‘The Wave of Change’

first_imgHigh school students from six states gathered at Harvard Divinity School (HDS) in June for a conference on religious diversity and tolerance. Co-sponsored by the Interfaith Action’s Youth Leadership Program and Harvard University’s Pluralism Project, the daylong conference, called ‘T.I.D.E. (Teenage Interfaith Diversity Education): The Wave of Change,’ featured workshops, dialogue, games, and other activities.last_img

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Oysterhead Announces Two-Night Reunion Run

first_imgWhen all else has been done and said, along comes Mr. Oysterhead.Oysterhead, the long-dormant supergroup comprised of Trey Anastasio (Phish), Les Claypool (Primus), and Stewart Copeland (The Police) has officially announced a pair of shows at Broomfield, CO’s 1STBANK Center on February 14th and 15th, 2020.A limited number of tickets are available now at http://oysterhead.shop.ticketstoday.com/. The ticket request period will end Thursday, October 17th at 9 a.m. MDT. Travel packages will also be available and will go on sale Wednesday, October 16 at 12 p.m. MDT. Full travel package details are available here. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, October 19th at 10 a.m. MDT. For more info click here.While rumors of an Oysterhead reunion had been percolating for months, excitement spiked on Monday night when new accounts for the band appeared on Instagram and Twitter. The accounts each made a single post: a soundless typewriter animation spelling out a few words over a muted pastel backdrop: “when all else has been done and said.”Fans of Oysterhead quickly recognized the lyrics from “Mr. Oysterhead”, which appeared on the band’s only album, 2001’s The Grand Pecking Order: “When all else has been done and said… along comes Mr. Oysterhead.”Related: Watch Full Pro-Shot Video Of Oysterhead At Bonnaroo ’06The trio first came together on May 4th, 2000 for a late-night performance in New Orleans during Jazz Fest at the Saenger Theatre. In 2001, due to overwhelming demand, the trio reformed to record and release The Grand Pecking Order, which featured nine new tracks in addition to four songs debuted at the Saenger. A North American tour followed the release of the album.On June 16th, 2006, Oysterhead reunited for a set at Bonnaroo. The newly announced Colorado performances will mark the first live Oysterhead shows since that Bonnaroo set nearly 13 years ago.While only two 2020 Oysterhead reunion shows have been announced, we’re sure this is not the last we’ll hear from the group in the near future. Start looking forward to 2020—the year of Oysterhead.last_img read more

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Rutland’s Pure Water for the World acquires Safe Water Team

