Compilation of the best tries in Super Rugby 2017

first_imgTuesday Aug 8, 2017 Compilation of the best tries in Super Rugby 2017 As always, there were some incredible tries scored in this season’s Super Rugby tournament. A few in particular stand out, but if you’ve got 15 minutes to kill, sit back and watch this compilation that features some sensational bits of play from all the Super Rugby sides.It would be very difficult to name a number one, but if you had to, which try would it be?credit: harry ashcroftADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries , Super Rugby 2017 Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Classic: Cordoba House / Emilio Ambasz

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/224879/classic-cordoba-house-emilio-ambasz Clipboard “COPY” Housing Spain ArchDaily Classic: Cordoba House / Emilio AmbaszSave this projectSaveClassic: Cordoba House / Emilio Ambasz Save this picture!© Michele Alassio+ 9 Share CopyHousing•Seville, Spain Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/224879/classic-cordoba-house-emilio-ambasz Clipboardcenter_img Photographs Classic: Cordoba House / Emilio Ambasz 1975 CopyAbout this officeEmilio AmbaszOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingSevilleDabasCórdobaHouses3D ModelingSpainPublished on April 11, 2012Cite: “Classic: Cordoba House / Emilio Ambasz” 11 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Michele Alassio  Save this picture!© Michele AlassioRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Fiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationSituated on a promontory overlooking a lake, the house appears like a very strong hieratic, only after the road’s last turn. Once a treeless prominence, the house’s surrounding site has become populated with olive trees.Save this picture!© Michele AlassioTwo tall, rough stuccoed white walls meet at a right angle, creating an envelope for the house, and defining its entrance. From this entrance, auditorium like steps of increasingly greater width lead down to an open-air square patio onto which the house opens. The walls outside meeting edge is oriented towards the North, so that its balcony is shaded, and the light entering the house is one moderated by the sunlight reflection on the walls’ inner sides. The walls’ orientation shelters the house from Northern winds.Save this picture!© Michele AlassioThe house is centered around the formal square patio, onto which all rooms open, in the Arabic-Andalusian tradition. This formal square patio is an outdoor extension of the living spaces since full walls of glass stack away to allow free movement from the outdoors to the indoors. An ambulatory, so oriented as to be always in shade, defines the patio’s two other sides, and serves as the transition between the house and patio. Save this picture!© Michele AlassioThe interior of the house consists, simply, of a large continuous space, defined on one side by long sinuous walls, with different areas defined by smooth cavities excavated into the floor and echoed by the ceiling above. The perimeter walls are washed by the soft diffuse light descending from the skylights. All practical needs and services (kitchen, baths, storage, etc.) are satisfied by diverse containers placed adjacent to the living room. One rests and sleeps either in the living areas or in the quiescent alcoves enclosed within the sidewalls. The informal curvilinear second patio insures cross-ventilation and allows for a more direct and informal access to the outside.Save this picture!© Michele AlassioThe balcony–another feature reminiscent of Andalusian architecture and a remarkable example of regional craftsmanship composed of over 3,000 pieces–provides a stirring view of the lake and the surrounding landscape. The ensemble of the house and its balcony, although not by conscious intention, recall the once ever present Andalusian observation towers (atalaya) used to observe the movements of Moorish troops and pirates. To accede to the balcony, two cantilevered metal stairways are provided, so designed that one invites to ascend, the other favors the descent. Water cascades within the handrails excavated, as deep grooves, on the high walls. The water, rushing down, generates at the bottom of the stairs and at the central semi-circular fountain that collects it, a great amount of sound. As the visitor ascends to the balcony, where the water originates, the sound becomes quieter until it seems to become liquid silence.Save this picture!© Michele AlassioThe house was built in the open, and then earth was collected against its walls to create an all enveloping berm, insulating the house. The building technique, as practiced by local builders, is of concrete and bricks: concrete floor and wall slabs resting on beds of cast sand; a liner of fiberglass, fused at the seams, is wrapped entirely around the buried surfaces. Insulated double walls and slender columns support a concrete roof vaulted in several places to help define living areas.Save this picture!© Michele AlassioTo keep the house cool in the hot-dry climate of Southern Spain, it is insulated by covering its roof with earth; this keeps it naturally cool in the hot, southern climate. Furthermore, it integrates the roof onto the surrounding greenery.Project gallerySee allShow lessWorld of Chlorophyll / IAMZ Design StudioArticlesCuratorial Opportunities at the CCA 2012ArticlesProject locationAddress:Seville, Sevilla, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects “COPY” Architects: Emilio Ambasz Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

