Wrenbridge founder’s eastern test of Endurance

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EDITORIAL: Stop spread of Covid-19 in jails, prisons

first_imgInside the correction system, officials should use the extra space to separate inmates as much as possible, do more testing to segregate sick inmates and to take other steps to interfere with the spread of the disease.Outside the walls, lawmakers ought to continue with the existing bail reforms unaltered so as not to add inmates to the system — at lease until they come up with well-thought-out measures to fix the flaws in the law.This is not a recommendation for throwing open the gates of hell. Nor is it unusual under these unusual circumstances.On Tuesday, for instance, New Jersey began the release of 1,000 inmates jailed for probation violations, those convicted in municipal courts and those sentenced for low-level crimes. New York City is considering releasing more than 1,000 inmates from its overcrowded Rikers Island jail. And other cities and states are taking or considering similar actions.New York needs to protect its citizens, including those in its custody.Done diligently, responsibly and with strong consideration for public safety, this can be an effective way to reduce the spread of this very contagious, very dangerous disease. GAZETTE COVID-19 COVERAGEThe Daily Gazette is committed to keeping our community safe and informed and is offering our COVID-19 coverage to you free.Our subscribers help us bring this information to you. Please consider a subscription at DailyGazette.com/Subscribe to help support these efforts.Thank YouMany aren’t even serving time for actual new crimes, but instead have been tossed into cells for violating rules like not calling their parole officers or failing to make a meeting.Many have been convicted of minor, non-violent crimes that don’t involve threats to public safety. And many haven’t been convicted of any crime at all, but are jailed awaiting a court date for lack of bail after their arrest.Yet their lives, and the lives of other inmates, correctional officers and prison staff are in great danger because of the potential explosion of Covid-19 cases inside the walls.If health officials think spreading the virus is easy in a crowded bar or church, imagine how easily and quickly it could spread in jails and prisons, which are damp, unsanitary places where too many people are crammed into very close quarters with little ventilation and not enough measures to ensure cleanliness or proper hygiene. Most inmates aren’t even allowed access to hand-sanitizer because it contains alcohol.The combination of the coronavirus and these unique conditions could be a potential health catastrophe that state officials need to take immediate steps to address.To help slow the spread of the virus in jails and prisons, conditions need to be eased by reducing the concentration of people in these facilities. That should involve identifying non-violent and elderly inmates who pose absolutely no threat to society and then facilitating their early release.Many inmates, for instance, are within a month or so of their release dates and would be released in a short time anyway. They should be let go early. Many inmates who are in for minor parole violations or technical issues should be let go. Those involved in specific non-violent crimes should be considered for release. Categories: Editorial, OpinionNot everybody in a New York state jail or prison poses a danger to society.Not all are serving life-sentences.Not all of them are young punks or gang members lifting weights and looking for trouble. Many are elderly and sick individuals who have served many years behind bars and no longer resemble their once-criminal selves.center_img GAZETTE COVID-19 COVERAGEThe Daily Gazette is committed to keeping our community safe and informed and is offering our COVID-19 coverage to you free.Our subscribers help us bring this information to you. Please consider a subscription at DailyGazette.com/Subscribe to help support these efforts.Thank YouMore from The Daily Gazette:HIGH NOTES: PPEs, fighting hunger, backpacks and supplies for kidsEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: No more extensions on vehicle inspectionsEDITORIAL: Make a game plan for voting. Do it now.last_img read more

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Newly established firm expands sales of gas detectors in China

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Scana to deliver offloading system for Libra FPSO

first_imgScana Industrier ASA has been awarded, through its subsidiary Scana Offshore Vestby, a contract to deliver an Offloading System to Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd in Singapore for the Libra EWT FPSO.The Libra EWT FPSO is a conversion of a Teekay shuttletanker and will be used on the Libra field in Brazil.Jurong Shipyard secured a $696 million contract to convert a shuttle tanker into an FPSO for Libra in October 2014.According to Scana’s press release, this is the first delivery for Scana Offshore Vestby to Jurong Shipyard.The project will start immediately and delivery will be in the first quarter of 2016.[mappress mapid=”1999″]last_img

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Arshiya Logistics doubles up

first_imgThe first shipment saw Arshiya Logistics, part of Intergroup Shipping, move a 750 tonne Manitowoc crane from Mesaieed, Qatar to Masan, Korea for a Korean multinational. The crane was dismantled at the QAFCO Fertiliser complex, Mesaieed Industrial City on the east coast of Qatar peninsula and transported in sections to Doha port. The consignor insisted on the consignment being shipped in one movement.Arshiya chartered Hoegh Line’s ro-ro ship Pacific Spirit for the movement. The consignment consisted of 106 pieces. Thirty-eight flat bed trailers and 18 low bed trailers were used, as well as six 16 m trailers.In the second project, Arshiya moved eight pieces of used construction equipment to a Malaysian destination from Qatar.The equipment was loaded at Abu Nakla, Qatar and had to be urgently delivered to the client’s site at Bukit Beruntung Rawang, Malaysia. The 484 cu m cargo was shipped on a NYK line ro-ro vessel to Port Klang. The voyage took around two weeks.Arshiya Logistics has joined the International Freight & Logistics Network as project cargo has proved to be a significant growth area for the IFLN.last_img read more

