Gemma Power Systems syncs biomass facility to grid

first_imgConstruction began in May 2012 and has been receiving fuel since May 2014. Currently, the project is undergoing final combustion tuning and performance testing and is scheduled to enter commercial operation later this year. RenewablesBiomassCoalBoilersNew Projects TAGSMISO Gemma Plant Operations will operate the facility under a separate contract with ETEC. Previous articleWest Virginia, other states ask court to block EPA CO2 planNext articleB&W receives contract for AEP SWEPCO power plant in Arkansas chloecox By chloecox – Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, Gemma Power Systems, LLC has completed the initial synchronization of the Woodville Renewable Power Project, located in Woodville, Texas, to the electric grid operated by the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO). Facebook The 49.9-MW biomass plant, which is fueled by chipped, forest waste, is being constructed by Gemma Power for East Texas Electric Cooperative (ETEC) under an EPC contract. Twitter 8.4.2014 Subscribe to Power Engineering magazine Linkedin Twitter Facebook Voith Hydro supplying pumped storage equipment to pair with Idaho combined solar-wind project The site includes a Shin Nippon steam turbine generator and a Riley Power advanced stoker boiler with integrated air quality control system (AQCS). Avista considering RNG on way to net-zero carbon goals Linkedin Gemma Power Systems syncs biomass facility to grid Renewable project management firm Bradley acquired by Bureau Veritas RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR No posts to displaylast_img read more

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Canadian Endurance Team Cleared to Race at WEG

first_img Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* The Canadian Endurance Team has passed their veterinary inspection at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy, FRA. All four riders will take on the 160km endurance race across the coast of France by the historical Bay of Mont Saint Michele in Sartilly August 28. Representing Canada are:• Kathy Irvine, Elite Endurance athlete (a designation given to riders who have completed more than 10 FEI 3* 160 km races), of Blackfoot, AB and Nightwinds Savanah, her 16-year-old Arabian mare.• Jessica Manness of Dugald, MB and Greater Glide, her 13-year-old Arabian gelding.• Leanna Marchant of Calgary, AB and Samsons Fire, her 15-year-old Arabian cross gelding.• Elite Endurance rider, Yvette Vinton, an Ontario native currently living in Morriston, FL, USA and Petit Loup d’Jolie, an 11-year-old half Arabian gelding owned by Madame Cecile Dumas.“The entire team jogged through with flying colours and now we are in the final stages of preparing for the race,” said Chef d’Equipe Maura Leahy. “The team is looking really good, and working very well together – we expect to have some personal bests.”Once the Canadian athletes were approved for the race anticipation filled the air.“I am very excited. I love coming to the World Equestrian Games, seeing all the champion riders is very exciting,” commented Vinton, who also attended the 2010 World Equestrian Games. “The trail is going to be very technical, especially because it has been raining. I think our team is ready. Everyone did the trot outs, and now we’re ready to roll.”Team mate Irvine, stated, “I am really excited about getting going in the morning. This is a very remarkable 160 km race.”“Sam and I are ready to go, he feels awesome. We went out for a quick ride today and all he wanted to do was hunt and pass, so the hope is that I hang on and we get to the end of the race,” said Marchant.Excited for her inaugural World Equestrian Games, Manness commented, “It is all super exciting. I think we are really ready for this. I’m pumped, my horse is pumped, and we have been training hard so we’re positive about the race.”The Endurance jog consists of a formal veterinary inspection where the horse’s limbs, back, and heart rate are checked. They are also required to jog for soundness. Once the jury panel approves that the horse is properly conditioned , riders receive the necessary equipment to complete the race, including GPS technology.For more information about the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, results, and a complete schedule, visit www.normandy2014.com.Visit www.equinecanada.ca/cet for a list of Canadians competing at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, their bios, and more.The FEI TV is live broadcasting the Games for viewing.The FEI World Equestrian Games are held every four years, in the middle of the Olympic cycle. The inaugural Games were hosted in Stockholm (SWE) in 1990. Since then, the Games have been staged in The Hague (NED) in 1994, Rome (ITA) in 1998, Jerez (ESP) in 2002, Aachen (GER) in 2006, and Kentucky (USA) in 2010. Tags: Jessica Manness, Leanna Marchant, Kathy Irvine, Greater Glide, NightWinds Savanah, Yvette Vinton, 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Samsons Fire, Madame Cecile Dumas, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