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Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP Adds Prominent Civil Litigator Karin Swope to Launch Seattle…

first_img Pinterest Previous articleWarren Gfeller Named to U.S. Department of Agriculture Advisory CommitteeNext articleUserTesting Recognized as a Top Bay Area Workplace by Fortune and Built In Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Facebook Twitter Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP Adds Prominent Civil Litigator Karin Swope to Launch Seattle Office BURLINGAME, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Karin Swope, a nationally recognized civil litigator, is joining Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP. Swope was a Partner for several years at Keller Rohrback in Seattle and will join as a new partner and launch CPM’s new Seattle office. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005233/en/ Karin B. Swope (Photo: Business Wire) Swope is a graduate of Amherst College and Columbia Law School, and later served as a law clerk to the Honorable John C. Coughenour in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Following that, she served as a clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Cowen of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. At Keller Rohrback, Swope was a leader on many of the largest, most complex class action cases in the country, and developed a national reputation handling intellectual property and privacy, consumer protection, antitrust and securities cases around the country. Swope is a leader in promoting women in the legal profession and repeatedly acknowledged as one of the leading women attorneys in the country. Swope is an Adjunct Professor at Seattle University School of law, where she teaches the Intellectual Property Art Law Clinic. She is currently serving as President of the Board of the Intellectual Property Section of the Washington State Bar Association and a member of the Western Washington Federal Bar Association Local Rules Committee. She has presented or co-chaired numerous CLEs on topics ranging from E-Discovery practices to Intellectual Property. Given her background, Swope will work as a partner at Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy and her complex litigation experience will further strengthen the firm’s representation of consumers and investors around the country. She will be working with Mark Molumphy, Anne Marie Murphy, Brian Danitz and Justin Berger and their teams on various cutting-edge cases. About Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP engages exclusively in litigation and trials and has earned a national reputation for its dedication to prosecuting or defending socially just actions. The firm has handled some of the largest securities, antitrust, consumer protection, privacy and mass torts cases including extensive aviation and environmental cases. The firm has also handled civil rights and socially responsible pro-bono cases. To learn more about the firm, visit www.cpmlegal.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005233/en/ CONTACT: Nirav Engineer Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP (650) 697-6000 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: LEGAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOURCE: Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005233/en Local NewsBusinesscenter_img WhatsApp Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 WhatsApp Facebook TAGS  last_img read more

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Study: Fewer Loans to Be Assessed Under Revised CRA Rule

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Study: Fewer Loans to Be Assessed Under Revised CRA Rule The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Sign up for DS News Daily Community Reinvestment Act Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 2020-07-06 Mike Albanese Related Articles Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago One of the impacts of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) new rule aimed at “strengthening and modernizing” the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) will be that far fewer loans will be evaluated for their adherence to CRA standards and goals, according to research from the Urban Institute.The OCC released its new CRA rule on May 20 after reviewing more than 7,500 comments from various stakeholders. The OCC adopted its original rule to meet some of the proposals in the comments, including clarifying the quantity and quality of CRA activities and increasing credit for mortgage loans to promote affordable housing.The final rule received praise from some within the industry as well as staunch criticism from Rep. Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee.Researchers from the Urban Institute are now expressing concerns with the new rule, claiming that fewer loans would be reviewed by CRA standards. Thus there is less assurance and insight into whether and how banks are meeting the specific needs of local communities.While conceding that the new rule does “offer some improvements over the proposed rule,” the researchers ultimately call the new rule “unsatisfactory.”“CRA regulations should ensure the goals of the CRA statute are aligned with its execution and should evaluate banks on the importance of the bank’s activities to the local community,” wrote three Urban Institute researchers. “Tying evaluation instead to the importance of the activity to the bank misses the point and ignores the fact that many activities constituting an as small share of the bank’s business have outsize importance to the bank’s community.”The researchers take issue with the fact that the new rule does not assess particular loans unless the local retail lending makes up at least 15% of the bank’s total origination volume from that retail line.Relying on 2018 lending data, the Urban Institute found that in New York City, 17% of small business loans would not be evaluated for their small business lending in the community under the new rule. By dollar volume, this amount makes up 30% of small business lending in the metro and 26% of low- to moderate-income small business lending.In the Worcester, Massachusetts metro, 33% fewer low- to moderate-income loans would be evaluated under the new rule, and 64% less dollar volume of loans would be evaluated, according to the Urban Institute.Small farm loans would also be often left out of CRA evaluations because they do not make up more than 15% of originations at the banks making them. For example, in Indianapolis, which the Urban Institute says is the metropolitan statistical area with the smallest farm loans, 72% of small farm loans would not be subject to CRA review. By dollar volume, 83% of loans would be exempt.A move to reverse the new CRA rule was proposed by Waters and has passed the House.However, the Community Bankers Association previously praised the rule for “attempting to bring an analog regulation into a digital rule” and for creating a “more transparent and objective process for measuring banks’ continued service to their clients.”  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Study: Fewer Loans to Be Assessed Under Revised CRA Rule Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Community Reinvestment Act Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago July 6, 2020 785 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: The Changing Landscape for Real Estate Agents Next: Supreme Court Rules on TCPA, Robocalls About Author: Krista F. Brock Subscribelast_img read more

