GE Marine to Provide Turbines for New Japanese Warship

first_img View post tag: Japanese View post tag: New View post tag: Provide GE Marine is to provide IHI of Tokyo with LM2500 and LM500 gas turbines for the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force’s new 22DDH destroyer… October 7, 2011 View post tag: GE View post tag: turbines View post tag: Warship View post tag: marine View post tag: News by topic (motorship)[mappress]Source: motorship, October 07, 2011; View post tag: For GE Marine to Provide Turbines for New Japanese Warship View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: to Back to overview,Home naval-today GE Marine to Provide Turbines for New Japanese Warship Industry news View post tag: Navylast_img read more

Health range set to grow

first_imgNine new Weight Watchers breads are to be launched in January, joining the three already available.The range now includes Chilled Garlic Petit Pain, Chilled Garlic Ciabatta, Pitta, Wraps, Chilled Garlic and Coriander Naan and Bagels, all available at retailers from January.Andrew Chesters, managing director of Rivermill, manufacturing the breads under licence, said: “We are extremely confident these breads will fast become a staple purchase in the fast-growing health market. On average, Weight Watchers breads have 20% less calories and 40% higher fibre and the fact they are portion controlled makes it easy for the consumer to stick to their diet and succeed.”[http://www.rivermill.co.uk]last_img read more

If Harvard were to reopen today, who should be allowed to return?

first_imgThe event closed with two honored guests: Harvard President Larry Bacow and his wife, Adele Fleet Bacow, making one of their first appearances since recovering from the virus. “We live in an imperfect world. I think we would all acknowledge that,” said Larry Bacow. “I’m struck by how all of the choices that we face in this particular problem are bad choices. None are obvious; none are clearly the right thing to do. But act we must. We don’t have the luxury of saying that the problem is too hard; we can’t deal with it. We will deal with it; we’ll struggle with it; we’ll try to make the best choices that we can.”Added Adele Bacow, “I was particularly struck tonight by the range and diversity of people who cared enough about this topic to participate. It reinforces how important it is to have a multidisciplinary approach to think about ethics, to think about sciences, to think about policies to help us get through the pandemic. To the students and faculty who are working so hard we would say: We need you now more than ever.” Suppose Harvard were allowed to reopen tomorrow. Would it be ethical to allow a limited number of students to return, provided they tested virus-free and were willing to repeat the test daily?That and other hypotheticals were proposed by Michael Sandel in a campuswide Zoom event, “Harvard Live: Pandemic Ethics,” on Thursday evening. Sandel, Bass Professor of Government Theory at Harvard Law School, has lately been examining implications of COVID-19. Earlier this week he published a New York Times opinion piece, “Are We All in This Together?,” which argued that the pandemic has laid bare economic inequities and that we should take this opportunity to rectify them when the nation reopens.On Thursday Sandel took full advantage of the interactive format to involve the preregistered students and faculty in discussion and debate. His method was to propose a hypothetical and poll the audience on whether they felt it was ethical, then invite representatives on both sides to weigh in. The case for opening Harvard (presuming more reliable testing in sufficient quantity were available) got the closest vote — a narrow majority was in favor — and prompted lively disagreement.A Business School student who supported a limited return of students argued that there already are preconditions for attending school, including the administration of some vaccines. “Sure it’s unfair, but it’s a fact of life … You can’t be in large groups if you have a disease that is transmissible.” This worried a design student who pointed out that students with preexisting conditions were likelier to be excluded. As Sandel noted, Harvard would then be left with the tough choice of whether to extend benefits to a privileged few, or to allow them to nobody.Cabot Professor of Mathematics Curtis McMullen opposed the idea on both practical and ethical grounds. “We’ve been talking about these tests as if they are 100 percent reliable, which is doubtful. So if one student has an invalid certificate of immunity, it would infect the community. And I am also worried about the idea of equity: If Harvard is one of the few campuses that can open its doors because it has a great medical school and access to testing, what does that say about our society?” That said, he said it’s possible such a scenario could come to pass. “I can imagine that we would make the moral compromise and open the campus anyway, but I would be troubled.” “I’m struck by how all of the choices that we face in this particular problem are bad choices. None are obvious; none are clearly the right thing to do. But act we must.” — Larry Bacow, University president Center for Ethics launches COVID-19 Rapid Response Impact Initiative Keeping ethics alive during the pandemic At virtual seminar with municipal leaders, stresses that clear communication is vital during pandemic In a related question, Sandel asked if an “immunity test” were developed, should those who could pass it be allowed to return? Jane Mansbridge, the Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values at the Kennedy School, suggested that those in the most essential jobs might be allowed, with the possibility of a tax to share income with those unable to work. “I already think that those of us who have secure jobs, like you and me, should be sharing our incomes,” she told Sandel.Sandel also noted that we accept a loss of life in certain situations — such as auto accidents, which would be greatly reduced if the speed limit were reduced to 20 mph. So, he asked, should America reopen the economy and be prepared to accept similar losses through COVID-19? This also got a divided response, with a slim majority opposed, and proved tougher to answer.“As a physician, my placing of the human life is above all,” said Lawson Ung, a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School. “But [shutting down society] itself entails a lot of economic- and health-related outcomes, which may not be desirable. I worry about the slippery slope in quantifying the death toll. How many concessions is society willing to take on?” Related Obama: In trying times, truth first The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

