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first_img By Kunal Dhyani – September 9, 2020 match 1129-SepDelhi Capitals vs Sunrisers HyderabadSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi07:30 PM Football TAGSDelhi CapitalsIndian Permier LeagueIPL 2020IPL 2020 in UAEShreyas Iyer SHARE match 3014-OctDelhi Capitals vs Rajasthan RoyalsDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai07:30 PM Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Football match 4224-OctKolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi CapitalsSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi03:30 PM Click the link below for- IPL 2020 LIVE Score, Ball by Ball Commentary, IPL LIVE Streaming, IPL Schedule, IPL Result Update, IPL LIVE Linkhttps://www.insidesport.co/indian-premier-league/ IPL 2020: After Virat Kohli, Delhi Capitals Shreyas Iyer showoff his football skills match 3417-OctDelhi Capitals vs Chennai Super KingsSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah07:30 PM Sport News With the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) less than two weeks away, players of all the teams are leaving no stones unturned in their training session, and Shreyas Iyer is no exception.After Virat Kohli’s RCB played few football rounds in last one week, on Tuesday, Shreyas Iyer too showcased his football skills during a recent training session match 2309-OctRajasthan Royals vs Delhi CapitalsSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah07:30 PM WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to wet outfield, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndoE! 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first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more


first_img Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem On June 21, the Rt. Rev. Dena Harrison, bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Texas, ordained eight new deacons: Sharron Leslie Cox, Elizabeth Ruth Dowell, Keith Frederick Giblin, Eric André Cole Holloway, Kellaura Beth Johnson, Paulette Williams Magnuson, Eileen Elizabeth O’Brien and Terry Lee Pierce.The service was held at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Houston. For a photo gallery visit the diocesan Facebook page. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Release The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC center_img Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Posted Jun 26, 2014 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Eight new deacons ordained at Houston cathedral service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more


first_imgHeather Cook sentenced to seven years in prison Rector Bath, NC November 15, 2015 at 12:32 am When we use absolutes, we are almost always wrong. They should be avoided if only for accuracy of speech/writing. Often they are also inflammatory (in this case not so much, but in general). Few incidents are “wholly” predictable; in this instance, many people behave the same way she did and have no incident and do not hurt or kill anyone; this in itself negates the “wholly” predictable statement. The “entirely avoidable” tragedy phrase is similar in nature. It clearly was a tragedy. She clearly could have minimized the possibility by behaving responsibly. Was it “entirely avoidable” in any set of circumstances? The absolutes would lead one to believe the answer is no. In no way can she be (legally) absolved of her responsibility for the tragedy. But neither can we when we use statements of an absolute nature, which can inflame attitudes and are generally inaccurate. I think most of us can do better if we think about what we are saying/writing. October 29, 2015 at 3:12 pm You are using incorrect language to describe this criminal event. This was not an “accident”. Please look it up. I don’t mean to imply that she intended to hit or kill. However, by driving drunk, by texting while driving, her crash was wholly predictable. A crash by someone drunk and texting is entirely expected. There is more than apparent fault in this case. This was not an act of God, this what an entirely avoidable tragedy. And if you hang your hat on “she didn’t intend to…”, then consider this; she intended to drink, she intended to drink and drive, she intended to break the law, she intended to text while driving drunk, and she intended to endanger the rest of us by doing these things. Please don’t use language that insults the victim. This was not an “accident”. Featured Events Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rick Spring says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Comments (6) Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem November 8, 2015 at 7:23 pm There seems to be lack of information as to what happens when a person goes to prison. First of all there is a period of time which varies after admission in which visiting is very limited if at all. Secondly: the hours for visiting in Maryland are quite limited, only Thursday – Sunday on certain dates for an hour or less usually in a public room except for lawyers.Third: prisoners have to list the people they want to visit, even clergy cannot just wander in at will. The prisoners are expected to work on a daily basis as well.Prisons do have chaplains who provide pastoral care on a nondenominational basis. Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Selena Smith says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ October 31, 2015 at 10:30 pm Legally she was convicted of manslaughter and three other charges, meaning it was not pre-meditated, and she was sentenced according to the law by the judge for the crime(s). I wonder which clergy of the Episcopal Church are visiting her since the Episcopal Church claims in its worship and its policies to be there in for those who are poor, orphaned, widowed, disabled, in prison, etc. ? Maybe most are at the Installation of the next Presiding Bishop? Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group [Episcopal News Service] Former Episcopal Diocese of Maryland Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook was sentenced Oct. 27 to seven years in prison for causing the Dec. 27, 2014 death of a Baltimore father of two.Cook had pleaded guilty Sept. 8 to automobile manslaughter and three other criminal charges for causing the car-bicycle accident in suburban Baltimore that killed bicyclist Thomas Palermo, a 41-year-old software engineer at Johns Hopkins Hospital who also built custom bike frames.The charges included driving the car that struck Palermo while having nearly three times the legal limit of alcohol in her blood system, texting while driving and then leaving the scene of the accident. She was originally accused of 13 charges relating to the fatal accident.Judge Timothy Doory sentenced Cook after testimony about the impact of Palermo’s death from his mother, wife and sisters-in-law, according to the Baltimore Sun newspaper.Cook addressed the Palermo family after their testimony. “I am so sorry for the grief and the agony I have caused,” she said, according to the Sun. “This is my fault. I accept complete responsibility.”Attorneys for Cook and the Palermo family said during the hearing that they had resolved any civil liability arising out of the fatal accident.At the end of the hearing Cook was handcuffed and taken into custody. She had been free on $2.5 million bail since being charged October 31, 2015 at 10:32 pm I agree with Mr. Larson 100 percent. I conduct an outpatient substance abuse program through my private practice,one of the points that is constantly being pointed out to the patients in the program is that they chose to drink or do drugs. Once they made that choice, they then chose the consequences for that behavior. None of them intended to get caught while drinking and driving or get caught while doing drugs and driving, but once they got behind the wheel of their car while impaired, they are also responsible for the consequences of that choice. I agree that this was not an accident, she chose to drive and text while impaired, to give her only 7 years for killing someone is a slap in the face for people like me who work diligently trying to get people who drive while impaired to accept the responsibility of their actions and get them off the road. With a sentence of only 7 years you set substance abuse programs back into the dark ages. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Ed Lane says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books By ENS staffPosted Oct 28, 2015 Rector Shreveport, LA Jeff Larason says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN November 18, 2015 at 7:52 pm Good post! Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. Rector Albany, NY Pat Davis says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Press Release Nancy Platt says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, MElast_img read more


first_imgSmilgu House / Plazma Architecture StudioSave this projectSaveSmilgu House / Plazma Architecture Studio Year:  Houses Lithuania Smilgu House / Plazma Architecture Studio CopyHouses•Vilnius, Lithuania ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/936164/smilgu-house-plazma-architecture-studio Clipboard “COPY” Manufacturers: Atlas Concorde, AutoDesk, Oty Light, Casa Dolce Casa, IPF, Trimble, Vetedy Group Projects Save this picture!© Norbert Tukaj+ 11Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographscenter_img Architects: Plazma Architecture Studio Area Area of this architecture project Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description City:VilniusCountry:LithuaniaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Norbert TukajText description provided by the architects. Built at the junction of two residential Vilnius‘ districts, Turniškės and Valakampiai, Smilgu House is a building of compact, monumental, yet simple and sensitive architecture. It takes up maximum permissable built area of the land plot.Save this picture!© Norbert TukajThe context of the project is a prestigious area which is dominated by buildings of high architectural level. They are diverse in style, each reflecting the owners’ concept of luxury and beauty. A very important element of the context is sites natural surroundings – although the terrain is flat and does not create any additional challenges, the forest embracing the site encourages opening to nature.