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Brundidge native painted scenes in new SpongeBob movie

first_imgLatest Stories You Might Like Community Center opens food pantry Children are not the only things growing at the Christian Love Community Center. Two new tunnel houses are being built… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article She took art classes at Charles Henderson High School and also was involved in theater. At the University of Alabama, Colley found her niche in painting scenery as backdrops for theatrical productions.“I enjoyed painting scenes so much that I got a master’s degree in scene design,” she said.After graduation, Colley decided to continue her education with a specification in scenic design at the University of North Carolina School of Art in Winston-Salem.“A professor and a friend got me interested in working in the film industry,” Colley said. “I had background work that involved backdrops like those that continue to be used in …films.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 3:00 am Saturday, February 28, 2015 Email the author Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content When the credits roll for “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” the name Cathy Colley will be listed as a scene artist.For Colley, a former Trojan, “That’s big.”“Anytime, your name’s listed among the credits for a big movie, that’s big. At least it is for me,” Colley said. Colley was excited about the opportunity and fascinated with the work.“Basically, the producers have ideas of what they want and we, as artists, recreate what is described to us,” she said. “We take an idea and make it beautiful … or ugly. Whatever the call.”Colley said a scene artist may be asked to create a woodland scene or a cloudy sky or a simple farmhouse or some elaborate high-rise.“On ‘SpongeBob,’ there was a team of about 20 scene artists,” Colley said. “We painted the interior of the pirate’s ship and went downtown Savannah and painted the outside of the buildings along a street.”Because the buildings were historical, the painters were required to use colors of paint that were true to that specific time period.“We painted many of the special effects, including a replica of a porta-potty,” Colley said “We worked on a lot of things that are not seen in the film.”No matter what scene Colley is painting, it is always a challenge to take the designer’s idea put color on it.“Scene painters take ideas and make them pretty” Colley said. “Scene painting can be very physical. You have to climb ladders and work on scaffolding. You have to work in hot weather and cold weather and some days you work 14 hours or more.“But the good thing is that you get to do what you love doing – taking an idea and making it pretty or ugly is challenging and rewarding.”In today’s world, computers are taking over much of the scene work in the film industry. But Colley said there will always be a need for scene painters.There are some scenes that computers can’t recreate and there will always be a need for scene painters in the theater.“Some areas can’t be recreated on a sound stage and, hopefully, they never will be,” she said. “What I’m doing as a scene painter is fascinating. I never imagined that I would be doing this. I never saw it happening but I’m excited that it did.” By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Skip For Colley, an opportunity to work on “The SpongeBob Movie” was extra special.“Watching Spongebob is a ritual of mine,” she said. “When I have a weekend off, I’ll sit around and watch Spongebob. It’s funny enough to make adults giggle and entertaining for kids at the same time. It’s mindless entertainment. You can watch and not think too hard about it.”Colley never imagined that she would choose a career path that would lead her to the film industry. Brundidge native painted scenes in new SpongeBob movie Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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‘Bulls and Barrels’ Rodeo this weekend

