New restrictions to take effect on December 26th

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Previous articleCabinet approves new Covid-19 restrictionsNext articleTeenager missing from Dundalk found safe and well News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Ireland is moving to Level Five restrictions from Christmas Eve with some exemptions.Restaurants, pubs, hairdressers, beauticians, cinemas and galleries will all have to close from 3pm on Christmas Eve.Non-essential retail is allowed to stay open but January sales events must be deferred.Inter-county travel restrictions will come back into place after midnight on St Stephen’s Day.There will be an exception for people returning home after that date.Household visits will be reduced to two other households until the 27th of December – then reduced to one until the 31st.However, household visits will be banned from January 1st.Additional supports for businesses that will have to close will be provided.Weddings will be allowed to go ahead with 25 people up to and including January 1st and will then reduce to 6.Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says nearly 1,000 new cases of Covid-19 will be confirmed tonight.He says that number could double in a week’s time……..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/14varadkar-virus.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter New restrictions to take effect on December 26th Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – December 22, 2020 last_img read more

Science goals and overview of the radiation belt storm probes (RBSP) energetic particle, composition, and thermal plasma (ECT) suite on NASA’s Van Allen Probes mission

first_imgThe Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP)-Energetic Particle, Composition, and Thermal Plasma (ECT) suite contains an innovative complement of particle instruments to ensure the highest quality measurements ever made in the inner magnetosphere and radiation belts. The coordinated RBSP-ECT particle measurements, analyzed in combination with fields and waves observations and state-of-the-art theory and modeling, are necessary for understanding the acceleration, global distribution, and variability of radiation belt electrons and ions, key science objectives of NASA’s Living With a Star program and the Van Allen Probes mission. The RBSP-ECT suite consists of three highly-coordinated instruments: the Magnetic Electron Ion Spectrometer (MagEIS), the Helium Oxygen Proton Electron (HOPE) sensor, and the Relativistic Electron Proton Telescope (REPT). Collectively they cover, continuously, the full electron and ion spectra from one eV to 10’s of MeV with sufficient energy resolution, pitch angle coverage and resolution, and with composition measurements in the critical energy range up to 50 keV and also from a few to 50 MeV/nucleon. All three instruments are based on measurement techniques proven in the radiation belts. The instruments use those proven techniques along with innovative new designs, optimized for operation in the most extreme conditions in order to provide unambiguous separation of ions and electrons and clean energy responses even in the presence of extreme penetrating background environments. The design, fabrication and operation of ECT spaceflight instrumentation in the harsh radiation belt environment ensure that particle measurements have the fidelity needed for closure in answering key mission science questions. ECT instrument details are provided in companion papers in this same issue.In this paper, we describe the science objectives of the RBSP-ECT instrument suite on the Van Allen Probe spacecraft within the context of the overall mission objectives, indicate how the characteristics of the instruments satisfy the requirements to achieve these objectives, provide information about science data collection and dissemination, and conclude with a description of some early mission results.last_img read more

Power of Siberia pipeline begins supply of Russian gas to China

first_img Ceremonial event to mark the start of supplies from the Power of Siberia pipeline to China. Photo: courtesy of Gazprom. Gazprom has launched piped supplies of Russian gas to China through the newly commissioned Power of Siberia pipeline, a nearly 3,000km long natural gas pipeline project.The Power of Siberia pipeline, which has an export capacity of 38 billion cubic meters per year, is considered to be the largest gas transmission system in Russia’s East.The gas trunkline has been designed to supply gas produced from the Irkutsk and Yakutia gas production centres to consumers in Russia’s Far East and China, along the eastern route.Gazprom management committee chairman Alexey Miller said: “The eastern route – Power of Siberia – is a global, strategically significant and mutually beneficial project.“A new scope of energy cooperation between the two countries with a prospect for further development. Clean energy today and tomorrow, for decades to come.”Gazprom said that to enable gas supplies to China, it had constructed a portion of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline that stretches nearly 2,200km from Yakutia to the Chinese border near Blagoveshchensk.The Russian state-owned company also completed the Atamanskaya compressor station and a cross-border section having a two-string submerged crossing under the Amur River. The compressor station and the cross-border section are both located near the Chinese border.Power of Siberia pipeline is backed by 30-year supply agreement with CNPCAround mid-2014, Gazprom signed a sales and purchase agreement with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to provide gas supplies for the latter for the course of 30 years of up to 38 billion cubic meters per year.Gazprom broke ground on the first section in September 2014, which is a nearly 2,200km segment between the Chayandinskoye field in the Yakutia region and Blagoveshchensk.The second phase of the Power of Siberia pipeline project will involve the construction of a section spanning around 800km from the Kovyktinskoye field in the Irkutsk region to the Chayandinskoye field. The third stage will see the expansion of gas transmission capacities between the Chayandinskoye field and Blagoveshchensk.Gazprom said that the Power of Siberia pipeline will start getting gas from the Kovyktinskoye field in late 2020. Currently, the Kovyktinskoye field is serving the basis for developing the Irkutsk gas production centre, said the company. The Power of Siberia pipeline, which can export up to 38 billion cubic meters per year of natural gas, is considered to be the largest gas transmission system in Russia’s Eastlast_img read more

