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NOVATEK and Siemens Energy Signed Agreement to Decarbonize LNG Production

first_img NOVATEK and Siemens Energy sign agreement. (Credit: Free-Photos from Pixabay.) PAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”) and Siemens Energy signed a Strategic Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (“Agreement”).According to the Agreement, the Parties intend to jointly develop and implement high-tech solutions to produce LNG, electricity, hydrogen and other products to maintain sustainable development initiatives and achieve the Parties’ goals to reduce their carbon footprint and increase environmental efficiency.As part of the Agreement, the Parties will commence implementing a project to replace fuel natural gas used in the production of electricity and LNG with carbon-neutral hydrogen.“We have a long and successful track record of mutual cooperation with Siemens Energy who is a key equipment supplier for both our Yamal LNG and Arctic LNG 2 projects,” noted Leonid Mikhelson, NOVATEK’s Chairman of the Management Board. “Our strategy to expand LNG production in the Arctic region is based on utilizing state-of-the-art technological solutions that meet and/or exceed stringent environmental requirements. Our further collaboration with Siemens Energy to decarbonize our LNG production will contribute significantly to the mitigation of climate change, which is of paramount importance to reduce our carbon footprint in the Arctic ecosystem.” Source: Company Press Release PAO NOVATEK is the largest independent natural gas producer in Russialast_img read more

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US Increases Presence at Rota Naval Base

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Increases Presence at Rota Naval Base View post tag: Base View post tag: Naval US Increases Presence at Rota Naval Base Authorities View post tag: americas December 8, 2014 View post tag: Navy View post tag: presencecenter_img Share this article The US is increasing its military presence in Europe by adding two more ballistic missile ships to its Rota Naval Base in Spain.These are the first American ships home-ported here since Polaris-missile submarines left in the 1970s, U.S. base officials said.Guarding Against Missile Attack, PiratesRota is key real estate, said Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dempsey led a USO troupe to the base and visited with sailors aboard the USS Donald K. Ross. Rota’s harbor is on the Atlantic side of the Strait of Gibraltar and the ships typically are considered U.S. 6th Fleet assets which travel the Mediterranean Sea. The forward-deployed U.S. ships guard against a ballistic missile attack on NATO allies from the Middle East.Rota-ported U.S. ships and crews also participate in multinational exercises, said Navy Capt. Greg Pekari, the commander of Naval Station Rota.He added:They [also] are doing anti-piracy operations. They are doing whatever the U.S. and NATO need to do to protect and guard our allies.Close to Libya, West AfricaU.S. ships based here have a proximity to hot spots like Libya and West Africa, officials said. They are also closer to the Black Sea that the USS Ross entered in September to reassure NATO allies in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its aggression in eastern Ukraine.Pekari said:There are still a lot of things happening here that requires our attention — Syria, ISIL, Ukraine.We still have requirements around the world.Officials said about 300 Air Force personnel work at Rota, handling maintenance on C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster 3 aircraft that use the base’s airport.‘Gateway to the Mediterranean’Officials said the addition of the ships means the base — billed as the Gateway to the Mediterranean — is growing. There are currently around 4,000 U.S. service members in more than 30 organizations and their families on base.Each ship has about 300 sailors assigned, officials said. The number of family members that will arrive is around 400 per ship.Pekari continued:The expectation is we are going to increase by 2,500 to 3,000 Americans over the next couple of years.Impacts Base InfrastructureThis is a major increase that will impact the base’s infrastructure, Pekari said, including schools, shopping, the base hospital, maintenance facilities, and contractor support. He said support from the Spanish admiral who manages the base has been first rate and cooperation throughout the Iberian Peninsula has been outstanding.It will take a couple of years for the base population to build, the captain said, and this is giving U.S. and Spanish officials the opportunity to plan the expansion carefully.[mappress mapid=”14646″]Press release, Image: US Navy View post tag: increases View post tag: News by topic View post tag: US View post tag: Rota View post tag: europelast_img read more