first_img Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Skip “The Mutton Bustin’ will be limited to 10 participants,” Smith said. “The gates open at 5 p.m. and we’ll begin to register the kids as soon as the gates open.”The Mutton Bustin’ is an introduction to bull riding and the event is run just like a bull riding event.“Mutton Bustin is training of sorts for kids,” Smith said. “It’s a way to get them interested in rodeo and in bull riding. They start on sheep, move up to steers, then small bulls and bulls. Mutton Bustin’ is a fun event for the kids and it’s good for rodeo.”The Rev. Alvie Walker, pastor of the Burning Bush Cowboy Church, will share a short message and church members will be available for anyone who needs to talk or would like to know more about the Burning Bush Cowboy Church and its ministry. You Might Like Glimpse at struggles of poverty Community members experienced life below the poverty line on Tuesday night during an event held by the Troy University Office… read more Published 3:00 am Thursday, November 3, 2016 By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration ‘Bulls and Barrels’ Rodeo this weekend The Burning Bush Cowboy Church will present Pro Bulls & Barrels at Cattleman Park Arena Friday and Saturday. The gates for this exciting event will open at 5 p.m. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.“Bulls and barrels are what everybody goes to a rodeo to see – the thrills and spills of the bulls and the pretty ladies and fast horses,” said Don Smith, Burning Bush Cowboy Church. “We’ll have 20 bull riders each night and rodeo fans will actually get to see 25 rides each night because the top five bull riders will come back for a second ride.”Smith said 10 cowgirls will run barrels each night.“The cowboys and cowgirls are all professionals and they come from all across the Southeast so it will be a fun and exciting Pro Bulls and Barrels rodeo.”On Friday night only, the rodeo will feature a Mutton Bustin’ event for kids, 60 pounds and under. Latest Stories Concessions for Pro Bulls & Barrels will be provided by Santa Fe Cattle Company.Tickets for the Southeastern Professional Rodeo Association sanctioned rodeo are $10 in advance and $12 at the gate. Ages 12 and under are admitted free.Advanced tickets may be purchased at Don Walker’s Westernwear, Preston’s Steak House, TB&T main office and First National Bank Brundidge. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

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Family holds out hope in search for missing 16-year-old girl

first_imgMoreno Valley Police Department(LOS ANGELES) — Family and friends spent Tuesday doing all they could to help find Aranda Briones, the 16-year-old Southern California resident who hasn’t been seen in 10 days.Briones, a native of Moreno Valley, about an hour east of Los Angeles, was hanging out with friends on Jan. 13 when she never returned, according to authorities. She was reported missing the next day.Her friends said Briones was dropped off at Moreno Valley Community Park around 6 p.m. that evening, but investigators were not able to see her on any nearby surveillance video, according to Los Angeles ABC station KABC-TV.Uncle Matthew Horstkotte, who spent Tuesday handing out missing persons flyers picturing his niece, admitted she didn’t always have the best choice in friends. Police have not said whether they expect foul play is involved.“She did have a bad choice of friends, I’ll be honest, you know everybody does,” Horstkotte told KABC. “Everybody makes mistakes, but you know one thing I want? I just want her home safe.”Horstkotte pleaded for friends to come forward if they have any info and not cover for someone, saying, “Nowadays, you know teenagers want to cover up for a friend or someone says, ‘I don’t want to tell because I’m scared.’ But just come forward.”Police continue to search for video in the area of the park where friends say they last saw her. Briones was using her phone to post on social media from Rubidoux, about 14 miles northwest of where she was last seen, on Jan. 13.She has not posted on social media or responded to calls on her cellphone since.“Over the past week, investigators have searched last known locations and spoke to several family and friends of Briones in an attempt to locate her,” Moreno Valley police said in a statement. “Briones’ last known location is believed to be near Moreno Valley Community park located at 13380 Frederick Street in Moreno Valley.”Moreno Valley police said both their anti-human trafficking team and the FBI have been involved in the search. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office has also been involved in trying to locate Briones.“Nine days on a missing person case — obviously with each passing second, each passing minute, each passing day — from a law enforcement standpoint, we don’t like it,” Riverside County Sheriff Sgt. Chris Willison told KABC.Briones is about 5-foot-4 and 110 pounds with brown hair, hazel/green eyes and a pierced septum. She was wearing a white and blue jacket and dark jeans.“We just want her home,” her brother, Daniel Briones, told KABC earlier this week. “That’s honestly all we really care about. We just want her home.”Carl Horstkotte, Briones’ grandfather and legal guardian, told KABC, “It’s been a living hell.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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29-year-old cancer survivor to become youngest American to go to space