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Catherine Tyree and Spencer Smith Top big Sunday classes at WEF 7

first_imgMore from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Spencer Smith (USA), 23, guided a new and promising mount in Princeton Z to a win in the $50,000 Dutta Corp/Guido Klatte Grand Prix CSI2*, while fellow U.S. athlete Catherine Tyree topped the $73,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic CSI5* aboard BEC Lorenzo to close week seven of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL, on Sunday, February 23.WEF continues at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) through March 29, 2020, with 12 consecutive weeks of world-class competition and $13 million dollars on offer. The eighth week of competition, sponsored by Premier Equestrian, runs February 25 through March 1 and is recognized as a CSIO4* Nations Cup by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI).Course designer Santiago Varela (ESP) welcomed 44 horses to the final event of the week with 15 advancing to the tie-breaking jump-off. Smith and Princeton Z, a nine-year-old Zangersheide stallion (President x Indoctro) owned by Torrey Pines Stable, rose to the top while promising a bright future for the young horse and a blooming partnership.Their time of 39.52 seconds bested Madison Goetzmann (USA) and her own Prestigious, who pocketed a time of 40.14 seconds to finish as the runner-up. Ireland’s David Blake and Don’t Touch du Bois, owned by Pine Hollow Farm, rounded out the top three in 41.04 seconds.“Princeton came to us in the beginning of January, and I got along well with him right away,” said Smith, who has worked with Canadian Olympic champion Eric Lamaze at his Torrey Pines Stables for several years. “He jumped really well in the [Hermès] Under 25 team event earlier in the season, so we thought we’d step him up to this. He’s a nice horse. And I think he’ll do everything; he’ll jump all the big tracks.”Smith candidly described Princeton Z, the former mount of French rider Mathieu Laveau, as “a little monster!”“He just wants to win and wants to go faster,” said Smith. “He’s got a lot of fight.”Of Varela’s jump-off track, Smith noted, “At this show, with this top level of riders, it has to be difficult, so it wouldn’t just become a total runner. It was a nice track, and I love having the two-star running along with the five-star. It’s an awesome division; it brings everyone into the FEI ranking system you’re able to step up.”Just off the podium, Bliss Heers (USA) took fourth aboard Christos in 41.23 seconds for owner Bridgeside Farms LLC, while Spain’s Miguel Torres capped the top five in 41.84 seconds riding his own Chacendra.Final Results: $50,000 Dutta Corp/Guido Klatte Grand Prix CSI2*1. PRINCETON Z: 2011 Zangersheide stallion by President x IndoctroSPENCER SMITH (USA), Torrey Pines Stable: 0/0/39.522. PRESTIGIOUS: 2007 Westphalian gelding by Con Cento x CorofinoMADISON GOETZMANN (USA), Madison Goetzmann: 0/0/40.143. DON’T TOUCH DU BOIS: 2009 Belgian Sport Horse mare by Kashmir van Schuttershof x IndoctroDAVID BLAKE (USA), Pine Hollow Farm: 0/0/41.044. CHRISTOS: 2009 Holsteiner gelding by Cristo 5 x LinaroBLISS HEERS (USA), Bridgeside Farms LLC: 0/0/41.235. CHACENDRA: 2009 Mecklenburg mare by Chacco BlueMIGUEL TORRES (ESP), Miguel Torres: 0/0/41.846. STERN DEI FOLLETTI: 2011 Holsteiner gelding by Toulon x CasparMARK KINSELLA (IRL), Morning Star Sporthorses LLC: 0/0/42.627. DACANTOS: 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Up to Date x Cassini ILORCAN GALLAGHER (IRL), Trelawny Farm, LLC: 0/0/43.018. CHIC CHIC: 2011 Westphalian stallion by Comme Il Faut x Contendro ISTEPHEN MOORE (IRL), Vlock Show Stables LLC: 0/0/43.619. CONTHA STARA: 2012 Oldenburg mare by Conthargos x Quick StarHAYLEY BARNHILL (USA), Alice Lawaetz: 0/0/44.3810. CARLOS 691: 2009 Oldenburg gelding by Catoki x Carry GoldJOHAN KACHELHOFFER (RSA), Johan Kachelhoffer: 0/4/40.36Plan Pays Off for Catherine Tyree and Bec Lorenzo in $73,000 CaptiveOne Advisors ClassicSaving the best for last in the seven-horse jump-off, including number-two ranked rider in the world, Martin Fuchs, Catherine Tyree and her 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Bec Lorenzo (Livello x Guidam) blazed to the win in Sunday’s $73,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic CSI5*. They finished double-clear over Varela’s track in 37.39 seconds over the short course for owner Mary Tyree.