Gasum to open four new gas filling stations in Sweden and Finland

first_img The firm’s filling station network in the Nordics comprises approximately 100 stations. (Credit: Gasum Oy.) Finnish state-owned gas company Gasum has announced the expansion of its gas filling station network in Sweden and Finland during summer 2020.As part of the expansion plans, the firm is set to open four new stations located in Ljungby, Helsingborg and Gothenburg in Sweden, and Lieto in Finland.Currently, Gasum operates 22 of the total of 30 gas filling stations for the heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) segment across the Nordics, of which 13 in Sweden are serving long-haul transport with low emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewable liquefied biogas (LBG).Opening of the new stations are part of the firm’s strategy to expand the liquefied gas filling station network in Finland, Sweden and Norway.Gasum has about 100 stations filling station in NordicsGasum Sweden Traffic director Mikael Antonsson said “Despite the challenging conditions during the coronavirus pandemic, Gasum is still expanding the filling station network.“The demand for alternative fuels has grown at an incredible rate as companies pursue more environment-friendly and cost-effective transport solutions.”The firm’s filling station network in the Nordics comprises approximately 100 stations which serve passenger cars, buses, trucks and other vehicles with gas.The total number of LNG/LBG filling stations will be approximately 35 in the Nordics this summer, along with other fuel retail operators.According to Gasum, liquefied natural gas over its lifetime can help to offset greenhouse gas emissions by about 20% compared to diesel.Gasum said: “Gas as a solution to decrease road transport emissions is becoming a more and more popular fuel options for HDVs in the Nordic countries.“The role of the expanding gas filling station network is crucial in providing these and future HDVs with a low-emission and cost-effective fuel.”In May this year, Gasum has closed the acquisition of Linde’s LNG and biogas business in Sweden and Norway and Nauticor’s Marine Bunkering business in Germany. Gasum currently operates 22 of the total of 30 gas filling stations for the heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) segment across the Nordicslast_img read more

USS Pasadena Returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

first_img View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Pasadena Returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii View post tag: Returns Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, after a scheduled six-month deployment to the Western Pacific region, June 22.“This was a great and extremely successful deployment for Pasadena,” said Cmdr. Andrew St. John, USS Pasadena’s commanding officer. “The crew operated this submarine with pride and professionalism responding to every challenge that came our way.”Pasadena departed Pearl Harbor Dec. 14, 2010, on her Western Pacific deployment. After operating in the dynamic environment of the Western Pacific, they returned with advanced qualifications. Twenty-two crew members became submarine qualified and are now authorized to wear the Submarine Warfare insignia or “Dolphins.”“With 30 percent of the crew on their first deployment, I could not be more proud,” said St. John. “They proved that we can take this submarine any place we need to go at any time.” Over the course of the deployment Pasadena completed multiple missions in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility, as well as several port visits. Port visits to Saipan, Yokosuka, Sasebo and Guam allowed the crew to experience the unique cultures around the Pacific Rim.Los Angeles-class submarines are ideally suited for covert surveillance, intelligence gathering and Special Forces missions. This stealth, when combined with the submarine’s Tomahawk cruise missiles, mines and torpedoes, provide the operational commander with an unseen force multiplier. USS Pasadena was commissioned in July 1991 and is the U.S. Navy’s second “Improved” Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered submarine. Throughout its 20-year history, Pasadena has deployed to and conducted operations in virtually every part of the Pacific Ocean, from the west coast of North and South America to Australia and the Persian Gulf.[mappress]Source: navy, June 24, 2011; View post tag: Naval View post tag: Harbor-Hickam View post tag: Navy View post tag: Pasadena USS Pasadena Returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaiicenter_img View post tag: Pearl June 24, 2011 View post tag: Joint Share this article View post tag: USS View post tag: Base View post tag: Hawaiilast_img read more