first_imgSundry Photography/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NE WYORK) — After childhood cancer derailed her dreams of becoming a NASA astronaut, a 29-year-old Tennessee woman is set to become the youngest American to go to space via the world’s first all-civilian mission to the cosmos.Hayley Arceneaux, a physician assistant at St. Jude’s Children’s Research hospital, was named as one of the crew members of the upcoming Inspiration4 mission that will launch via a SpaceX rocket and be commanded by entrepreneur and part-time pilot Jared Isaacman.One of the goals of the all-civilian mission is to support St. Jude’s, and Isaacman donated two seats to the hospital: One for Arceneaux and another that is being raffled to the public as part of a fundraiser for the hospital.“I never imagined since my diagnosis that I would be going to space,” Arceneaux told ABC News. “And that is one thing that is so incredible about this mission — it’s really opening space travel out to everyone and you no longer have to be physically perfect to go to space.”Arceneaux visited NASA’s headquarters in Houston when she was 10. She recalled being so impressed by the work of the space agency and seeing where the astronauts train.“Of course I wanted to be an astronaut after that, who doesn’t?” she said. “But then my world was really rocked a few months later when I was diagnosed with cancer.”Arceneaux ended up going to St. Jude’s — the same hospital where she works today — to receive her life-saving bone cancer treatment. She said she hopes her mission will inspire the young cancer patients she works with to “dream big.”“Going through cancer treatment, it can be really difficult to look towards the future,” she said. “Because you’re so focused on that day — like what appointments you have that day, what pills you have to take that day, and so it really can be difficult to think of what’s next.”“I think this mission is really going to give these kids an opportunity to look forward,” she added. “I really hope that it shows them that they can do absolutely anything.”Arceneaux has an internal prosthesis in one leg as a result of her bone cancer treatment. She said that over the years, her orthopedic surgeon has always put limits on what she can do down here on Earth. But in space’s low-gravity environment, all of those barriers are insignificant.“I can’t go skiing, I can’t go skydiving, I can’t jump on a trampoline,” Arceneaux said. “Going into space, I’m not limited at all. I really think this zero gravity is going to be so freeing.”Arcenaux recalled when she received the “phone call that changed my life.” She said her first reaction was laughter and disbelief when she was asked if she wanted to go to space.“And then I said, ‘Yes, yes, put my name down,’” she remembered.She said her brother and sister-in-law, who are both aerospace engineers, helped to assure her that space travel is safe.Moreover, since beating cancer, Arcenaux said she has made it her mission to “make the most out of life and try to experience everything that I can.”“After cancer, it really made every birthday that much sweeter to this day,” she said. “I’m just happy to be alive.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Update: Lifetime’s work with asbestos honoured

first_imgUpdate: Lifetime’s work with asbestos honouredOn 7 Apr 2005 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article A leading OH researcher in the study of asbestos has received the IOSH Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by health and safety consultancy Sypol. Professor Julian Peto, Cancer Research UK professor of epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Institute of Cancer Research, received the honour for his research, which revealed the scale of the mesothelioma epidemic in the UK among construction and other workers.Peto developed and tested the first detailed dose, time and age models for lung cancer and mesothelioma due to asbestos, and his risk assessment models were adopted in government agency reports worldwide, leading to stringent regulation of asbestos in the workplace.Karen Baxter, managing director at Sypol, said: “This award is for Julian’s research into the health effects of inhaling asbestos fibres, which led to the creation of risk standards that are still used today. His current work includes research which has helped our understanding of the genetics of breast cancer and the impact of screening for cervical cancer. There can be no doubt that his work has helped to prevent the deaths of many workers from mesothelioma.”Peto said: “Any scientist who achieves anything stands on the shoulders of giants. Sir Richard Doll showed that asbestos causes cancer 50 years ago, and it is just over 30 years since I first worked with him. I’m obviously honoured and delighted to have received this prestigious award.”Peto intends to continue researching asbestos. One of his current projects is a national case-control study of mesothelioma patients born since 1940 to identify the occupations and work practices that involve the highest risks of contracting the disease. “The primary aim of this HSE-funded study is to determine whether the risks among the younger mesothelioma patients provide evidence of continuing occupational asbestos exposure, particularly in the construction industry,” he said. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Shell accelerates net-zero emissions effort despite coronavirus pressures