first_imgVermont Business Magazine With a goal of expanding access to safe drinking water to underserved children and families in the developing world, Pure Water for the World, Inc, based in Rutland.(link is external) announced last week the acquisition of Michigan-based nonprofit, Safe Water Team. Safe Water Team (SWT) was established in 2009 to help families living in underdeveloped regions receive access to clean water through the use of the Hydraid biosand water filter(link is external). SWT, started by Rotarians(link is external) and businessmen in the Grand Rapids area, was founded on the belief that corporations have a social responsibility to act to the benefit of a greater society.SWT established itself as a network of Hydraid filter distributors, with a business model of setting up distribution centers in various countries to sell Hydraid filters to local organizations for implementation. Over seven years, SWT created distribution centers in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Ghana and Kenya.Working in collaboration with Hydraid filter manufacturer, Cascade Engineering(link is external), based in Grand Rapids, members of SWT helped to make today’s version of the plastic biosand filter a reality.“We are extremely excited about joining forces with Pure Water for the World and seeing the increased impact we can have together,” said Wendell Christoff, former President, SWT. “Combining resources will allow us to reduce costs and expand our geographic area to serve more families with safe, clean water.”Pure Water for the World (PWW) is a 501(c)(3) organization, also founded by Rotarians, headquartered in Vermont. PWW’s mission is to improve the health and livelihood of children and families, living in underserved communities in Central America and the Caribbean, by providing effective tools and education to establish sustainable safe water, hygiene and sanitation solutions. To date, PWW has partnered with over 200 communities, reaching more than 750,000 people in Haiti and Central America.For six years, PWW has been utilizing the Hydraid biosand filter as its primary household water treatment tool, implemented in combination with hygiene education and training, sanitation solutions, and monitoring and follow-up programs to support long-term use and sustainability.SWT and PWW have spent years working side-by-side in both Haiti and Honduras. The organizations share similar values, practices, and commitments to bring safe water solutions to those who need it most.Now operating together, as Pure Water for the World, the organizations anticipate considerable growth in implementations of clean water filters in Central America, Haiti, and Dominican Republic.“The commitment, the passion and the technical expertise of the Safe Water Team will significantly enhance the ability of Pure Water for the World to provide sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions,” said Robert Mohr, President, PWW Board of Directors. “The true beneficiaries of this union will be those children and families in Honduras, Haiti and Dominican Republic who lack these basic human rights.”Filter sales will be supplemented with critical safe hygiene and sanitation education through PWW’s established WASH (link is external)(Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) training centers. Overall reach and impact will be extended directly, by way of PWW’s locally-based implementation teams, and indirectly, through the training and sales of filters to outside organizations and implementers.SWT’s Directors will remain active, with four members joining the PWW Board of Directors(link is external), creating a unique synergy and shared knowledge. The past SWT Directors will serve on PWW’s new safe water technologies advisory committee, with a directive of evaluating new and emerging water filtration technologies.About Pure Water for The World:Pure Water for the World is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to improve the health and livelihood of children and families, living in underserved communities in Central America and the Caribbean, by providing effective tools and education to establish sustainable safe water, hygiene and sanitation solutions.Pure Water for the World has partnered with over 200 communities, reaching more than 750,000 people in Haiti and Central America with life-changing, sustainable safe water, hygiene and sanitation solutions.Source: RUTLAND, VT – February 3, 2017. Pure Water for the World www.purewaterfortheworld.org(link is external).last_img read more

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Bove’s cooks up new Flashback Friday dinners

first_imgBove’s of Vermont,Bove’s of Vermont We have a big Bove’s announcement to make but before we get to that, we’d like to yield the floor to Governor Phil Scott who said, “For 75 years the Bove family has been synonymous with Italian food. Thousands of people experienced the great food offered at their Burlington restaurant – I being one of them when I attended UVM. When I first took the office I set the three guiding principles of my administration: to grow the economy, make Vermont more affordable and protect the most vulnerable. And it takes people like Rick and Mark – employers who are committed to Vermont, their customers, and their employees – to support these efforts.”We appreciate Governor Scott’s kind words and we’re ready to build on the great turnout at our Homecoming Event and honor the outpouring of fan requests since we closed our doors in Burlington. Who’s hungry? Because we’re bringing Bove’s Café back one night a month! We’re thrilled to announce new Flashback Friday Dinners beginning October 5, 2018. Join us at Bove’s new sauce factory in Milton and dig into some of your restaurant favorites straight from the original Bove’s Café menu.Bove’s Flashback Friday Details:Date: Friday, October 5, 2018, at Bove’s Sauce Facility, 8 Catamount DriveMilton, VT. Future dates to be announced.Time: 5:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m.Seatings: Open seating, on a first-come-first-served basis onlyPrice: $18 per person, tax and gratuity included (CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD ONLY! No cash accepted)Menu: Choice of Spaghetti & Meatballs OR Lasagna entrée. Each entrée includes a side of meatballs, antipasto salad with dressing, and bread. This is a BYOB (bring your own beverage of choice) event. Dine in only.Our 1941 Room will take you right back to the original Bove’s café, featuring the original restaurant jukebox and restaurant booths along with family-style seating. And since our 1941 Room is located right inside our new sauce factory, diners will get a little glimpse of Bove’s future too! Once a month, plan to spend a little more time with family and friends and a little less time in the kitchen thanks to the slow-cooked, wholesome, and heartwarming good food you’ve come to expect from Bove’s!Bove’s of Vermont – Bove’s began as a popular family-owned local café in Burlington, Vermont back in 1941 and we’ve been making good honest sauces and hearty Italian favorites ever since. Now Bove’s allows you to bring a bit of the restaurant to your own table with our full range of specialty pasta and pizza sauces, frozen meatballs, and lasagna. Our sauces are lovingly prepared and slow-cooked at our new headquarters in Milton, Vermont where not a jar goes out without a Bove family member’s approval.MILTON, VT (September 17, 2018)—Bove’slast_img read more