“I was able to watch everyone go before me in the jump-off, and I had a plan,” said Tyree. “To be honest, the first three jumps didn’t go according to plan, so I knew I had to really gallop and stay on it to the last three jumps. My horse met the challenge and was great. The CaptiveOne 1.50m series is a very competitive class, and it’s fun to have the championship at the end.“Santiago Varela has built great courses all week. They have been technical, challenging, and big enough,” continued Catherine, who trains with John Brennan and Missy Clark of North Run. “I was lucky; I had two horses, and I was able to go around one time and fix my mistakes and be there for Lorenzo to give him the best chance to jump a clear round.”Catherine has had Lorenzo for two years, and the gelding only jumped his first 1.50m last year. “Every time you ask him big questions, he exceeds all expectations I have,” she said. “There was a point where I didn’t know where he would end up, but I always knew he would be very competitive.”Tyree was a first timer at WEF in 2004 on a medium pony, and is now competitive in the International Arena. “I love being at WEF. Every weekend we’ve seen big jump-offs in grand prix, and that is a testament to not only the quality of horses and riders, but the footing as well.”In second place, Fuchs (SUI) finished with a time of 37.92 seconds aboard Stalando 2, owned by Gospodarstwo Rolne Andrzej Oplatek, ahead of Ireland’s Daniel Coyle riding Farrel for owner Ariel Grange. They stopped the clock without fault in 38.60 seconds. Fourth place went to fellow Irish rider and Daniel’s couson, Jordan Coyle, on Centriko Volvo in a time of 39.98 for owner Celtic Park, LLC. Rounding out the top five, Jorge Matte Capdevila rode his own Destiny Van Schore to a time of 46.889.Final Results: $73,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic CSI5*1. BEC LORENZO: 2010 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Livello x GuidamCATHERINE TYREE (USA), Mary Tyree: 0/0/37.3982. STALANDO 2: 2008 Oldenburg gelding Stakkatol x Landlady 55MARTIN FUCHS (SUI), Gospodarstwo Rolne Andrzej Oplatek: 0/0/37.923. FARREL: 2010 KWPN gelding by Cardento x BecherryDANIEL COYLE (IRL), Ariel Grange: 0/0/38.604. CENTRIKO VOLO: 2012 Oldenburg gelding by Centadel x Chacco-BlueJORDAN COYLE (IRL), Celtic Park, LLC: 0/0/39.985. DESTINY VAN SCHORE: 2009 SBS mare by Ugano Sitte x Quintine Du HoussoitJORGE MATTE CAPDEVILA (CHI), Jorge Matte Capdevila: 0/4/46.886. KARDENTA VAN’T MEERHOF: 2010 BWP mare by Cardento x MajesticSERGIO ALVAREZ MOYA (ESP), Sergio Alvarez Moya: 0/4/38.447. CHARMEUR: 2007 KWPN gelding by Numero Uno x Gelha’s VDL EmilionSERGIO ALVAREZ MOYA (ESP), Sergio Alvarez Moya: 0/4/38.958. VALENTINO TUILIERE: 2009 SF gelding by Diamant De Semilly x SternstundeEVE JOBS (USA), Eve Jobs: 4/70.819. INDRA VAN DE OUDE HEIHOEF: 2008 Belgian Warmblood mare by Casantos x Action-BreakerSHANE SWEETNAM (IRL), The Blue Buckle Group: 4/73.3810. QUIET EASY 4: 2004 Oldenburg gelding by Quidam’s Rubin x ZapateadoBERTRAM ALLEN (IRL), Gjelsten Family: 4/73.52 Tags: WEF, show jumping, Winter Equestrian Festival, Spencer Smith, Princeton Z, Catherine Tyree, CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic CSI5*, Dutta Corp/Guido Klatte Grand Prix CSI2*, BEC Lorenzo, Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding.last_img read more