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe client was expecting exceptional quality, function and aesthetics in modern architecture without looking for typical solutions. The surroundings are natural, so there were no particular challenges in aligning the architecture with the nearby buildings. As the plot is small, enveloped by the forest, attention was paid to make the house beautiful as a separate piece in the existing environment. Thus, the main challenge became the task of creating a building of high architectural value and meeting the functional needs expressed by the client.Save this picture!© Norbert TukajIn terms of planning, the principal desire of the client was to have a double-height common space that is overlooking nature, all other rooms placed around it. In this case, the sunny side with a beautiful view is on the opposite side of the entrance, which naturally divides the land into street yeard and back, yard which is more recreational. With only one car, three bedrooms and a small home office, the building is very compact compared to its class. Save this picture!© Norbert TukajExotic wood cladding was used for the façade, which, once installed, will reveal a bright red color, and over time, the wood will turn brown and eventually turn gray. On the south side, a huge plane of glass is retracted to prevent overheating of the interior. The building is designed with a closed facade facing the street – there‘s a north-facing garage, lounge, laundry, cloakroom, and one room.Save this picture!© Norbert TukajThe interior of the house contrasts with the exterior – the retracted parts of the building extend the white walls and ceilings merging interior with outdoors. These light planes contrast with façade cladding and draw in a gaze to the much brighter interior.Save this picture!© Norbert TukajProject gallerySee allShow lessDesign for Living: Global Contest to Rethink our Habitat, from the Body to the CityStudent CompetitionsCoronavirus as an Opportunity to Address Urban InequalityArticles Share “COPY” Rytis Mikulionis, Margarita Pantelejeva Photographs:  Norbert Tukaj Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/936164/smilgu-house-plazma-architecture-studio Clipboard Lead Architects: CopyAbout this officePlazma Architecture StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVilnaOn FacebookVilniusLithuaniaPublished on May 05, 2020Cite: “Smilgu House / Plazma Architecture Studio” 05 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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first_imgGift Aid promoted in tax return mailings AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 April 2003 | News If you receive an annual tax return, you’ll probably have noticed the insert promoting Gift Aid.The Inland Revenue is helping to promote Gift Aid by including an insert in the millions of tax return documents it is sending out.The A4 sheet features the new “Giftaid it” logo and states “now is an especially good time to give to charity.” It includes details on how Gift Aid works, how higher rate taxpayers can claim relief early, and details of sources of further information, including the Web address of the Giving Campaign. Advertisementcenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more


first_imgResidents of Tampa Bay, Fla., are about to have their lives disrupted, not by a hurricane but by the heavily scripted exercise in political propaganda that is the Republican National Convention. Starting Aug. 27, roads and bridges will be closed, area businesses and schools shuttered, transportation services altered and heavily armed police will be everywhere. For four days, those who call Tampa Bay home will be excluded from the downtown convention area and subject to police search.Tens of millions of dollars have been spent, not to help struggling homeowners or to keep needed public services open, but to purchase high-tech surveillance equipment and the latest in crowd-control weapons. Untold millions are being spent by corporations to wine and dine the delegates and media representatives at high-priced hotels and restaurants. City parks are being reserved for this excess, including one with a 3,000-square-foot tent.What the Coalition to March on the RNC labels the “Republican agenda” is expected to bring thousands of workers, students, women, immigrants, ­seniors — in other words, the 99% — into the streets to demand jobs, health care, education, equality and peace.In response to that right to assemble, protest and speak, city leaders and RNC organizers developed a web of new ordinances, restricting the most elementary of free speech and assembly rights and expanding police powers — all the while engaging in a deviousmedia campaign to demonize those who think issues like jobs, health care and education should be top priorities. The same is true in Charlotte, N.C., the site of the Democratic National Convention Sept. 3-6.The stated positions of the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan ticket reflect a program designed by the most entrenched reactionary and right-wing elements of Wall Street’s financial and industrial