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Trump, in Florida, calls female accusers ‘horrible liars’

first_img Published: October 13, 2016 1:44 PM EDT Updated: October 13, 2016 7:16 PM EDT Trump, in Florida, calls female accusers ‘horrible liars’ WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Rocked by allegations of sexual assault, Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at his female accusers as “horrible, horrible liars” as the deeply divisive presidential campaign sank further into charges and countercharges of predatory treatment of women.The Republican businessman devoted much of his talk in West Palm Beach to defending himself against multiple reports of inappropriate sexual behavior – accusations that he blamed on Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the news media.“These vicious claims about me, of inappropriate conduct with women, are totally and absolutely false. And the Clintons know it,” Trump declared. His accusers, he said, “are horrible people. They’re horrible, horrible liars.”The comments came minutes after he called a reporter “a sleazebag” for asking whether Trump had ever touched or groped a woman without her consent.First lady Michelle Obama, meanwhile, offered an emotional counterargument in battleground New Hampshire, warning that Trump’s behavior sends a dangerous message to the nation’s children.“The belief that you can do anything you want to a woman, it is cruel, it is frightening, and the truth is it hurts,” Obama said. She added, “We can’t expose our children to this any longer, not for another minute, let alone for four years.”The New York Times and the Palm Beach Post on Wednesday reported stories about three women who alleged Trump had inappropriately touched them. Separately, a People Magazine reporter wrote a detailed first-person account of being attacked by Trump while interviewing the businessman and his wife, Melania Trump.Trump said the claims “are all fabricated.”“They’re pure fiction, and they’re outright lies. These events never happened,” he said at the West Palm Beach rally.He added, “I will not allow the Clinton machine to turn our campaign into a discussion of their slanders and lies.”The crowd in West Palm Beach lent full-throated support to Trump.“What he said in public is a hundred times less than what [Clinton] did in public,” said Joe Guido, one of several thousand in attendance at the rally.Some lined up as early as 4 a.m., eight hours before the scheduled start time and nine hours before Trump actually took the stage. Many came ready with signs and Trump-themed gear.Many of Trump’s backers remain unmoved by the allegations, saying they’re behind Trump until the end.“I have never had any problems thinking he wouldn’t make it to the end, and i still feel that way, even through everything they put up against him,” Trump supporter Helen Holmberg said. “He’s still going strong and I think if he has that confidence, we need to have that confidence in him.”Trump’s campaign signaled Thursday that it would spend the election’s final month relitigating Bill Clinton’s marital affairs and unproven charges of sexual assault, as well as what Trump says is Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s role in intimidating the women who were involved.The developments come less than a week after the publication of a 2005 recording in which the Republican nominee boasted of using his fame to kiss and grab women without their consent.In an interview broadcast Thursday, the soap opera actress in the video said Trump’s comments were offensive. But actress Arianne Zucker, on NBC’s “Today,” said she wasn’t shocked, given “that type of personality.”The revelation of the video last Friday prompted many Republicans to withdraw their support for Trump – with some calling for him to drop out of the race – though a handful have since switched back to supporting him.Clinton adviser Jennifer Palmieri said the latest revelations match “everything we know about the way Donald Trump has treated women.”Taken together, the stories about Trump and his retorts about Bill Clinton have plunged an already rancorous campaign to new lows. The real estate mogul has also aggressively charged that Hillary Clinton not only needs to be defeated in November but also imprisoned: “Honestly, she should be locked up,” he said Thursday.And his campaign is facing questions about ties to Russian interests accused of hacking Democratic groups, as well as the hacking of a top Clinton adviser’s emails.For Trump, the cumulative effect appears to be a tumble in the battleground states he needs to win in November. What was already a narrow path to the 270 Electoral College votes needed for victory is virtually indiscernible for Trump unless there’s a significant shake-up in the race between now and Nov. 8Rather than trying to make up ground by shifting attention back to issues like trade that have energized Trump backers and could appeal to new voters, the Republican campaign appears to be moving swiftly to make Bill Clinton’s past a centerpiece of its campaign.Building on Trump’s decision to bring three Bill Clinton accusers to last week’s presidential debate, the Republican nominee is expected to have the women appear with him on stage at rallies and do television interviews, according to a person briefed on the plan but not authorized to discuss it publicly. They were not on stage in West Palm Beach.The Trump campaign’s hope is to showcase the decades-old accusations to young voters, particularly women, who may not have been old enough to remember the controversies that dogged the Clintons in the 1990s. If the campaign can’t get them to vote for Trump, the hope is that they will stay home and depress turnout, which would likely hurt Democrats.But it’s unclear whether Trump’s strategy is even aimed at winning the election at this point.Increasingly, Trump’s campaign feels like an opportunity for longtime Clinton opponents to air decades worth of grievances about the Democratic power couple on the biggest stage in American politics.Trump confidant and informal adviser Roger Stone has long encouraged Trump to make Bill Clinton’s alleged assaults and the way his wife treated his accusers a centerpiece of the campaign. Steve Bannon, the campaign’s chief executive, ran Breitbart News, a conservative website that eagerly promotes conspiracy theories about the Clintons.Hillary Clinton, who is on pace to become America’s first female president if her lead holds, has tried to stay above the fray. She has yet to respond directly to Trump’s decision to resurrect accusations about her husband.Back in New Hampshire, Michelle Obama said, “Enough is enough.”“This has got to stop right now. Because consider this: If all of this is painful to us as grown women, what do you think this is doing to our children?”Trump is headed to Cincinnati for his next appearance, while running mate Mike Pence is scheduled to be in Pensacola and Miami on Friday. Related Articles: Author: Associated Press SHARE Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know.last_img read more