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Lecturer or Assistant Professor of Practice, Director of Forensics (Speech and Debate)

first_imgAssistant Professor of Practice candidates must have: Master’s degree in Communication Studies or related areascompleted by Aug. 15, 2021Teaching experience at the college/university levelTwo years of forensics coaching experience at thecollege/university level Doctorate in Communication or related area by August 15,2021Three or more years of full-time university or college teachingexperienceInstructional experience with courses included in the NAUCommunication Studies curriculumExperience in teaching online or hybrid courses included in theNAU Communication Studies curriculumEvidence of teaching effectiveness (through sample syllabi andteaching statements)Demonstrated experiences that contribute to working withindividuals from culturally diverse backgrounds Preferred QualificationsPreferred for either the Lecturer position or the AssistantProfessor of Practice position: Master’s degree in Communication Studies or related area attime of hireTeaching experience at the college/university levelMinimum of five years of forensics coaching experience at thecollege/university levelcenter_img School of Communication is located in a $14.5 millionstate-of-the-art facility that includes five computer labs, digitalimaging labs, a student media complex, editing bays, televisionbroadcast studios and modern electronic classrooms and seminarrooms. Other highlights include a Public Speaking Lab (PSL) and aSpeech and Debate Squad Room.Immigration Suppt/SponsorshipNAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorshipfor this position.Job DescriptionThe School of Communication at Northern Arizona University invitesapplications for a Lecturer or Assistant Professor of Practice toteach courses in the Communication Studies major, coach speech anddebate, and serve as the Director of Forensics.The successful applicant will teach courses from among thefollowing areas: public speaking, communication theory, gender andcommunication, interpersonal communication, group communication,argumentation and debate, environmental communication, or othercourses as required by the School’s Communication Studies degreecurriculum and School-wide general Communication curriculum.The successful applicant will serve as the Director of Forensics.Duties include coaching the NAU forensics team, travelling to andjudging at intercollegiate forensics tournaments, and managing theforensics travel budget. Successful applicants should be preparedto coach students in both competitive speech and debate. NAUparticipates in individual events (American Forensic Associationevents) and debate (NFA-LD, NPDA, British Parliamentary, and/orIPDA). A graduate assistant may be available to support travel,judging, and coaching.The proposed workload will be the equivalent of four courses persemester, a one-course release each semester is available tocompensate for tournament travel. School of Communication facultyhave responsibilities in advising, mentoring and contributingservice to the school, university and the discipline. The positionbegins in August 2021.Minimum QualificationsLecturer candidates must have: Workplace CultureNAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by anunshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values.We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining ourefforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture ofexcellence. General InformationNorthern Arizona University has a student population of 22,870,including approximately 19,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff andthe remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment,NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all thefeatures of a large institution but with a personal touch, with afaculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All facultymembers are expected to promote student learning and help studentsachieve academic outcomes.While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a widerange of graduate programs and research. Our institution hascarefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning,forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in culturaldiversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks,Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection ofInterstate 17 and Interstate 40.The university is committed to a diverse and civil working andlearning environment.For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see theCenter for University Access and Inclusionwebpage .Background InformationNorthern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for thefollowing: a criminal background investigation, an employmenthistory verification and a degree verification (in some cases)prior to employment. You may also be required to complete afingerprint background check.Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU isrequired to participate in the federal E-Verify program thatassists employers with verifying new employees’ right to work inthe United States.Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report . The report is a result of a federallaw known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportablecrime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar yearsand discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keepstudents and employees safe including how to report crimes or otheremergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Reportfor the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance asthese campuses have on-campus student housing. This reportdiscloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campusstudent housing and statistics for fires that occurred in thosefacilities.If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contactthe NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting thedepartment at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.SalaryCommensurate with experience and academic credentials.BenefitsThis is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefitpackage including generous health, dental and vision insurance;participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or theOptional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees andqualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU isavailable at the NAU HRbenefits page .Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to termsof the Conditions of Faculty Service . Employees offered aposition will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU’sBCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enrollin benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the firstday of the pay period following their completed enrollment.If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System(ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and thelong-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin onthe first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. Newemployees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan(ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate onthe first day of employment. The long-term disability plan thataccompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay periodfollowing 90 days of employment. More information about NAUbenefits is available at the NAU HRbenefits page .Submission DeadlineThis vacancy will be open until filled or closed. First review ofapplications will begin on April 15, 2021.How to ApplyTo apply for this position, please click on the “Apply” button atthe end of the job description if viewing this position through theNAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply,proceed to nau.jobs ,follow the ‘Faculty and Administrator Openings’ link, locatevacancy 605284, and then “Apply” at the bottom of thepage.Application must include: (1) a detailed letter of applicationexplaining your interest in the position, provide details regardinghow you meet minimum and preferred qualifications, as well as yourteaching philosophy; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a coachingphilosophy; (4) a judging philosophy; and (5) names and contactinformation for five professional references. Save all items as PDFand/or Word documents.If you need assistance completing your application there areinstructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human ResourcesDepartment located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus – on the cornerof Beaver and DuPont Streets.If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonableaccommodation to participate in the hiring process please contactthe Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD – 928-523-1006or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.FLSA StatusThis position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the FairLabor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime orcompensatory time for additional time worked.Equal Employment OpportunityNorthern Arizona University is a committed EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities,veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.EEO is the Law Poster and SupplementsNAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps,and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.last_img read more