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“Just Stylin” Salon Is Hosting An Event For Children With Hair Loss

first_img“Just Stylin” Salon Is Hosting An Event For Children With Hair LossJust Stylin Salon is a full-service salon and spa that offers hair services ranging from cut, style, color, and highlights, to alternative hair (Wigs) and hair restoration. The Spa offers Permanent Makeup, skincare, massage, waxing, and nail care. Our hair loss experts are certified in both alternative hair (wigs) and hair restoration. Just Stylin’s motivation and passion for this non for profit, is due to the fact that we have several team members that have went through medical related hair loss and have had bad experiences finding the expertise and empathy for people that are in need of Alternative hair (wigs) in this difficult time.Children with Hair Loss is a non for profit that offers children with medical related hair loss free wigs for every year from age 2-21. This Cut-a-thon event is looking for donations of 8-inches or more of hair which will be used to make these wigs. They can take donations of hair that has been previously chemically treated. If your hair is not long enough to donate you can leave a cash donation as well. “Just Stylin” Salon located at 955 S. Hebron Ave., will have their certified wig specialist measure, fit, cut and style the wig, for each recipient. They also have wigs onsite in a private room for the children to see and feel as they are going through any medically related hair loss need.Karyle Elder opened the salon 5 years ago with one chair. Now they have 15 team members and many new services in an expanded whopping 3000 square foot location! She is a Cosmetologist, Hair Loss Specialist, and Certified Wig Specialist, and owner of this locally owned business. Her passion for hair loss started when her mother was diagnosed with lung cancer a year ago and battled finding expertise in hair loss.Karen Cheaney joined the team in 2017. She changed her career and choose to move into the hair loss field. She is now certified in Microblading, Permanent, Hair Loss Technician, and Wig Specialist. Her passion for hair loss is also due to a diagnosed with breast cancer 3 1/2 years ago and the bad experience she had finding a wig. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Air Shows Come to Ocean City on Saturday and Sunday

first_imgKevin Russo will perform aerobatics in a restored SNJ-6 that was built in 1944 and delivered to Pensacola Naval Air Station in August 1945. One of the highlights of Ocean City’s fall “second season” happens this weekend with the return of the annual Air Festival on Saturday and the Aerobatic Air Show on Sunday.The free Ocean City Aerobatic Air Show is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, over the beach and boardwalk between Sixth and 14th streets in Ocean City, NJ.Both events are free to the public.The Aerobatic Air Show on Sunday (Sept. 14) is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. with planes performing stunts over the beach and boardwalk between Sixth Street and 14th Street. Much of the action centers around 11th Street, where an announcer broadcasts show highlights over the boardwalk speaker system.Some of the highlights of the show include:Team AeroDynamix: Billed as “the world’s largest air show team,” up to 10 planes put on a display of precision formation aerobatics flying as little as three feet apart.Bill Gordon Flying His Stearman: Bill Gordon performs a dazzling routine in a 1930s/1940s-era biplane.Kevin Russo SNJ-6: A pilot since he was 15, Russo is a U.S. Air Force combat veteran with more than 100 missions in several different campaigns. Russo performs aerobatics in a restored SNJ-6 that was built in 1944 and delivered to Pensacola Naval Air Station in August 1945.Raiders Flight Demonstration Team: The team provides a unique and exciting three-aircraft formation aerobatic demonstration.Andrew McKenna P-51D Mustang: McKenna performs in the single-seat fighter plane made famous in World War II and the Korean War.Scott Francis MXS: There are only 12 MXS stunt planes in the world today, and Francis displays the craft’s versatility.Jason Flood: Flood survived a banner plane crash several years ago and puts on an aerobatic performance in a Pitts S1-T plane.The Raiders Flight Demonstration Team is always a highlight of the annual Air Show in Ocean City, NJ.The free show lets visitors enjoy spectacular stunts while taking advantage of what is typically good beach and boardwalk weather. It usually lasts about two hours.The Air Show on Sunday is preceded by the city’s annual Air Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 13) at the Ocean City Municipal Airport (Bay Avenue at 26th Street).The free show will feature a ground display of a B25J Mitchell World War II bomber and a World War II Grumman TBM Avenger.The airport runway will be covered with interesting aircraft including classics, antiques, ultralights, warbirds and homebuilts. There will be military vehicles and antique cars on display. Also scheduled are air demonstrations, a paper airplane contest for children, face-painting, music and refreshments for sale. Helicopter and airplane rides will be available for purchase.An exciting feature of the festival is the Model Airplane Demonstration by the New Jersey Pine Barons RC Club of Mt. Laurel. Miniature Jets will zoom at 100 miles per hour and model planes will ascend and plunge over the runway.A Bubble Mania event will be held by the Ocean City Board of Realtors featuring bubble-blowing activities for children of all ages. The event raises funds for Pediatric Care at Shore Medical Center.There will be free parking and shuttle service to the festival from the Shelter Road lot off Bay and Tennessee avenues.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Medeski, Martin & Wood Release “Anonymous Skulls” Collaboration With Alarm Will Sound Orchestra