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New York Mets, Twins reach tentative deal for Santana

first_imgThe Mets emerged as the top candidate for a trade after the winter meetings, when the New York Yankees withdrew their offer, which included pitchers Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy, and the Red Sox refused to improve their proposals, which would have sent pitcher Jon Lester or outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury to the Twins along with prospects.Minnesota general manager Bill Smith called teams last weekend and asked them to make their best offers. Smith informed the Mets on Tuesday that he was accepting their proposal, which included their Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 7 prospects, according to Baseball America’s ranking. New York did not include its top farmhand, outfielder Fernando Martinez.A left-hander who turns 29 in March, Santana gives the Mets a replacement for Tom Glavine, who left New York to return to the Atlanta Braves. New York, trying to bounce back from a record-setting September collapse last season, has a projected rotation that also includes Pedro Martinez, John Maine, Orlando Hernandez and Oliver Perez.Santana is 93-44 with a 3.22 ERA in eight major league seasons, winning the AL Cy Young Award in 2004 and 2006. He has been less successful in the playoffs, going 1-3 with a 3.97 ERA. New York Mets, Twins reach tentative deal for SantanaAfter months of speculation, the Cy Young award winner heads for New York.January 30, 2008Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrint.NEW YORK (AP) – Johan Santana is a contract extension and a physical away from going to the New York Mets.After months of deliberation, the Twins reached a tentative agreement Tuesday to part with the two-time Cy Young Award winner for outfielder Carlos Gomez, and pitchers Phil Humber, Deolis Guerra and Kevin Mulvey, two people familiar with the deal said, speaking on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made.“If it’s true, obviously, you’re getting arguably the best pitcher in the game,” Mets third baseman David Wright said.The next step is for the Mets to negotiate a contract extension with Santana, who is eligible for free agency after this season. The three-time All-Star is owed $13.25 million this year and likely will seek an extension of five to seven years worth at least $20 million annually.New York and Santana have until 5 p.m. EST Friday to reach an agreement, a baseball official told The Associated Press, also on condition of anonymity. If the Mets and Santana strike a deal, the players would have to pass physicals and the pitcher would have to formally waive his no-trade clause.last_img read more

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More Salmonella cases linked to recalled eggs