first_imgThe oil major has updated its existing climate strategy to target net-zero emissions across its entire portfolio by 2050 — pledging to help customers decarbonise their energy use along the way Shell targets net-zero emissions across its entire portfolio by 2050 (Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Raysonho) Royal Dutch Shell has today (16 March) stepped up its plans to become a net-zero emissions business, easing concerns that the impact of coronavirus on oil markets might weaken the appetite for clean energy transitions.The Anglo-Dutch oil giant says it will eliminate all Scope 1 and 2 emissions – greenhouse gases it generates across the entire spectrum of its production operations – by 2050 “at the latest”, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.It will also aim to reduce the net carbon footprint of the products it sells to customers – known as Scope 3 emissions – by 65% by 2050, with an interim target of a 30% reduction by 2035.The remaining 35%, it says, will be met by engaging with customers to help them cut their own emissions, while pivoting away from carbon-intensive business partnerships over time.The plan updates a previous climate strategy set out in December 2017, expanding and accelerating the scope of its ambitions to “stay in step with society”. Climate-focused investor groups welcome Shell’s new ambitionCEO of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) Stephanie Pfeifer welcomed Shell’s announcement, saying it is “imperative” for the oil and gas industry to play its part in tackling climate change.She added: “Investors will now look to other energy companies to match, and build on, the welcome ambition Shell is showing.”Fiona Reynolds, who is a member of the Climate Action 100+ steering committee alongside Pfeifer, and CEO of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) initiative said: “Timely investor action to address the devastating social and economic effects of Covid-19 is essential and we welcome Shell’s significant commitment today to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050.“It’s imperative that companies continue to focus on the long-term impacts of investments on the climate.” Shell targets net-zero emissions in line with changing societal expectationsThe strategy sets Shell on a similar path to market peers BP and Repsol, which have each outlined their own net-zero frameworks in recent months.It also eases concerns that the turmoil enveloping oil markets as a result of coronavirus and low commodity prices might deter big energy firms from pursuing low-carbon agendas as they seek to insulate themselves from the market’s volatility.Shell CEO Ben van Beurden said: “Even at this time of immediate challenge, we must also maintain the focus on the long term.“Society’s expectations have shifted quickly in the debate around climate change. Shell now needs to go further with our own ambitions, which is why we aim to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 or sooner.“Society, and our customers, expect nothing less.”Speaking on a call to investors, he added: “This strategic ambition is all about remaining relevant and resilient in a changing global energy system.“It is about finding the business value in the energy transition and being a world-class investment case, far into the future.“The biggest long-term question for an oil and gas business like Shell is the question raised by climate change.”Wood Mackenzie corporate analyst Luke Parker sees the new commitments as an “evolution” of the 2017 strategy, and one that has been timed to underscore the growing appetite for change in the oil industry, despite its current woes.He said: “The fact that Shell announced the move now underlines its commitment to make the shift from Big Oil to Big Energy.“Coronavirus and its fall-out doesn’t change that. If anything, it adds greater weight to the argument.“Despite immediate cash flow constraints, Shell, and its peers, will emerge from this period more determined to make the shift.”center_img Shell targeting a social licence to ‘thrive’ in the energy transitionOil and gas companies have faced increasing pressure in recent months to accelerate the pace of transitions away from carbon-intensive operations in an effort to tackle the looming climate crisis.Investor groups and other industry stakeholders have become increasingly vocal on environmental issues, threatening to pull funding from businesses not engaging with climate issues.Earning a “social licence” to operate will be key to Shell’s ability to survive the energy transition, said van Beurden, because “society’s attitude is shifting fast” – which is “a good thing” because the world is “not moving fast enough right now” to tackle climate change.“Being in step with society is key,” he told investors. “It is key to maintaining a strong societal licence to operate, and by staying in step with society as it shifts towards a net-zero emissions future, we are also setting ourselves up to thrive through the energy transition.” Shell will work ‘intensely’ with customers to help them eliminate their own emissionsProducts such as hydrogen, biofuels and other forms of renewable energy will take on an increasingly prominent role in the company’s portfolio as it seeks to lower its emissions footprint.It will, however, continue to manufacture and sell fossil fuels, because “society will continue to need some energy products that create emissions for the foreseeable future”.“This is going to take a lot of work,” said van Beurden. “It will not be easy. Some of the necessary technologies – like hydrogen-powered planes, or zero-emissions ships – do not exist yet.“And, today, Shell’s business plans will not get us to where we want to be. That means our business plans will have to change over time as society and our customers also will have to change over time.”As for the bridging the gap between its 65% target for reducing Scope 3 emissions and the net-zero ambition, the oil major says it will work “ever more intensely” with its customers to help them mitigate their own carbon footprints, and pivot towards serving customers that are themselves taking steps to reach net zero.The chief executive added: “We, as a business that supplies energy, will work within sectors which use energy to establish pathways for them to follow towards net-zero emissions.“And for those customers who still have emissions as they near 2050, we will work with [them] to find a way to mitigate those emissions.”last_img read more

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