary at this event, recalling the passion her late husband, “BBB” founder Steve Silver, held for supporting young artists to pursue their dreams. All nine finalists who wowed in the disciplines of dance, theater and voice were winners. But only three took home the big “BBB”-size checks of $15K each: dancer Kyleigh Colchico (Clayton Valley Charter High School, Concord); actor Dante Cokinos (Novato High School) and singer Armand Akbari (Sacred Heart Preparatory, Atherton). Between sets, emcee Don Bleu chatted with previous scholarship winners like Peter Chursin (2003),...

Ceramic–metal composites for heat exchangers in concentrated solar power plants

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript. The efficiency of generating electricity from heat using concentrated solar power plants (which use mirrors or lenses to concentrate sunlight in order to drive heat engines, usually involving turbines) may be appreciably increased by operating with higher turbine inlet temperatures, but this would require improved heat exchanger materials. By operating turbines with inlet temperatures above 1,023 kelvin using closed-cycle high-pressure supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) recompression cycles, instead of using conventional (such as subcritical steam Rankine) cycles with inlet temperatures below 823 kelvin1,2,3, the relative heat-to-electricity conversion efficiency may be increased by more than 20 per cent. The resulting reduction in the cost of dispatchable electricity from concentrated solar power plants (coupled with thermal energy storage4,5,6) wou...

Whether you’re looking for a carry-on backpack or a large checked suitcase, these are the five

Whether you’re looking for a carry-on backpack or a large checked suitcase, these are the five best Cyber Monday deals on Amazon. Some are up to 75 percent off! Samsonite is a leader in hardside luggage, and this is one of the best Cyber Monday luggage deals on the Internet today. Save 75 percent, or about $324 on this two-piece luggage set.  It comes with a carry-on size and a larger suitcase, both with 360-degree spinner wheels and 100 percent ABS, scratch-resistent exteriors. TSA locks on the side prevent theft and a fully lined interior protects your belongings. Inside there’s also a zippered mesh pocket and elastic cross straps to keep your clothes organized.  Both suitcases expand to allow you to fit more if needed, yet are light on their own so they don’t add to your baggage weight! These are great pieces of luggage at an incredible price.  This large duffel bag is extremely lightweight, yet fits up to 6,000 cubic inches of gear. It’s great for an extended weekend trip, and some reviewers said they were even able to pack for over a week in the bag. It’s made of 100 percent nylon, so it’s light, durable, and easy to clean. There’s an exterior pocket which is great for key...

Portugal – With a centuries-old glass-making tradition that crossed naturally over into creating moulds for plastics

Portugal – With a centuries-old glass-making tradition that crossed naturally over into creating moulds for plastics parts in the 1940s, Portugal is today a hotbed of mould making and exporting, and moulds from Portugal can be found in almost every major end market for plastics. Portugal is famous for its beaches, food and Cristiano Ronaldo…. but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. As a nation, Portugal is not much given to boasting, so you may not know that Portugal is one of the oldest countries in Europe with its borders pretty much unchanged since 1297. Portuguese is spoken by the 10 million inhabitants of Portugal, and also by 230 million others all around the world. In fact, Portuguese is the official language of nine countries and is the 6th-most used language online. Furthermore, Portugal accounts for about 50% of the world’s cork production, and the best cork in the world is from Alentejo. Portuguese cork is used by leading brands such as Moet Chandon and Rolls Royce, by Airbus and Nasa. And in 2018, Portuguese cork will be present in the spacecraft used by the European Space Agency in its mission to Mars. Portugal is also famous for its glass industry. At t...