first_imgAug 17, 2010 (CIDRAP News) – Reports of Salmonella illnesses in California, Colorado, and Nevada emerged today in the wake of an Iowa company’s nationwide egg recall, as federal officials continued their investigation.Yesterday the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a recall notice that said Wright County Egg, based in Galt, Iowa, was recalling certain Julian dates of shell eggs after state and federal health officials found the products might be linked to a fourfold surge in Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) infections. About 200 SE infections were identified in June and July.One of the first clues that contaminated eggs might explain the national spike in SE infections was restaurant-linked illness clusters detected by health officials in Colorado, California, and Minnesota. Unusual patterns with SE illnesses can be difficult to detect, because the strain is common year-round.The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said yesterday that it typically receives reports of about seven SE cases during June and July, but this year it received 28 during that time span. It said some of the increase is likely related to the recall and to a restaurant outbreak in Jefferson County.Today the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health warned the public not to eat the recalled eggs and a fruit pulp product that was recently linked to a Salmonella Typhi outbreak. The department said so far the recalled eggs have been linked to 266 SE infections in California, including 43 in Los Angeles County.Elsewhere, the Southern Nevada Health District has reported 30 SE cases since January, about four times as many as it usually sees by this time of year, according to a report from KTNV, the Las Vegas ABC News affiliate.A spokeswoman for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services told CIDRAP News that officials haven’t linked any SE cases to the egg recall yet, but the state’s public health lab is reviewing some cases to see if they are related.Wright County Egg’s recall notice contained few details about the company. Hinda Mitchell, an egg industry spokeswoman with CMA Consulting in Columbus, Ohio, told CIDRAP News that the farm produces 2.5 million eggs per week from fives sites in Iowa. She added that the farm is compliant with the FDA’s new food safety rules and participates in the United Egg Producers’ five-star quality assurance food safety program, which covers cleaning and disinfection of poultry houses, pest control, proper egg washing, biosecurity, and refrigeration from packing through delivery.On Jul 9, new federal rules aimed at reducing SE contamination in eggs took effect, targeting operations that have more than 50,000 laying hens, which account for about 80% of the US egg market. Egg producers who have between 3,000 and 50,000 laying hens will be subject to the new rules in 2 years, and those with 3,000 or fewer birds or who sell their products directly to consumers are exempt from the rules.The rules are designed to reduce SE contamination in eggs and appear to be similar to the United Egg Producers’ voluntary quality assurance program.In a related development today, NuCal Foods of Ripon, Calif., recalled specific Julian dates of eggs that it packaged from shipments it received from Wright County Egg. NuCal’s recall applies to eggs distributed to wholesalers and retailers under four brands: Bayview, Mountain Dairy, Nulaid, and Sun Valley.See also:Aug 16 CIDRAP News story “Surge in Salmonella Enteritidis prompts egg recall”Aug 16 CDPHE press releaseAug 17 Los Angeles Department of Public Health press releaseAug 17 NuCal press releaselast_img read more

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Linde to utilise Plug Power technology

first_imgAnnounced today, the partnership will see Linde demonstrate Plug Power’s ProGen fuel cell engine technology its Class 6 and Class 8 trucks, which are used for the delivery of products.Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power, said, “Plug Power values our long-standing relationship with Linde, and views Linde as a key strategic supplier of hydrogen fuel.”“Both companies are vested in decarbonising hydrogen production in order to bring a true green solution to customers in line with Plug Power’s stated plans to have more than 50% of the hydrogen used be green by 2024.”Plug Power’s ProGen fuel cell engines are well suited to heavy-duty vehicles and, in long-haul transportation, provide a unique advantage over a battery electric vehicle.The fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles are expected to be on roads in early 2021.last_img read more

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Ulstein Designed Deepwater Derrick Lay Vessel for Petrofac

first_imgSharjah based Petrofac is to build the Petrofac JSD 6000 deepwater derrick lay vessel, a customised ULSTEIN SOC 5000 developed by Dutch design company Ulstein Sea of Solutions. The vessel will be constructed at the ZPMC yard in China and be available for construction and installation activities in early 2017. The dynamically-positioned Petrofac JSD 6000 is a unique, innovative design featuring J-Lay, S-Lay and heavy lift capabilities, allowing to serve deepwater and SURF markets as well as shallow water EPCI projects.The design features an NOV revolving main crane with 5,000 mt lifting capacity. But what makes this vessel truly unique is the combination of a 600 mt Remacut S-lay system via a centre firing line below main deck, and a 2,000 mt IHC EB J-lay system via a moonpool. This double deck configuration, a distinctive feature in Ulstein Sea of Solutions designs, allows for a large, unobstructed deck area and below deck pipe fabrication.“We are very pleased that Petrofac selected us for designing their first offshore construction vessel,” says Edwin van Leeuwen, managing director at Ulstein Sea of Solutions. “We feel it is a recognition of our design capabilities for this high end market. It is the third customised version of our succesfull ULSTEIN SOC 5000 design after the ‘Seven Borealis’ and ‘Aegir’, which are both already in operation. The success of the project comes for account of the close cooperation between Petrofac’s team and our project team, managed by Sjaak Jan Jiskoot.”Ulstein Sea of Solutions specializes in the design and development of ships for the offshore drilling, construction and renewable market, fully customizing them to meet client specific operational requirements. Future market trends and end user needs are key drivers for developing and providing designs. As world market leader in complex construction vessels the company gained a solid reputation for the refreshing and innovative offshore ship designs and turning these projects into reality for the clients.Ulstein Sea of Solutions is part of the Ulstein Group, which is active in shipbuilding, design, system and mission equipment solutions for vessels servicing the offshore oil & gas industry. Since 1917, ULSTEIN has been associated with innovation and quality in design and delivery. ULSTEIN meets the demanding offshore challenges by embracing change and identifying opportunities.Main dimensions:Loa 215.9 mLpp 197.6 mBeam (moulded) 49.0 mDepth (main deck) 22.4 mOperating draught 10.9 mService speed 12 knInstalled power 6 x 8,500 kWPositioning DP38-point mooringClass Lloyd’s RegisterIce class Finnish Swedish 1CDeck strength 15 t/m2Complement 399 personsPress Release, January 20, 2014; Image: Ulsteinlast_img read more

