ESAB introduces a low hydrogen flux

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Ecoshield Rudder and Gear Protection for a Wide Range of Vessels

first_imgOver the last two months the rudders of several types of vessels were given an Ecoshield protective coating at yards in China, the US, Poland and the UK.Among them were three container vessels, an oil tanker, a tug boat and a vehicle carrier.Most of these ships belong to different owners, but they all experienced the same problems. Cavitation corrosion damage had appeared on the rudders of their ships. Often a rudder is not given the proper protection against cavitation and the resulting erosion and corrosion damage. In those cases the financial consequences can be extensive for the owner.Tests in a flow channel, carried out in Grenoble, have confirmed that Ecoshield performs extremely well under severe cavitation. The coating will prevent corrosion damage from reoccurring on an existing ship or can protect the rudder(s) of a newbuild vessel against cavitation and corrosion damage from the very start for the life of the vessel. It is the only known coating that can provide this type of full protection.[mappress]Press Release, December 20, 2013last_img read more

Climb on Top of Siemens’ Offshore Wind Turbine!

first_imgSiemens has created an interactive tool on its website, which allows users to get a 360° view of an offshore wind farm along with an additional insight into technological solutions and offshore wind jobs.Once placed on top of an offshore wind turbine, users can start exploring by clicking on certain spots within the 3D surroundings to get more information about the company, blades, in addition to various types of wind turbines and work positions in the industry.Users can learn more about offshore wind via text or a video, and some of the info boxes which take the story to another level by entering a certain field of offshore wind development.Offshore WIND Staff, April 4, 2014last_img

Depp’s ‘assassin’ comments the latest in celebrity anger

first_img SHARE Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. NEW YORK (AP) Johnny Depp has sparked controversy for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president.“When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” Depp asked the crowd at Glastonbury Festival, in reference to the death of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth in 1865.The 54-year-old “Pirates of the Caribbean” star then added: “I want to qualify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it has been awhile and maybe it is time.”The Secret Service in a statement said Friday it “is aware of the comments in question. For security reasons, we cannot discuss specifically nor in general terms the means and methods of how we perform our protective responsibilities.”Depp was at the festival Thursday to introduce a screening of his 2004 film, “The Libertine.” He played Trump last year in a Funny or Die video parody of the businessman’s 1987 book, “The Art of the Deal.”He seemed to know his comments were going to get him into trouble, prefacing his remarks with, “By the way, this is going to be in the press. It will be horrible.” Depp’s remarks came eight days after a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers as they practiced for a charity baseball game.Depp’s remarks come weeks after The Public Theater in New York was criticized for its production of “Julius Caesar” that portrayed a Trump-like dictator in a business suit with a long tie who gets knifed to death onstage. The theater said it never advocates violence as a solution to political problems.The show followed condemnation for comedian Kathy Griffin, who lost her job co-hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve special and had all her upcoming comedy shows canceled after posing for a photograph in which she gripped a likeness of the president’s severed, bloody head. Pop star Madonna also was criticized for saying at a rally that she had thought “an awful lot about blowing up the White House.”Musicians have also gone after the president, with a Snoop Dogg’s video of him shooting a Trump-lookalike clown and Moby putting out a video in which Trump resembles a Nazi-like Iron Man who takes over the world with a missile-firing machine shaped like a swastika and dollar symbol.Trump’s election has not quieted many in the arts community who assailed the candidate, with Robert De Niro saying he’d “like to punch” Trump “in the face,” Carly Simon repurposing her song “You’re So Vain” into an anti-Trump anthem and singer-rapper Will.i.am’s damning video “GRAB’m by the ….”Other presidents have found themselves the target of celebrity ire, including George W. Bush, who was attacked by the Dixie Chicks and by Kanye West, who famously said Bush “doesn’t care about black people.” Depp’s ‘assassin’ comments the latest in celebrity anger Published: June 23, 2017 1:42 PM EDT last_img read more

