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first_imgSaint Mary’s College Student has officially kicked off African American Heritage Month (AAHM) celebrations, according to Tamara Taylor, the assistant director of Student Involvement & Multicultural Services (SIMS). The month-long celebration is a time to recognize the achievements and contributions of African Americans, both past and present. “Just like all other cultural activities at Saint Mary’s College, I hope to spark people’s attention and to put on events that are meaningful,” Taylo said. “It is important for Saint Mary’s to participate in African American Heritage celebrations to support and learn the story of others.” Taylor said AAHM is about being truly able to understand people of a different race or culture, thus becoming culturally aware and competent of the opportunity to engage in educational opportunities when offered. “My goal as the assistant director for Multicultural Services is to work with students to plan cultural events that not only require an audience to show up and hear something, but to actively engage and take away a lifelong memory,” she said. The College’s AAHM celebrations started on Feb. 1 with an exhibit and recitation of selected poems, but many other events are planned during the month of February, Taylor said. Among the upcoming AAHM events include a soul food dinner to be served by Sodexo in the Noble Family Dining Hall, a mass commemorating black history, a movie night featuring Disney’s The Princess and the Frog and Apollo Night Talent Show. Taylor said the Apollo Night Talent Show, named after the Apollo Theater in Harlem, is the most anticipated event. “It’s our highlighted event,” Taylor said. “We want to highlight the importance of the theatre in relation to African American Heritage.” Poets, dancers, vocalists and many other talented individuals will be participating in the event, but students are welcomed to submit an entry form to perform in the Apollo Talent Show. Taylor said she has high expectations for the celebration of AAHM on Saint Mary’s campus. “I would like to invite the campus to take part in as much of our programming as they can for African American Heritage Month,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity to learn something new.”last_img read more


first_imgHe now runs a family company on the Gold Coast with his father Kees Weel – a former motor mechanic for Holden – making high-performance radiators and engine coolers for V8 Supercars.Weel and his wife, Emma, listed their Hamptons-inspired house on the market in May.The couple bought the property, which was originally home to a rundown beach shack, for $3.09 million in 2015. 504 The Esplanade, Palm Beach.“It was either that or they were going to redevelop their own block – this just saves them the hassle of redevelopment.”Mr Dowker declined to comment on the price but property records confirm it sold for $5.5 million.Weel was a well-known Supercar racer for a decade before he retired following a sickening crash at Bathurst in 2008.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHe was left with a ruptured spleen, four broken vertebrae and a punctured lung when his stationary car was struck at high speed during a practice session for the Bathurst 1000. NEW ERA FOR COAST PROPERTY 504 The Esplanade, Palm Beach.The house that stands on the 824sq m block today was finished in early 2017 and spans three levels.It has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, breathtaking ocean views, polished concrete and timber floors, white VJ walls and high ceilings.Mr Dowker said it attracted a lot of attention from house hunters on the Gold Coast as well as interstate and overseas.After 46 days on the market, he said the campaign generated 53 enquiries and more than 17,000 online page visits.“The amount of page visitors online was huge,” Mr Dowker said.He said the sale was finalised four days after the expressions of interest campaign ended.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:15Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:15 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThe Gold Coast has grown up02:15 504 The Esplanade, Palm Beach. 504 The Esplanade, Palm Beach.FORMER V8 Supercar driver Paul Weel has sold his Gold Coast beachfront mansion in a $5.5 million deal.The multimillion-dollar sale was cemented late last week following a 60-day settlement period.Marketing agent Troy Dowker, of Ray White Mermaid Beach, said local buyers snapped up the Palm Beach house on The Esplanade.“They had something similar, it was like a trade up,” he said. 504 The Esplanade, Palm Beach. COAST HOMEOWNERS TURN TO RENOVATIONSlast_img read more


first_imgMeanwhile, KR has been procuring test technology for LNG-propelled ship engines and after-treatment devices through the Greenship Equipment Testing and Certification Center (TCC) established in Gunsan in 2015. KR will also collaborate with TGS to develop practical education and training programs for shipping companies, shipyards, and equipment companies, for example by combining the use of an operator training simulator (OTS) and virtual reality (VR) based on a real-time simulation of the LNG vessel fuel processes. Additionally, following the opening ceremony, a memorandum of understanding was signed between KR and Transgas Solution agreeing to build an operator training simulator (OTS) system which will be used to training operators of LNG-propelled ships and for ship-to-ship bunkering. KR said the simulation center will provide comprehensive technical services relating to LNG operations, including not only the customized trial and optimal operations for LNG fuel supply and bunkering systems but also conducting the detailed risk analysis for liquefied gas for ships propelled by fuels such as LNG, hydrogen, and ammonia. The use of LNG as a ship fuel and demand for bunkering is expected to increase as a result of the International Maritime Organization’s regulations to reduce SOx, which came into effect at the beginning of this year, and with the strengthening of GHG emission regulations in the future. The KR LSC has been established to facilitate industrial growth across the LNG propulsion and bunkering sector, KR said in its statement. center_img The new facility is located at KR’s headquarters in Busan and officially opened on September 15. The newly established KR LSC will provide unified LNG technical services adding simulation technology and enabling the implementation of a pretreatment device for LNG fuel propulsion. The Korean Register (KR) has established a new LNG fuel and bunkering simulation center (KR LSC). Courtesy of KRlast_img read more

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