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London’s Poles want to keep calm and carry on post-Brexit

first_imgAnother volunteer, Pat Downes, says she enjoys living in a multicultural neighborhood, but that her family in Cumbria in northwest England voted to leave in the hope of “taking the country back.” She fears having to discuss Brexit with her family during an upcoming trip home. “I don’t want to have a falling out with them,” she says.For Hammersmith’s Poles, however, the vote to leave the EU has introduced a threat even more worrying than rising discrimination: That they might have to one day leave their homes.“We’re used to life here,” said Michał Bis. He and his wife Kasia were married in Poland and moved to the U.K. in 2011. They’re not permanent residents, but they have stable jobs working for Heathrow Airport and in cargo for hardware company Grex. They’ve taken a mortgage on a house in the London area.The vote for Brexit has caused them to question their future, especially after both the British foreign secretary and the immigration minister refused to guarantee EU citizens the right to stay after the country leaves.Michał puts on a brave face, but Kasia is less confident. Poland’s economy has grown dramatically in recent years, but rural areas like the ones she and Michał grew up in have seen little benefit. While she is sensitive to those who criticize Poles for staying in the U.K., she feels like they have no other option. “I’d rather go back,” she says. “But there’s no work.”As long as the negotiations over Brexit remain unfinished, Poles — and other immigrants from Europe — will remain uneasy. “People are starting to think, ‘Do we go back?’ ” says Bell. “Nobody really knows what the future will be.” LONDON — The first time Kryssie Bell felt herself to be the victim of a hate crime was the weekend after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.Bell, a Brit of Polish descent, is the spokesperson for POSK, a Polish cultural center in the London neighborhood of Hammersmith, where she has been a regular for more than four decades.She awoke early on the morning of June 26 to the news that somebody had scrawled “F— you OMP” in bright yellow paint across the center’s glass front. When she arrived that afternoon, the graffiti had already been washed off and a police report filed. Hammersmith is not an area that’s used to media attention. The neighborhood gives the impression of seamless, working-class multiculturalism. A hip fish-and-chips eatery stands a few paces away from a traditional Azerbaijani restaurant. A Turkish halal shop sells fasolka po bretońsku, a traditional Polish dish made of beans and sausages.But the neighborhood has come under the spotlight, as hate crimes rapidly escalated following the vote to leave the EU on June 23. In the 12 days following the referendum, the London Metropolitan police received 771 reports of hate crimes, an average of 64 a day. By comparison, police documented about 40 allegations of hate crimes a day between May 2015 and May 2016.And that’s just in London. Bell says one of her friends in Nottingham was speaking Polish with her mother over the phone, when she heard someone say, “When are you going to stop speaking that language? Go home.”“The situation brought back memories from 50 years ago,” said Anna, a half-English, half-Polish woman whose family has lived in the area for decades. “If you didn’t have an English surname, people would ask, ‘why are you here?’” Speaking to POLITICO, she declines to share her last name. “It’s Polish,” she explains.And yet, in Hammersmith, at least, the community has rallied around the Polish community. Huge bouquets of flowers and cards signed by families with names like Flanagan, Brackenbury, and Jacobs — as well as Iglikowski — stand in piles in POSK’s reception area. Countless strangers have walked in to apologize to the receptionists for the negative reaction towards the community.‘Do we go back?’Hanna Growler-Tourmache, a woman of German origin who volunteers at a local NGO-run bookshop, thinks Poles don’t deserve to be bullied: “They’re punctual,” she says. They work hard. Poles have a good reputation here.” Scotland Yard is still investigating. They still don’t know who the perpetrator was or the exact meaning of the graffiti.The event reverberated throughout Hammersmith, one of the neighborhoods in London with the highest concentration of Polish residents, and left its inhabitants questioning their safety in the city. “We’re in a state of shock,” says Bell. “I wish we could all go back to the Wednesday before Brexit.”But as fear and confusion give way to resignation about the outcome of the referendum, Poles in neighborhoods like Hammersmith are looking even further ahead. Coping with racism is just one of their concerns. They’re also asking themselves: Will we be able to keep working and living in the U.K.?these cards have actually been put through letter boxes of Polish families in Huntingdon today. I could weep pic.twitter.com/P3maK1Vasf— fencelt (@howgilb) June 25, 2016 Also On POLITICO UK government refuses to offer guarantees to EU citizens By Cynthia Kroet Theresa May: Cutting EU migration will ‘take time’ By Jeanette Minnslast_img read more