first_imgYesterday, prolific avant-garde jazz trio Medeski, Martin & Wood released a brand-new single in collaboration with contemporary 20-piece chamber orchestra Alarm Will Sound via Consequence Of Sound. The new song, “Anonymous Skulls”, is a preview of the artists’ upcoming seven-track collaborative album, Omnisphere, which is due out on September 14th via Indirecto Records, MMW’s own imprint.“Anonymous Skulls” was originally released by Medeski, Martin, & Wood on their 2004 album, End Of The World Party (Just In Case). Earlier in the month, Medeski, Martin & Wood and Alarm Will Sound released their first single off Omnisphere, a reimagining of the title track of the 2004 album. For this reinvented take on “Anonymous Skulls”, Alarm Will Sound violinist Courtney Orlando rearranged the tune for the full chamber orchestra, augmenting the song with rich sonic depth. However, Omnisphere is not just a collection of MMW tunes rearranged for the addition of a chamber orchestra. The forthcoming album also features a healthy mix of original music by members of both groups.As John Medeski shared with Live For Live Music earlier in the year, this soon-to-be-released collaborative effort with Alarm Will Sound has been in the works for a while, coming about after the renowned jazz trio “played gigs in the Denver area with music they wrote, music that we wrote, and some old stuff rearranged for them.” At the time of the interview, Medeski hinted that MMW was also in the studio working on the record.” He explained, “It’ll be out probably this coming year, for sure. There’s gonna be a film and a documentary around it about the band. … All new stuff, and it’s pretty exciting.”You can listen to the newest single from Medeski, Martin & Wood and Alarm Will Sound’s collaborative album, premiered via Consequence Of Sound, below.Medeski, Martin & Wood w/ Alarm Will Sound – “Anonymous Skulls” [H/T Consequence Of Sound]last_img read more

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Cell’s linchpin protein found

first_imgMitochondria are battery-pack organelles, or cell units with specific functions, that fuel the energy of almost every living cell, and they have an insatiable appetite for calcium. Whether in a dish or a living organism, the mitochondria of most organisms eagerly absorb this chemical compound. Because calcium levels link to many essential biological processes — not to mention conditions such as neurological disease and diabetes — scientists have been working for half a century to identify the molecular pathway that enables these processes.After decades of failed efforts that relied on classic biochemistry and membrane protein purification, Vamsi Mootha, a Harvard Medical School (HMS) associate professor of systems biology, and his colleagues have discovered, through a combination of digital database mining and laboratory assays, the linchpin protein that drives mitochondria’s calcium machinery.“This channel has been studied extensively using physiology and biophysics, yet its molecular identity has remained elusive,” said Mootha, who also has appointments at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and at the Broad Institute. “But thanks to the Human Genome Project, freely downloadable genomic databases, and a few tricks, we were able to get to the bottom of it.”These findings appear online today (June 19) in Nature.The results build on work that Mootha and his group have completed over the past decade. In 2008, he and his team published a near-comprehensive protein inventory, or proteome, of human and mouse mitochondria. This inventory, called MitoCarta, consisted of just more than 1,000 proteins, most of which had no known function.In a September 2010 paper, Mootha’s group described using the MitoCarta inventory to identify the first protein specifically required for mitochondrial calcium uptake. Their strategy was simple. They knew that mitochondria from humans and Trypanosomes (a parasitical organism), but not baker’s yeast, are capable of absorbing large amounts of calcium. By simply overlapping the mitochondrial protein profiles of these three organisms, the group could spotlight roughly 50 proteins out of the 1,000 that might be involved with calcium channeling. They found that one protein, which they dubbed MICU1, is essential for calcium uptake.“That was a significant advance for the field,” said Mootha. “We showed that MICU1 was required for calcium uptake. But because it did not span the membrane, we doubted it was the central component of the channel. But what it provided us with was live bait to then go and find the bigger fish.”Traditionally, researchers used standard laboratory methods for such a fishing exhibition, such as attaching biochemical hooks to the protein, casting it into the cell’s cytoplasm, then reeling it back in the hope that another, related protein will have bitten. But MICU1’s function as a regulator of a membrane channel made this technically prohibitive. Instead, graduate student Joshua Baughman and postdoctoral researcher Fabiana Perocchi went fishing in publicly available genomic databases.With MICU1 as their point of reference, they scoured databases that measure whole genome RNA and protein expression, as well as an additional database containing genomic information for 500 species. They looked for proteins whose activity profile mirrored MICU1’s. A single anonymous protein with no known function stood out. The researchers named it MCU, short for “mitochondrial calcium uniporter.”To confirm that MCU is central to mitochondria’s calcium absorption, the team collaborated with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, a company that leverages a laboratory tool called RNAi in order to selectively knock out genes in both cells and live animals. Using one of the company’s platforms, the researchers deactivated MCU in the livers of mice. While the mice displayed no immediate reaction, the mitochondria in their liver tissue lost the capacity to absorb calcium.This basic science finding may prove relevant in certain human diseases. “We’ve known for decades now that neurons in the brains of people suffering from neurodegenerative disease are often marked by mitochondrial calcium overload,” said Mootha, an authority on rare mitochondrial diseases who sees patients at MGH when he’s not in the lab.“We also know that the secretion of many hormones, like insulin, are triggered by calcium spikes in the cell’s cytoplasm. By clearing cytosolic calcium, mitochondria can shape these signals. Scientists studying the nexus of energy metabolism and cellular signaling will be particularly interested in MICU1 and MCU. It’s still very early, but they could prove to be valuable drug targets for a variety of diseases — ranging from ischemic injury [where blood supply is lacking] and neurodegeneration to diabetes.”The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health.last_img read more