Soldotna Kaladis To Donate New Year’s Proceeds

first_imgReminder: the Sterling Highway location will be closed on New Years Day Kelly King, KPBSD Students in Transition Homeless Liaison in a release from the district: “Many of these projects have been taking place for multiple years, and we are so grateful for the relationships we’ve created and the effort and energy that goes into them each year. We thank these groups and all the individuals who contributed for being part of the community of care. It is beautiful.” Heuiser: “Our former CFO Dale Tran, who passed in 2017, started up the New Years Day giving. So, every Kaladi Cafe’ donates 100% of their sales to a non-profit of their choosing. Kaladi is a catalyst for community, and it’s just a way to start the year right.”  As of December 13 the Students in Transition (SIT) program is serving 119 youth, and 36 are unaccompanied. By the end of the school year, they will likely average about 250 youth who are experiencing homelessness, and staying in school with supports from the SIT program, according to the release from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A cup of Kaladi Brothers Coffee will go a long way on New Year’s Day. Kaladi Brothers employees at the Kobuk store in Soldotna will once again be spending New Year’s Day volunteering their time to support a local non profit. Kaladi Brothers will be donating 100% of their beverage sales towards the Students in Transition Program. Last year the store donated all beverage sales to the Boys and Girls Club of Soldotna. This event is a 27 year Kaladi tradition, that has been renamed to honor the memory of Dale Tran whose relentless dedication to this event and the community as a whole was felt throughout Alaska. Scott Heuiser, Soldotna Store Manager: “We chose the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Students in Transition program for homeless students and youth. What that program does is provide support and services for students experiencing homelessness in grades K-12.”last_img read more

Player in Portugal ahead of Man City exit to undergo medical,…

first_imgManchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala has reportedly arrived in Portugal, where he’s set to sign for his old club Porto. It’s local newspaper O Jogo who reports it today, saying the player has landed in Lisbon and will now have his medicals ahead of the move.O Jogo says that Mangala already has an agreement with the Dragons, and also got to a deal with Manchester City so he can leave the club for free this summer.Now these medicals represent a lot for the move, since Porto are concerned about the Frenchman’s current conditions.Embed from Getty ImagesO Jogo claims that should Mangala passes his medicals, then it’s very likely that he signs for the Dragons by the end of the week.Porto want the transfer to be done as soon as possible so they can start replacing their defensive duo Éder Militão and Felipe, who are leaving for Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, respectively.Mangala played for Porto between 2011 and 2014, having made 95 appearances for the club. He moved to Manchester City on a €30m deal.last_img read more

Racing Point in the pink for 2019 F1 season

first_imgThe team was rebranded as Racing Point after a consortium led by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll took over Force India last year ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix.Racing Point principal Otmar Szafnauer said the team was targeting a top four finish in the world championship this season after failing to make a podium in nine races last year.“The long-term aim is to take this team to the very top of the sport,” Szafnauer said.“We want to be fighting for podiums on merit and aiming for a strong top four finish in the championship.”Mexican driver Perez retained his drive after recording five podium finishes with the team in its Force India guise after joining in 2014.The 29-year-old said he hopes to benefit from the removal of the uncertainty surrounding the team’s ownership.“We have stability and strong leadership at the top, which is important because it means I can simply focus on the driving and performance,” he said.“I want us to be the best of the rest once again.”Perez has a new team-mate however in Lance Stroll, the son of the team owner.Stroll joins from Williams after racing two seasons in Formula One which included a first podium in 2017 at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.“I want us to be competitive right from the start,” Stroll said. “It’s way too early to know how we compare to the other teams, but right here today I believe we should be fighting for points in every race.“My goal is to get back on the podium in 2019 as well.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Racing Point’s Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez unveil their new-look car for the 2019 Formula One season © AFP / Cole BURSTONTORONTO, Canada, Feb 13 – Racing Point unveiled its new look for the 2019 Formula One season on Wednesday, showing off a striking pink livery branded with the logo of African betting company Sportpesa.At a formal media presentation at the Canadian International Autoshow in Toronto, Racing Point’s car was displayed alongside drivers Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll.last_img read more