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MonoNeon Releases New Single, “Breathing While Black” [Stream]

first_imgGhost-Note bassist MonoNeon shared a new original song to his Bandcamp on Monday which was lyrically inspired by the recent events pertaining to race relations which have engulfed cities across the country over the past week.Entitled “Breathing While Black”, the slower-tempo track runs at four minutes in length and hears the talented bassist soulfully express himself via the lyrics, “Breathing while black/You took me from my roots/Now I want it back/You beat me when I’m down/We are crying for help don’t you see the problem all around/Do my tears have to be white for you to understand me?”Related: MonoNeon Self-Reflects On Funky New Song, “Am I Trippin’?” [Listen]MonoNeon typically shares new singles and album projects directly to his Bandcamp page rather than other streaming platforms, and usually without any pre-release announcement. Stream the new single in full below.MonoNeon – “Breathing While Black”<a href=”http://dywanethomasjr.bandcamp.com/track/breathing-while-black”>Breathing While Black by MonoNeon</a>MonoNeon was one of the 60+ artists who partook in Quarantine Comes Alive this past Saturday, as the bassist virtually teamed up with members of Ghost-Note, Magic Beans, The Motet, and more for a remote edition of Purple Party: A Celebration of Prince. Watch the full remote tribute to Prince from Quarantine Comes Alive here.Breathing while blackU took me from my rootsNow I want it backU beat me when I’m downWe R crying for help don’t U see the problem all aroundDo my tears have to be white 4 U to understand meThat can’t be rightWe R tired and angryMad at the worldThedevilmustleave pic.twitter.com/PhjxUWq4S3— Dywane Thomas Jr. (@MonoNeon) June 3, 2020last_img read more