Coca-Cola Amatil uses recycled bottles for carbonated beverages

Coca-Cola Amatil has produced carbonated soft drink bottles made from 100% recycled plastic – a move that it describes as “a major step forward” for sustainability. All of Coca-Cola Amatil’s single-serve plastic bottles in Australia will now switch to the new fully recycled materials by the end of 2019. Earlier this year, the bottler announced that 70% of the plastic bottles it uses in Australia will be made from recycled plastic by 2020, reducing the amount of new plastic resin it uses by an estimated 10,000 tonnes each year. “We think every beverage container should be recycled and live again, not become waste in our marine and land environment,” said Alison Watkins, Coca-Cola Amatil managing director. “But pressure inside a soft drink bottle is up to 100 psi, or around three times the pressure in a car tyre. So the bottle for carbonated drinks needs to be much stronger than for still beverages, and that’s been an obstacle in using 100% recycled materials for these types of drinks. Watkins added that community and commercial pressure is driving a rapid take-up of recycled materials in bottling. In January, Coca-Cola Amatil revealed plans to stop distributing plastic drinking s...

Torture, hypnotism as ‘corrective therapy’ for LGBT persons in some Kerala hospitals

Kiran (name changed) was first taken to a psychiatrist, an expert in ‘straightening queer traits’, some two years ago. The elderly doctor promised a simple treatment, but what the 24-year-old underwent at the hospital was nothing short of a nightmare. Kiran says he was totally traumatised after the month-long therapy that involved hallucinogenic drugs, hormone injections, and continuous exposure to porn. “Later, they told my parents that I have been rewired as a male and they took me back happily. I was too scared to speak then and even today the memory sends shivers down my spine,” he says. And to go by the accounts of several others, it is no stray incident as many private hospitals in the State use primitive and unscientific methods to cure gender dysphoria. Despite the government and many NGOs trying to support the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community, these hospitals function in many districts breaking all protocols of psychiatry and subjecting the patients to everything from physical torture to hypnotism. A hospital in Idukki is quite notorious for this treatment, offering all types of ‘corrective therapies for the genderqueer’. Riyaz (name changed) say...

Vintage Mustang Tech: Undercoating and EFI Conversions

Some of my Mustang friends say I shouldn’t undercoat my convertible, but I plan on driving it. What is the drawback to undercoating on the car? There is a reason Mustang floorpans rust out so quickly; Ford didn’t apply much protection to them. Undercoating is good for the car, though it is not “correct” for some restorations. Two points about undercoating: I’ve had two cars that were undercoated while new back in the ’60s, and those two cars only needed the original floorpans cleaned up and detailed with no floor work. The undercoat saved the car. Second, when I and most of my snobby friends crawl under a car, and we spot large globs of undercoating, a yellow flag goes up. We assume its cover up work for other problems like rust. Most of the time, that is the case. We like to see nice paint drips on the ridges running down the floor pans, no MIG wire sticking out, and no evidence of flanged floor repair. Undercoating can cover up a multitude of mistakes, but then you’re stuck. Undercoating doesn’t have to be applied sloppily, though. Depending on the product and gun, it can be laid down smoothly. In some cases, it can be sanded smooth. A 3M undercoating gun puts out a textured f...

The research provides the Hydraulic Gear Pumps Market 2018 fundamentals: definitions, classifications,outlook and review. Further focuses global

The research provides the Hydraulic Gear Pumps Market 2018 fundamentals: definitions, classifications,outlook and review. Further focuses global Hydraulic Gear Pumps market product specifications, arrangements, procedures, Hydraulic Gear Pumps development and so on. Thereafter, it studies the international Hydraulic Gear Pumps market crucial region market demands. For example, gain, capability, stock price, manufacture, diffusion, Hydraulic Gear Pumps requirement growth speed, and forecasting, etc. In the long run, the report initiates Hydraulic Gear Pumps SWOT analysis. The report begins with a brief synopsis of the global Hydraulic Gear Pumps industry. Then moves forward onto evaluate the key trends of Hydraulic Gear Pumps market. However, it inspects the primary formats changing the dynamics of the Hydraulic Gear Pumps market. In addition, it covers related current affairs, that will be influencing the Hydraulic Gear Pumps market. Likewise, it describes drivers, self-controlled, occasions and hazards of this worldwide Hydraulic Gear Pumps market. What more, it simplifies the essential sections and also the sub-sections that constitute the recent Hydraulic Gear Pumps zone. Re...

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