Making them listen

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Encino What the charter says Re: “Powers for local councils sidelined” (Aug. 17): There is an important misperception in Councilman Jack Weiss’ statement that “The (neighborhood council) system was intended to provide council members with input on their neighborhoods.” The City Charter says that neighborhood councils must represent “the many diverse interests in communities and shall have an advisory role on issues of concern to the neighborhood.” In Silver Lake, we are concerned about many issues, not only those that affect our local streets. Weiss also expressed concern that neighborhood councils might propose that the city take a position on a state or federal issue. The City Council does regularly endorse or oppose measures being considered at higher levels of government, and has full-time, paid lobbyists who advocate for our “legislative agenda.” Given that the charter says the city must “receive input from neighborhood councils prior to decisions by the City Council, City Council committees and boards and commissions,” the legislative agenda is fair game for neighborhood councils’ advice. Re: “Powers for local councils sidelined” (Aug. 17): The City Council can rush on the ballot a proposal to give themselves four more years at the taxpayers’ expense, but they don’t want the neighborhood councils to be able to introduce motions, city policy and/or represent the people in their neighborhoods. Councilman Greig Smith and his City Council partners are worried about the integrity of the City Council because they are afraid of lobbyists and special-interest groups being able to buy what they want. Memo to City Council and the mayor: You have already been bought and paid for by the lobbyists and special interest groups. To the neighborhood councils, it is time to work together and start a grass-roots campaign to recall all elected officials in Los Angeles. Then maybe the politicians will listen to us? – Jeff Trovatten – Jason Lyon Representative at large Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Politicizing terror Britain’s arrest of 21 terrorists for targeting Americans and American airlines serves to remind us that we haven’t accomplished much since 9-11. It’s five years later. Bin Laden is still on the loose. Al-Qaida has morphed into dozens of hate-America groups, and the war in Iraq has created a never-ending supply of recruits for them. Last week, when 9-11 commissioners were stating the war in Iraq is harming security here at home, Republicans were busy attacking Democrats because they don’t support the war, and Democrats were busy attacking Republicans because they won’t question the war. Didn’t 9-11 and Katrina teach us anything? Let’s stop politicalizing terror and start finding solutions. – Loretta Kemsley Sylmar Seems too odd Re: “JonBen t suspect nabbed” (Aug. 17): Seems too odd that this sicko did the killing. I am sorry if the parents had nothing to do with the death, but they are the ones who acted guilty and didn’t try to help the case at all. – Martha Ballardo Montrose War in our time Re: “Peace with honor” (Your Opinions, Aug. 16): Don Evans tried to draw a parallel between Neville Chamberlain’s vacuous boast in London on Sept. 30, 1938, and the current cease-fire in Lebanon. He then asked if anyone sees a similarity. No, Don, but I see a great dissimilarity. Whereas Chamberlain clucked about “… peace in our time,” neither the Israelis nor the Bush administration have called the current cease-fire a “peace.” And furthermore, our president and the administration continue to warn us that the war against terrorism will be long and unlike any we have ever fought. – Sid D. Conkwright Van Nuys Illegal-immigrant laws Re: “Town sued over immigration rules” (Briefly, Aug. 16): I applaud the officials of Allentown, Pennsylvania, who are being sued by the ACLU for cracking down on illegal immigrants by approving measures to fine landlords $1,000 for renting to illegals, denying business permits to those who hire illegals and making English the official city language. Evidence of illegals’ impact on society can be found on another page of the Daily News where the city test results were published and my neighborhood tax-dollar-supported public school, Bassett Elementary, posted a pitiful 40 percent language proficiency. Perhaps Allentown has the foresight to not want to become the next Los Angeles? – Tony Bliss Van Nuys Pet-protection bill Re: “Pet-protection bill advances (Aug. 17): I can only say “It’s about time” and “Better late than never,” to make it a crime to leave pets unattended in cars on hot days, and I truly respect State Sen. Liz Figueroa, D-Fremont, for proposing this bill. (Why not change the name of Figueroa Street to Liz Figueroa Street?) Now if only more pet owners would spay and neuter … . – Eddie Cress Sylmar Civil-service pay A new report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis confirms that the average federal civilian worker earns $106,579 a year in total compensation, or twice the $53,289 in wages and benefits for the typical private worker. This federal pay premium costs taxpayers big bucks because Uncle Sam’s annual payroll is now $200 billion a year. Wouldn’t it be nice to see Sacramento put out the same information. Wanna bet it is the same relative to we the taxpayers? Highest pay in so many job categories matched by the worst performance. They have milked the tax money meant to keep the state healthy and the infrastructure functioning. – Bob Driscoll Woodland Hills Bicycles, testosterone What assurance do we have that a little slight of hand didn’t take place between the time Floyd Landis donated his urine sample and the time it reached the laboratory where it was tested. A switch with someone who did inject themselves would be entirely possible. Why? So another country could claim the title. Really not so far-fetched, now is it? – Jack Wollard Sunland IQ not strong point I note that in the Aug. 6 Daily News Online Poll, to the question “Do you think Saddam had weapons of mass destruction in 2003,” 67 percent answered yes. This brings to mind the observation of H.L. Mencken that nobody ever lost money underestimating the intelligence of the American people. I would hazard a guess that this same 67 percent of the respondents would support President Bush 100 percent if he called for an invasion of Canada for transporting pharmaceutical drugs at wholesale prices for mass distribution. – Lawrence Wilner North Hollywood We are less safe Five years after 9-11, we are less safe. Stay on course? I hardly think so. And Cheney thinks Connecticut voters are supporting al-Qaida? I am absolutely sure that history will look back on this regime as one of the worst groups we as voters ever allowed to “serve” us. We will wake up. The masses always do. Unfortunately, some, like the fabled lemmings, will already be over the cliff. – Jan C. Porter Canyon Country By their bungling … The greatest single obstacle to successfully fighting terrorism is the incompetent Bush administration. Their bungling, both in conceiving policy and executing it, is exceeded only by their dishonesty in trying to cover up their mistakes. – Guy O’Brien Pasadena160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more