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Limited Edition: Cancer Fighting Headset Caps from Leave It On The Road

first_imgLast year Leave It On The Road rode across the US to raise fifty thousand dollars to benefit colon cancer. This year, the cycling publication is continuing to raise awareness with a series of books and accessories. First up is this limited edition headtube cap, which will be available in one of two cancer fighting colors -blue for colon and pink for breast cancer. In whatever color you chose, the words written across the cap are still poignant reminder of why we all ride.The custom caps will be available next week, so stay tuned to their website here to order.last_img read more

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First Look! Niner RLT9 Gravel Road Bike – Big Wheels Take the Road Less…

first_imgThe RLT9 is quite simply an “all road mountain bike” that’s designed to tackle epic cyclocross races like the Iron Cross and Southern Cross as well as endurance gravel grinders and monster cross showdowns. The hydroformed frame uses a tubeset similar to the AIR9, giving it aesthetically pleasing structural shaping.Shift cables run internally, entering the frame through new entry port grommets that’ll work with mechanical and electronic drivetrains. There’s an auxiliary port on the seat tube near the front derailleur for Di2/EPS systems, otherwise the front shift cable pops out just under the BB and comes around to meet the front derailleur.The rear shift cable pops out at the same spot and runs housing all the way back to the derailleur. The design offers reasonably easy installation and safekeeping from mud and grit. If you’re running Di2/EPS, wires will run internally to the rear derailleur, and frames ship with plugs installed on all wiring holes not shared with mechanical drivetrains.Rear brake housing runs externally along the bottom of the downtube.Fender mounts are built into the frame and fork, letting the bike double as an aggressive commuter…assuming you commute without racks.The frame uses a Pressfit 30 bottom bracket. What’s not shown here is a new BioCentric 30 bottom bracket. Built similar to their two-bolt BioCentric II EBB, it allows you to run a standard 24mm or 24/22mm GXP crankset in the PressFit BB30 frame and adjust chain tension when set up as a singlespeed bike. That keeps the rear dropouts much cleaner:The dropouts are custom forged pieces with hollowed out sections to save weight. The non-drive side integrates a minimalist brake mount. Note the fender mounts set back and above the rear axle. Speaking of which, the frame is built around a standard 135mm QR rear axle.The new full carbon rigid fork is also built around standard quick release axles. It, too, builds in fender mounts just above the dropouts and behind the crown. Both the fork and frame have a max clearance for 700×45 tires, meaning you should be able to cram a 29×1.8 semi-slick in there…that’s something we’ll have to test when we get a demo bike in for review (Dear Niner, please go ahead and put us down for one!).Tube shapes and wall thicknesses are all designed to provide a fast but lively ride. It’s also designed to use a 27.2 seatpost for a bit extra compliance, and they recommend using their own RDO carbon seatpost for maximum comfort since it has intentional aft flex to soak up the bumps. We’ve ridden them and they work.It’ll be available as a frameset or complete bike in two colors. Mint, shown above, and……Industry Gray, which has a slightly bluish tint. Claimed frame weight is 1395g for a 53. Available sizes are 47, 50, 53, 56, 59, and 62cm. Framesets include the fork and will retail for $1,049 (we’re double checking on whether that includes the headset and seatpost collar, stay tuned).Complete bikes will come in two specs:Click image to enlarge. The 4-star build uses SRAM Rival 10-speed with the S-700 series hydraulic disc brakes and retails for $2,999. The 2-star build uses Shimano 105 and comes in at just $1,999. Both include a new Niner drop road bar and logo’d foam bar tape.Geometry is explained similarly to how we’ve heard other gravel grinders are put together. Compared to a true cyclocross bike, the chainstays are a bit longer and the headtube’s a bit slacker (better stability), and the bottom bracket’s a bit lower so you’re more “in” the bike rather than “on top of it”. In other words, they’re designed to let you power through the rough sections but not feel skittish on the loose stuff.Ready to take the road less traveled with Niner? Get your order in now, they start shipping at the end of the year.NinerBikes.com When your brand is seemingly built around mountain bikes of a particular wheel size, how do you grow beyond that? Sure, Niner’s teased a downhill program during the launch of the new WFO9, but otherwise they have a bike that fits virtually every major category.The answer is to simply turn left. To take a new road. One that may be less traveled but is becoming more and more popular. All of us continue to seek new adventures (or at least I hope you do), and sometimes you’ve got to stretch your perceptions of yourself a bit to cover new ground.I asked what led the decision to branch off from mountain bikes, and Niner’s cofounder Chris Sugai had this to say:“Not every rider has access to perfect singletrack, but many people have vast networks of dirt roads to explore and train on. We want to contribute to making that experience great. Niner is about making the best off road bikes available – we’ve applied our experience making great carbon forks and high end alloy frames directly to the RLT 9 project – we think riders are going to be very pleased with the ride quality and functionality as well as the Niner signature touches such as the geared and singlespeed functionality.”What he left out was that everyone at their office (and ours) totally wanted one. Grind past the break to see why…last_img read more