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Gassco to operate Utsira High Gas Pipeline

first_imgGassco, a Norwegian state-owned company that operates natural gas pipelines, has taken over the operatorship of the new Utsira High Gas Pipeline (UHGP). The pipeline will transport rich gas to Britain’s Scottish Area Gas Evacuation (Sage) system and St Fergus in Scotland.Running for 94 kilometres, this pipeline starts at the Edvard Grieg field about 57 kilometres north of Sleipner in the northern North Sea.“We have collaborated closely and well with development operator Statoil while readying the UHGP,” reports Kristin Kinn Kaste, vice president for the transport network at Gassco.“The next milestone will be to complete dewatering and start to fill with gas, and the line is expected to become operational by the end of this year. This means we’re now responsible for more than 8 300 kilometres of gas pipelines.”Gassco became the operator on November 1, 2015, for the UHGP joint venture, and is also responsible for technical management of the new facility.According to Gassco, the UHGP rich gas line ties into the existing Saga pipeline and has a technical capacity of five million standard cubic metres per day.last_img read more

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Costs

first_imgCosts – Third party – Liability of third party The instant appeal concerned two separate personal injury actions. The firm of solicitors instructed by the claimants in both sets of proceedings was the same firm (the solicitors). In the first action, the claimant (F) issued proceedings for damages said to have been sustained following a road traffic accident. He instructed the solicitors under a conditional fee agreement (CFA) but without after the event insurance cover (ATE cover). The claim was unsuccessful and the defendant’s insurers sought their costs. However, it had become apparent that F had been unable to pay the costs. Disbursements had arisen for a court fee, a medical report and a fee for records. The defendant’s solicitors suspected that the disbursements had been defrayed by the solicitors, and they accordingly applied for an order that the solicitors be joined as a party and for an order revealing how F’s claim had been funded. In the second action, the claimant (W) sought damages for injuries sustained at work. W had also instructed the solicitors under a CFA and without ATE cover. The action was dismissed. One set of court fees had been paid by W and the cost of the medical report had been deferred. In that action, the defendant’s solicitors had been concerned that the most likely source of funding had been the solicitors themselves. In both actions the defendants’ solicitors had sought orders requiring the solicitors to disclose information of the source of funding of the respective cases. On appeal, the solicitors were ordered to provide that information, the judge holding, inter alia, that even though the claimant in each case might have recovered compensation for himself if successful, the solicitors could still be regarded as having benefited, or potentially benefited from the case to the extent that a third-party costs order could be made against them on the basis that, by funding disbursements, it was possible that the solicitors had stepped outside the ‘normal role’ of a solicitor. The solicitors appealed. The issues for determination were whether a third-party costs order could or should be made against the solicitors on the grounds that they had funded disbursements; and, if so, whether it was appropriate to order disclosure and information regarding the funding of each case. The Law Society, intervening, submitted, inter alia, that a solicitor who funded disbursements on behalf of a client on the basis that the costs would be recovered from the other side in the event of success, but would not be recovered from the client if the claim failed, was not acting in circumstances which were outside the ordinary run of cases so as to open the solicitor up to a third-party costs order, because the solicitor was neither ‘the real party’ to the litigation