billionaires. In their eyes, the only solution to the malaise that is infecting the capitalist system is to continue to eradicate any social programs that benefit the great majority. “Cut and privatize” are the answers to every demand raised by the people, whether for education, health care, transportation or any other social necessities. Government programs that fulfill human needs are to be sacrificed to ensure high, sustained profits, interest payments to the banks, and military interventions, occupations and bases worldwide.The conventions of the two parties representing the interests of the ruling class in the U.S. are, in effect, very elaborate commercials, trying to sell a bill of shoddy goods to a consuming public. The emphasis is on the image, whether cheering audiences, cascading balloons or glitzy videos. Pundits will spend countless hours on the air trying to find something interesting to talk about as they scrutinize the speeches for a nugget of substance. Instead, the “analyses” will focus on presentation, with no one commenting that “the emperor has no clothes.”The real talk about issues, how to solve the capitalist crisis that is devastating families across the country and around the world, will be out on the streets of Tampa and later in Charlotte. Unemployed workers; those without health insurance; students overwhelmed by debt; communities of color plagued by racial profiling and police repression; labor, workers, LGBTQ people and the disabled battling regressive legislation; those without homes; and veterans and all who are tired of endless war are challenging the 1%’s vision of the future. The sanctity of profit over people is a discredited answer. The effectiveness of real progressive change through the ballot is being contested by the power of the street.The Coalition to March on the RNC has overcome all the obstacles placed in its way to bring together a diverse cross section of people, who actually represent the majority in this country. These organizers have won a permit to march within sight and sound of the Republican Convention and have fashioned a program of speakers totally unlike those who will deliver their canned speeches to a select audience.On Monday, Aug. 27, the opening day of the RNC, thousands will start gathering at 10 a.m. in Perry Harvey Sr. Park, 1200 N. Orange Ave. The 1.1 mile march to the Protest RNC Square begins at noon. A rally including all those voices excluded from the stage inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum will “speak truth to power” and claim it for themselves.Just a few days later, on Sunday, Sept. 2, another march will be taking place in Charlotte. Dubbed the March on Wall Street South — Charlotte has the largest concentration of banks and corporate offices outside of New York City — a coalition demanding people’s power will “lift up the voices of those most impacted by economic crises, war, cutbacks, deportations and foreclosures” during the Democratic National Convention.For more information on the two demonstrations, go to marchonthernc.org and wallstsouth.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


first_imgDerailed train dangles over West Philadelphia.WW photo: Joseph PiettePhiladelphia — On Jan. 20, seven cars of a mile-long freight train operated by CSX Corporation and carrying Bakken Shale crude oil, derailed on a bridge over the Schuylkill River in West Philadelphia. The densely populated area nearest the bridge is home to two major universities, two hospitals, plus thousands of apartment buildings and residential homes. It also borders Center City, Philadelphia’s major business and commercial district.While no explosion resulted from the derailment, similar cargoes of crude oil — described as “oil bomb” trains — have exploded and burned in five other crude-by-rail accidents in the last seven months.On July 6, 47 people were incinerated and dozens of buildings destroyed when a fireball erupted after a train carrying crude oil derailed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. Fires and oil spills, but no loss of life, resulted from derailments of trains carrying crude oil near Edmonton, Canada, in October; in rural western Alabama in November; and in northwest New Brunswick, Canada, on Jan. 7.On Dec. 30, a freight train carrying Bakken Shale crude oil collided with another train in Casselton, N.D., 20 miles west of Fargo, resulting in a fiery explosion. It forced the evacuation of 1,200 residents within a five-mile radius due to the danger of exposure to fumes from burning crude oil. But evacuating tens of thousands of residents within a five-mile radius of the CSX rail bridge in Philadelphia would have been impossible.Officials from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada warned on Jan. 23 that “a major loss of life” could occur if rail shipments of Bakken region crude oil are allowed to continue. (Associated Press)It can take more than five minutes for a single train, carrying around 100 cars, to pass by any given location. There is no limit to the number of cars allowed to carry crude oil. Trains similar to the one that derailed in Philadelphia run through several major