Coping with cold

first_imgBy Mike IsbellUniversity of GeorgiaWow. It’s been really cold this winter.I’m surprised the creeping gardenias at my house have made it through the cold. Truly frigid weather (12 degrees at my house) is supposed to severely injure them. I knew that when I planted them, but it’s been so long since we’ve had a real winter I just didn’t think we’d see temperatures like that.Years ago — OK, many years ago, back when we had “real” winters and I was a kid at home in north Georgia, and back when it seemed to snow every year, and we saved water in big pots because the water pipes froze all the time, and I slept in an unheated room and no electric blanket — now, that was cold.At night, even with so many blankets and quilts I could hardly turn over in the bed, the only way to stay warm was to sleep rolled up in a ball. I didn’t dare stretch out, because those sheets at the foot of the bed were ice cold.We didn’t worryBack then, we didn’t worry about outdoor plants freezing. We worried about the water freezing and pipes bursting. And we didn’t worry too much about Spot and Butch, our old “sooner” dogs freezing. You do know what a “sooner” is, don’t you? You know –“sooner one breed or another.”Now we worry about our plants freezing.So if you’re worried that cold weather may cause the demise of your plants, here’s what you can do.Bring in your containerized plants. But remember, even an unheated garage can get below freezing. And I can tell you from experience that an unheated bedroom can, too.Add an extra layer of pine straw or mulch over perennials and annuals. Tender shrubs can be covered with cardboard boxes or thick blankets. Cover them all the way to the ground and leave the covering open to the ground so the heat radiating from the soil can rise up under the covering.No plasticDon’t cover the plants with plastic. That will encourage moisture lost from the foliage to condense on the leaves and flowers, causing ice crystals that may damage plant parts and cause more damage.And don’t try to spray the plants with water to form a layer of ice on the foliage. You just can’t apply the volume of water needed to make this type of freeze protection effective.Pansies can be frozen solid and still come back.How can they do that? I called horticulturist Paul Thomas at the university to find out.”When it gets cold,” Paul explained, “most plants die because the ice freezes within the cells and ruptures the cell membranes. This damage either kills the plant outright or allows in disease that quickly finishes off the plant.”Making antifreezePansies and many other perennials, he said, can sense the cold and move water from the cells into the between-cell spaces. They relocate water into the roots, too, where it is less likely to freeze underground.”When the water is removed, the cell contents inside are concentrated,” he said, “and all the sugars from photosynthesis form a simple antifreeze. The pansy may turn a dull, gray green, but it’s perfectly happy.”When things warm up, he said, the plants move water back into the cells and come back strong.I don’t know if “sooner” dogs can be frozen solid, but they always come back.last_img read more

Cricket News Find It Easier To Bowl In Death Overs: Deepak Chahar

first_imgNew Delhi: Deepak Chahar had an impressive outing in the Mohali Twenty20 International against South Africa on Wednesday. In his opening spell in the powerplay, he dismissed Reeza Hendricks for 6 and in the death overs, with South Africa aiming a big finish, he came back and got the wicket of Temba Bavuma for 49 to finish with 2/22 in four overs. Chahar has been impressive ever since his debut with his ability to swing the ball both in the air and off the pitch as well as using the variations. The death overs in any form of limited overs cricket is a challenge for bowlers. Most are unable to execute their skills and their confidence takes a beating after the batsmen go after them aggressively. For Chahar, the opposite is true. The youngster claimed that he relishes bowling in the death overs rather than in the powerplay as there are more fielders and he likes to take the batsmen by surprise.”Earlier I used to bowl more in the death overs and find it easier because in Powerplay you have only two fielders outside the circle and after that you have the protection of five fielders. You can use variation also in death overs. How I bowl depends on the batsmen. In the death overs, the batsmen is expecting yorkers or a slower ball but if you can also bowl a bouncer or knuckle ball, it can surprise him. You to have to keep guessing the batsman,” Chahar said.Also Read | Steve Smith Retains No.1 ICC Rankings, Says ‘Gave It All’ In Ashes 2019The Rajasthan pacer, who is used to open the bowling for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League and when asked about how he developed his skills, Chahar was unsure. In his opening spell of three overs, Chahar swung the ball and picked up the wicket of Reeza Hendricks before returning in the 18th over to remove a set Temba Bavuma with a well disguised slower ball. “I don’t know how I developed it (bowling at the top) but you have to do it when you are playing for India. It is challenging with only two fielders outside the circle. But I have started thinking sub-consciously that I will need to bowl three overs with two fielders outside the circle,” Chahar said.Also Read | MS Dhoni Cares About Indian Cricket And Is On Same Page With Us: Virat KohliIndia are gearing up for the 2020 World T20 which is in Australia and they have a total of 27 international Twenty20 games before they finalise their team composition. Chahar has impressed in the chances that he has got but he is aware that cementing his place in the Indian cricket team for the tournament is far from guaranteed. “There is one whole year left for that. I play each match as if it is my last for India. At this time Indian cricket is at the top. If you want to play you have to do well in almost every game. There is a lot of competition and may be that is why Indian cricket is at the top. There is no guarantee that you will get your place back even if you are returning from an injury,” Chahar said. The third and final game of the three-match Twenty20 International series will be played on September 21 at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore. With the first match in Dharamshala being abandoned due to rain and the second match in Mohali resulting in an India win, Virat Kohli’s side will be determined to clinch the series and continue their dominance of South Africa in limited overs cricket. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more