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Very premature babies at risk of mental health problems – research

first_imgThe Guardian:Children who are born very prematurely are at greater risk of developing mental health and social problems that can persist well into adulthood, according to one of the largest reviews of evidence.Those with an extremely low birth weight, at less than a kilogram, are more likely to have attention disorders and social difficulties as children, and feel more shyness, anxiety and depression as adults, than those born a healthy weight.The review draws on findings from 41 published studies over the past 26 years and highlights the need for doctors to follow closely how children born very prematurely fare as they become teenagers and adults.Read the whole story: The Guardian More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Life After 50: Honoring Triple Digits…

first_imgToday is George Best day! he turns 100 today! This is the first round of morale boosting bags given this morning in George’s name go to Behive Homes in White Rock in honor of his birthday. Courtesy/LARSO George Best By BERNADETTE LAURITZENExecutive DirectorLARSOOne year ago, I was approached at the Betty Ehart Senior Center by Ruth Lier.“Someone is turning 99 tomorrow,” she said. She told me it was George Best, my first 99! I ran home baked some cookies and piped little 99’s on them. I asked the chef if I could serve lunch and he said yes. As George approached, I said, “A little bird tells me, that today is your birthday.” He smiled and said, “yes.” I asked if I may share the news with the group. He agreed, and I also requested permission to share the number.I got the attention of those gathered for lunch to share the good news, that George Best was not only celebrating his birthday, but his 99th. I said that I made cookies and hoped everyone would wish him a happy birthday. After that, a senior said, “You know, you set the bar very high for a birthday.” I said that I would be happy to bake cookies for any senior celebrating their 99th birthday!Today, Aug. 4, our birthday boy turns 100! I could not be more excited for the day. He has received 170 birthday cards of a goal set for 100, and his last mail call will take place today. I believe we may actually make 200! The cards have come from; New Mexico, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Arizona, Alabama, and in this batch I saw one from New ZealandAs a young radio personality, when I was 24, I had the joy of interviewing four seniors who were 100 or more. These senior citizens had crossed the United States in covered wagons. I heard stories of how if you needed to birth a baby, you pulled off to the side, took care of the task and got back on the trail. How amazing for me to spend time with living history.George has been in Los Alamos since 1949. He raised his family here and helped build a community. He spent time encouraging the many aspects of community, that make us what we are today. He assisted in faith, finance, family and fun. He has worked in the areas of history, science and culture. The County Council has even proclaimed today “George Best Day today”.The senior centers are collecting spare change, or the paper kind, and making goodie bags for every senior citizen in our assisted living facilities. Tuesday, BeeHive Homes of New Mexico in White Rock will receive the first delivery. Chris and his team are ready to spread the love of the community to their family members for whom they serve. Don’t worry, we have quarantined all of the items, prior to delivery. The change is used to purchase the items in each bag that today we will call George’s party bags.We thank George for his service to the nation (officer in the Navy), Los Alamos and her people. Happy Birthday George, thanks for being there, for us all. To celebrate Los Alamos County proclaiming today ‘George Best Day’ as he turns 100, the senior centers are collecting spare change to make morale boosting bags for every senior in local assisted living facilities. BeeHive Homes in White Rock gets the first delivery today. LARSO is working with Del Norte Credit Union to infuse coins back into the local economy. The centers will collect throughout the month of August, also celebrating the birthday of the White Rock Senior Center this month. Best was a DNCU volunteer for 34 years.last_img read more

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