U.S. cities, including Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Topeka, St. Louis and Memphis.On Jan. 16, more than 400 people packed a community meeting in Washington, D.C., to protest plans by CSX to dig a massive trench less than 50 feet from a residential area in order to carry uncovered freight trains containing crude oil and other hazardous materials.Federal right-to-know laws exempt shipping companies like CSX from having to disclose what hazardous materials they carry. While CSX has a “voluntary agreement” with some cities that it won’t move “unit trains” — those carrying only one type of hazmat cargo — it easily gets around that rule. In Philadelphia, one of the seven cars that derailed was carrying sand. More often than not the additional railcars carry highly inflammable materials such as propane.In 2013, CSX reported 212 accidents — 99 of them from derailments. Sixty-four others involved cars carrying hazmat cargo — the highest number for any railroad company in the U.S.The Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration found that crude-by-rail spills in 2013, totaling more than 1.15 million gallons spilled, were greater than the combined total of 800,000 gallons spilled during the previous 38 years. The 2013 figure does not include the 400,000 gallons from the Casselton spill. (Huffington Post, Jan. 23)Rail accidents linked to increased Bakken Shale productionThese accidents can be linked to the rapid and largely unregulated expansion of shale oil production using hydraulic fracturing. Since 2008, domestic oil production in the Bakken Shale region of North Dakota and Montana has increased by 50 percent, producing up to 7.5 million barrels per day in 2013.At the highest levels since 1988, oil production in Canada, North Dakota and Texas has exceeded existing pipeline capacity, resulting in a 400 percent increase in crude-by-rail shipments since 2005. The North Dakota Mineral Resources Department estimated that in 2014 around 90 percent of the state’s crude oil — almost 1 million barrels per day — will move by freight rail. This also surpasses the estimated capacity of the Keystone XL pipeline, which is only 830,000 barrels per day.There is an added concern that oil from the Bakken Shale may be more explosive than other types of oil because it contains chemicals, including volatile organic compounds, used in the hydraulic fracturing process. The fracking chemicals may also be the cause of severe corrosion found on the inside of the tanks, covers and valves of derailed cars carrying shale oil.Spineless oversightFor nearly 20 years, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has issued safety guidelines recommending that all tank cars used to carry crude oil be reinforced to prevent punctures should they derail. They have been particularly critical of the thin-skinned and easily explosive DOT-111 railcars that have been linked to some of the deadlier disasters since 2009.A key problem is that while the NTSB can make recommendations, it lacks the authority to mandate that the industry use either DOT-111 cars manufactured under a new code since October 2011, retrofit existing cars, or take the hazardous railcars out of service.It is estimated that modifying the DOT-111 rail cars could cost up to $3.6 billion — an expense that would be passed on to the oil industry and other shippers. (Bloomberg News, Jan. 23) However, rather than use a small portion of their megaprofits to pay for safer rail cars, the energy industry is using the rail disasters to argue for expanded pipeline production.Proponents for the expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline have been quick to capitalize on the recent surge in train derailments to argue for approval of this widely unpopular construction project.However, Anthony Swift, an attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, which opposes the construction, points out that the Keystone XL is intended to carry tar sands oil from Canada, oil which is heavier and more expensive to move by rail. Swift notes that energy companies in the Bakken Shale prefer transport by rail since it is more flexible than pipelines. Therefore, shipments by rail are not likely to decrease even if the pipeline is built.The rate of overall pipeline incidents has also doubled since 2000. Data collected by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration documents 1,887 pipeline accidents between Jan. 1, 2010 and March 29, 2013 — an average of 1.6 incidents per day.As with increased train derailments, the growing number of pipeline incidents can be directly linked to the expansion of domestic oil and natural gas production due to fracking.Whether it is safer to transport Bakken crude oil by rail or pipeline is the wrong question to be asking, when there are clearly viable alternatives to domestic gas and oil production. Shale gas and oil production, especially in the Bakken region, releases massive amounts of methane gas (CO4), further increasing the risk of global warming. It also drains resources away from the development of renewable, non-fossil-fuel-based wind and solar energy.In 2013, to raise public awareness about the danger of transporting crude oil by rail through densely populated areas, environmental groups — including “350 Maine” and “Maine Earth First!” — led protests and risked arrests by physically blocking trains transporting Bakken crude. The environmental groups want a moratorium on the transportation of crude oil by train through the state of Maine.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