nor the person ‘with the principal interest’ in its outcome. Following the judge’s decision, letters sent by W to the solicitors had been disclosed, in which W had stated, inter alia, that he had only wished to proceed with the action if the relevant ATE cover had been obtained, but that, in W’s view, the solicitors had proceeded without the insurance in place to protect their own interests rather than those of W. Consideration was given to section 58 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (the 1990 act). The appeal would be dismissed. Once it had been conceded that a solicitor did not have to be in funds before incurring costs (such as the obtaining of a medical report), that cost had been borne by the solicitor and became an expense of providing advocacy or litigation services. The cost might have to be the subject of an account to the client as a disbursement, but the credit afforded to the client in respect of that cost was part of the service provided by the solicitor to the client. The 1990 act visualised the possibility that a solicitor might fund disbursements and, in that event, it would not be right to conclude that such a solicitor was ‘the real party’ or even ‘a real party’ to the litigation. The fact that a litigant could or could not afford an expert report or the court fee said nothing about his or her ability to fund the costs incurred by opponents in an unsuccessful claim, and the solicitor could advance disbursements with a technical, albeit improbable, obligation for repayment. Accordingly, payment of disbursements, without more, did not incur any potential liability to an adverse costs order (see [38], [45], [47] of the judgment). Accordingly, in the instant case, the judge had been wrong to find that funding disbursements alone was sufficient to justify his conclusion that the solicitors had stepped outside the ‘normal role’ of a solicitor. However, in W’s case, in light of what had become known in regard to his instructions to the solicitors, if what W had alleged was made good, namely, that the solicitors had pressed on with the litigation without ATE cover contrary to his express instructions, it had been arguable that the solicitors had been taking the lead in the litigation and effectively seeking to control its course. That possibility had justified full disclosure and, given the circumstances, it was sufficient equally to justify disclosure in cases conducted at the same time by the same solicitors on a CFA without ATE cover, namely, F’s action. Accordingly, in the case of F, there was no reason why, in the unusual circumstances that had arisen, why disclosure should not also be provided. Unless waived by F, legal professional privilege might impact on documents the disclosure of which was not sought and any order had to permit an argument about privilege to be taken (see [50], [52]-[54] of the judgment). Accordingly, although the basis on which the judge had ordered disclosure of information had not been justified in law, that which had emerged from W had clearly justified the orders that had been made in both cases (see [55], [57], [58] of the judgment). James Carpenter (instructed by Godfrey Morgan Solicitors Ltd) for the solicitors; Simon J Brown and Richard Sage (instructed by Plexus Law) for the defendants; David Holland QC (instructed by the Law Society) for the interveners. Awwad v Geraghty & Co (a firm) [2000] 1 All ER 608 considered; Floods of Queensferry Ltd v Shand Construction Ltd [2002] All ER (D) 467 (May) considered; Hamilton v Al Fayed [2002] 3 All ER 641 considered; King v Telegraph Group Ltd [2004] All ER (D) 242 (May) considered; Jones v Wrexham Borough Council [2007] All ER (D) 300 (Dec) considered; Dolphin Quays Developments Ltd v Mills [2008] 4 All ER 58 considered; Thomson v Berkhamsted Collegiate School [2009] All ER (D) 39 (Oct) considered. Decision of Eady J [2011] All ER (D) 81 (Nov) affirmed. Flatman v Germany; Weddall v Barchester Health Care Ltd (Law Society intervening): Court of Appeal, Civil Division: 10 April 2013last_img read more

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