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Culturalist Challenge! Which Stephen King Book Should Become a B’way Show?

first_img Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list. Last week, we asked you to name your top pick for Trina in the new Broadway revival of Falsettos. The results are in, and you picked new real-life momma Stephanie J. Block to play the charmingly neurotic Jewish mom. This week, to celebrate the news that Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut in a new adaptation of Stephen King’s Misery, we want to know: What other Stephen King book should join Misery and Carrie and become a Broadway show? Broadway.com National Editor Ryan Lee Gilbert posted his list of top 10 picks here! STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button. STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button. (If you don’t have a Culturalist account yet, you will be asked to create one at this point.) The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the fun site that lets you choose and rank your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank—we’ll announce the most popular choices on the new episode of The Broadway.com Show every Wednesday.center_img STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button. Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results on the next episode of The Broadway.com Show! View Commentslast_img read more

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Make your credit union refer a friend program a digital journey

first_imgMember referrals are a timeless and effective way for credit unions to attract loyal members. And with advances in digital referral marketing systems, it’s easier than ever to track your member journeys, attribute leads and conversions, and measure real impact from your marketing spend. So why do so few institutions use credit union refer a friend programs?For your credit union to sustain healthy growth over the long-term, you must think differently about your marketing strategy, placing staff and happy customer digital referrals at the core.Know Your Credit Union Member JourneyTransforming your credit union marketing strategy starts by transforming how you nurture and interact with existing members. Get to know your customer journey inside and out. When you understand what motivates people to become members, how they utilize your services, and what inspires them to spread the word to family and friends, you’ll be able to design a referral marketing program that attracts loyal members.Offer Incentives, Rewards, and BenefitsWhen you understand your members’ journeys and behaviors, you can build relevant and valuable incentives into your refer a friend marketing program. An incentive is any reward or benefit that an existing member will receive for referring a friend to your banking, loan, or investment services. If your members are not already encouraging friends to become a member as well, it’s because they don’t yet view themselves as your advocate or have a stake in your growth. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Dennis Schroder: Los Angeles Lakers close to finalising trade for Oklahoma City Thunder guard | NBA News

first_img– Advertisement – The Los Angeles Lakers are closing in on a trade that would see them acquire Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder. In exchange, the Thunder will receive guard Danny Green and the 28th overall pick in Wednesday’s NBA Draft, according to reports from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic’s Shams Charania.- Advertisement – Schroder was one of the most impactful bench players in the NBA last season as he averaged 18.9 points, four assists and 3.6 rebounds.At one stage he had been tipped as a frontrunner for the Sixth Man of the Year award, which was eventually won by the Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell. Go inside the locker room and watch the Los Angeles Lakers’ celebrations after they were crowned NBA champions – Advertisement – 1:26 LeBron James hugs Rajon Rondo after the Los Angeles Lakers sealed the NBA championship with a 4-2 series win over the Miami Heat The 27-year-old has averaged a career 14.1 points, 4.6 assists and 2.8 rebounds across 496 games, 177 of which he started, having spent five seasons with the Atlanta Hawks prior to landing in Oklahoma in 2018.Green averaged eight points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists for the Lakers last season, becoming a three-time NBA champion following previous wins with the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors.The 33-year-old may not be the only departure in LA, with reports suggesting veteran point guard Rajon Rondo is set to decline his $2.6m player option in view of hitting free agency.He averaged 7.1 points, five assists and three rebounds in 48 games last season en route to his second NBA championship victory.Want to watch even more of the NBA and WNBA but don’t have Sky Sports? Get the Sky Sports Action and Arena pack, click here. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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