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Skanska signs NKr1·34bn Vestfold line contract

first_imgNORWAY: Infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket has awarded Skanska a NKr1·34bn contract to build a 9 km section of a new 23·5 km alignment between Farriseidet and Porsgrunn suitable for 250 km/h running.The double-track line will replace the existing 35 km line which is only suitable for low speeds. The project forms part of the Vestfold line upgrade intended to reduce journey times between Oslo and Skien. The contract was signed on April 22, and work is expected to commence in June for completion in August 2016. It is the third of four contracts for construction of new line, and Jernbaneverket expects to sign the final contract in August.last_img

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Ethiopia’s COVID-19 cases rise to 92

first_imgEthiopia confirms nine new COVID-19 cases Ethiopia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 92 after seven more people were confirmed, the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health said in a statement Thursday.The ministry revealed that from the total of 401 medical tests that were conducted in the last 24 hours, seven of them tested positive for COVID-19, eventually bringing the total number of cases to 92.According to figures from the ministry, all of the latest seven individuals were Ethiopian nationals – five males and two females.The Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health also said that 15 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have so far recovered from the virus.The ministry has previously disclosed three patients have died due to COVID-19 related illnesses.Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous nation with about 107 million people, confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 13.The Ethiopian government has instituted a wide range of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives – the lower house of the Ethiopian parliament – has already announced a five-month state of emergency to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country.Related Ethiopia confirms four new COVID-19 casescenter_img Ethiopia confirms eight new COVID-19 caseslast_img read more

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Kaelus Adds 40W Power Option to its Existing Portable PIM Analyzer

first_imgKaelus, a supplier of high-quality, PIM test and measurement instruments and RF conditioning solutions, who was recently acquired by Microdata Telecom, has released a 40 W high power upgrade option for its existing 20W iPA-0707A battery portable passive intermodulation (PIM) analyzer.By upgrading the existing 20W iPA-0707A to the 40W iPA-0707D, it is possible to identify external PIM using 40W where a typical 20W carrier power level is not sufficient to test external PIM. The upgrade includes a brand new battery, a new 40W amplifier, and a full service and calibration. At a fraction of the cost, this upgrade provides the ability to perform all the measurements of the 20W iPA, plus the ability to test for external PIM with the new 40W capability.Product Features:40W (+46 dBm) max power output per carrier, able to be reduced to +3 dBm in steps of 1 dBFitted with a high-efficiency 40W amplifier that has minimal impact on battery run timeSame size, weight, and interface of the Kaelus 20W iPACompatible with the Kaelus RTF ModuleCompatible with the Kaelus ACE calibration extenderRugged and portable constructionClick here for more information on the 40W upgrade option.last_img read more

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Seward Highway Water Spout Closed Due To Falling Rocks

first_imgDOT is advising individuals to stay in their vehicles at all times for the safety of themselves and other travelers. McCarthy: “We are cautioning people not to stop in that area, don’t collect water, and if you don’t have to travel don’t do it.”  FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The popular Seward Highway MP 109 water spout is currently barricaded off and will be unavailable as rock continues to fall in the area. A travel advisory is still in effect for the highway between milepost 104 and milepost 114 due to the danger of rockslides from aftershocks. Shannon McCarthy with the Department of Transportation: “I had a lady call me to tell me she had actually stopped at mile 109 to gather water at the water spout. While she was trying to get some water an aftershock hit, the rocks came down on her she had to retreat very quickly, and we are very lucky we didn’t lose her.”last_img read more

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