Winter Holiday Showcase coming to The Historic Landmark Loews Theater

first_imgDear Editor: The Kennedy Dancers, Diane Dragone, Executive Director, Friends of the Loews Theater Inc., and New Jersey State Council on the Arts are excited to announce the Winter Holiday Showcase on Friday Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Historic Landmark Loews Theater, 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City.Ticket prices are $20 presale, $23 at the door. For tickets call (201) 659-2190, or mail checks payable to “The Kennedy Dancers” to The Kennedy Dancers studio, 79 Central Ave., Jersey City, New Jersey 07307. This special occasion is made possible with the help of Friends of Loews. This production is a fundraising event and ticket sales will defray the cost of the Kennedy Dancers many outreach programs.Winter Holiday Showcase is a celebration of different cultures and holidays, using Balletic, Modern, Theatrical, and Folk Dance styles to celebrate the December holidays of Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukah, and the Winter Solstice, and featuring glorious holiday music from traditional Christmas Carols to classical sounds such as Pachelbel’s Cannon in D Major, Handel’s Water Music, and even excerpts from the Nutcracker.The performance features the Kennedy Dancers Repertory Company (professional), The Kennedy Dancers Inner City Youth Pre-Professional Co., and guest companies Buggé Ballet, directed by Nicole Buggé , and Dance Designs, directed by Carol Baskinger. The Inner City Youth Pre-Professional Co. is a scholarship program for disadvantage teens who exhibit talent and the passion to be professional dancers.This collaboration will be an experience families will not want to miss, especially watching from inside this Jersey City Landmark. Come and support these iconic dance companies. The Kennedy Dancers, Inc.last_img read more

Police Chiefs Show Their Support for Healthcare Workers

first_imgMaking a food delivery to Cape Regional Medical Center are, from left, Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner, Claudio Pawlus from Claudio’s Pizza Kitchen in Cape May Court House, Cape May County Police Academy Director Thomas DePaul, Bob Williams from Hugit’s Steaks and Things in Cape May Court House and Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives Paul Skill. (Photo provided by Cape May County Chiefs of Police Association) The Cape May County Chiefs of Police Association is showing support for local healthcare professionals who are working on the frontlines to protect Cape May County residents during the coronavirus outbreak.On Monday, the association donated more than 100 lunches to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Cape Regional Medical Center and the area’s urgent care centers.The lunches were purchased by the association at local eateries, including Hugit’s Steak and Things, Crest Tavern, Claudio’s Pizza Kitchen and the Dog Tooth Bar & Grill.Local eateries were chosen to help them out with their business while they are under COVID-19 restrictions that limit them to takeout orders and deliveries.The police chiefs association is urging other organizations to support local healthcare workers and restaurants in a similar way.“We in the law enforcement community also have to face the coronavirus head-on to do our job to protect and serve the public. It gives our officers and their families peace of mind to know that if they are stricken with the virus, there are people to care for them,” the association said in a press release.The police chiefs association will continue supporting all first responders as well as local eateries by donating additional lunches throughout the month of April.last_img read more

BakeMark adopts natural stance

first_imgBakeMark has launched a line of icings in response to consumers’ needs for natural colours and flavours. The new Crembel line is free from preservatives and uses the most natural ingredients where possible, said the firm.The icings are available in caramel, vanilla, chocolate and lemon flavours, and have been designed with the ever-growing cupcake market in mind. They can be melted or beaten to the desired consistency, have a high-sheen finish and are freeze-thaw stable.”Customer demand for more naturally based products is constantly growing. Consumers still seek out indulgent treats, but want them to also have a wholesome twist,” said Lisa Smith, marketing manager at BakeMark UK. “Our focus within new product development is not only to offer all the benefits of quality and innovation our customers have come to expect from us, but also place more and more emphasis on natural flavours and colours.”[http://www.bakemark.co.uk]last_img read more

Two charged with attack on friend in Elkhart

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Two men in Elkhart are wanted for attacking and robbing one of their friends. The incident happened last summer in a wooded area off of Cr. 16. The Elkhart Truth reports the victim, Dylan Simon, and Christian Leiter had been in an argument before the attack about some missing money and depression medication. The victim told police that Simon and Leiter lured him to a wooded area then punched, kicked, and stomped on him.Video of the suspects was caught by neighbors. Simon and Leiter have both been charged with robbery resulting in injury.Read the full report with The Elkhart Truth Previous articleMan, 36, killed in shooting on Laurelwood Drive in ElkhartNext articleCountry music legend Charlie Daniels has died Carl Stutsman Twitter Twitter Google+ Pinterest By Carl Stutsman – July 6, 2020 0 563 Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Two charged with attack on friend in Elkhart WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more