first_img Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jul 2, 2018 pork-on-the-4thHamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ chicken, brats, all staples of the 4th of July grill. Indiana pork farmers suggest some alternatives as you finalize the Independence Day menu. One of the benefits to putting pork on the grill is how quickly it becomes ready to eat, according to Jeanette Merritt with Indiana Pork.“Taking pork chops and putting them on the grill, you’ll have a meal done very quickly,” she said. “Ten or fifteen minutes and your pork chops are done, make a nice little side and dress them up a little bit and you don’t have to stand at the grill all day. You can hang out with your friends, your family and you’ll have a meal done in minutes.”For breakfast on the 4th of July, Indiana Pork has a recipe on their Fork More Pork website for ham and cheese muffins, delicious, easy and quick.“You can make them the night before if you don’t want to make them that morning, and then just warm them up. But, they can be ready in twenty minutes from baking them in your oven and they have ham and cheddar cheese and all your typical muffin ingredients. It’s a really good, complete breakfast that doesn’t dirty too many dishes.”And for later in the day she says pork shish kabobs are fun to eat and fun to make.“It’s something that you can involve your kids to do,” Merritt said. “Kids really like to make their own, so you can take your pork loin, chunk it up and then do with it whatever you want. Our online recipe has some options, but maybe your family doesn’t like onions or peppers and they’d rather use pineapple on it, or they’d rather do something different. So, kids can kind of make an assembly line and make those however they want to eat them, whatever is tasty to them, and then it’s always fun for them to eat too because you are kind of playing with your food, pulling it off the kabob and eating. It’s a really fun, family recipe that everyone can be involved in making.”Pork on the 4th, your Indiana pig farmers will thank you! Home Indiana Agriculture News How About Some Pork on the 4th of July Menu SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE How About Some Pork on the 4th of July Menu Previous articlePollination Underway Across IndianaNext articleChange Needs to Come to Rural Indiana Andy Eubanklast_img read more


first_imgFacebook Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. Previous articleVolleyball swept by Kansas on the roadNext articleDuggan’s strong rushing game not enough for football at Kansas State TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks TCU 360 Staff Twitter ReddIt TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ ReddIt Twitter Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week TCU Soccer Photo by Jack Wallace Pantone: Color of the year 2020 Facebook printTCU soccer earned a hard-fought 2-1 win on Friday night, as they beat No. 13 Texas Tech in Lubbock to improve to 9-4-1 on the season. Gracie Brian scored the game-winning goal in the 49th minute. “It was a quality win against a quality opponent on the road,” head coach Eric Bell said. “The overall team defending was excellent. I’m happy and proud of our group.” Despite the score reflecting a tight margin between both teams, TCU showed ambition to win the game from the start, generating four corner kicks inside the first four minutes of the game. The product of that was the first goal in the sixth minute, as Messiah Bright intercepted a pass and scored a screamer.Texas Tech showed hustle equalizing the game just four minutes later via a set piece in which Demi Koulizakis poached the ball into the back of the net. Tech kept their intensity up, forcing TCU’s goalkeeper, Emily Alvarado, to a sensational one-hand save in the 24th minute. Pace and pressure were seen early on in the second half by TCU as Brian bagged a tap-in in the 49th minute after a well-worked assist by Yazmeen Ryan, giving TCU the lead and eventually the victory. Solid defense was seen as well, as the Frogs kept Tech to only four shots on the rest of the half, all saved by Alvarado. “It was nice to answer early in second. Again, they have to exert energy to get a goal and maybe that tires them out,” Bell said. “The way our kids worked and competed was next level, especially in a hostile environment. That’s hard to do in this league.” Bell mentioned the win was deserved for all the effort his team put in throughout the week. “We had a hard week of practice. We were all chomping at the bit to play somebody besides ourselves,” Bell said. TCU will have just a 48-hour rest, as they play a postponed home game against Baylor this at 7 p.m. Sunday. + posts Linkedin Linkedin TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

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