Elite Cycling celebrates Earth Day with new biodegradable Jet water bottles

first_imgThis Earth Day, Elite Cycling is hoping to make things just a tiny bit better with a new water bottle. How is a bottle going to help the earth? Well, even if it’s a reusable bottle like most cycling bottles, eventually it will reach the end of its life.At that point, the bottle will likely end up in a landfill. With that in mind, Elite has created the new Jet bottle which uses a special BPA-free plastic that is treated with an additive to allow it to decompose far more quickly than the average plastic. Elite states that, “thanks to this additive, the microorganisms responsible for the biodegradation of materials attack the polymeric chain of the plastic, thus significantly reducing the time it takes for the bottle to degrade.” Their claim is that the Jet bottle will take between 3 months – 5 years to bread down whereas regular plastic will take between 100 – 1000 years.The bottle itself includes the Elite cap that is included with their lightweight Fly bottle, which has a simple push-pull high flow nozzle. Measuring 74mm in diameter, the bottle is designed to be used with standard water bottle cages.Offered in 550, 750, and 950ml sizes and four colors, the bottles are dishwasher safe and available now.elite-it.comlast_img read more

UAE to Host Third International Counter Piracy Conference

first_imgThe UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, global ports operator DP World and Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) announce they are co-convening the third international counter-piracy conference in Dubai on 11-12 September. Their joint hosting of the conference demonstrates the vital importance of public and private sector coordination in the fight against maritime piracy both on and off shore.More than 500 participants comprising foreign ministers, senior government officials, executives of global maritime-sector companies, and leading experts will convene for the two-day event entitled: Countering Maritime Piracy: Continued Efforts for Regional Capacity Building.Building capacity in the region includes addressing piracy in the short term through effective security initiatives, including co-ordination between international navies and merchant vessels, and longer term initiatives that support the development of local economies.The humanitarian impact of piracy on seafarers and their families continues to be a focus, and a highlight of this year’s conference will be a discussion with Captain Juwaid Saleem, a former captive of pirates in Somalia, and his family, who will share their experiences. Captain Juwaid and his crew were held for more than two years and his two daughters featured in a documentary premiered at last year’s conference highlighting the humanitarian cost of piracy, when he was still a prisoner. He and seven of his crew were released six weeks after the 2012 conference; the remaining 15 crew members are still missing in Somalia.Key themes of the conference will include:• Continuing to build awareness of the humanitarian and economic cost of piracy, including support for seafarers;• Injecting new momentum in the search for an effective and enduring solution to piracy through collaboration across political, military, financial and legal sectors;• Encouraging a comprehensive approach that can deliver a long term sustainable solution to counter piracy, including land-based solutions;• Highlighting cooperation between industry and government sectors through joint strategies emphasising sustainable long-term solutionsHis Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, said: “While the international community has made great strides in fighting piracy off the coast of Somalia, the UAE believes that maritime piracy, notably in the Gulf of Aden and the western Indian Ocean, remains of serious global concern. We are convinced that successfully countering piracy can only be achieved if the international community enhances its efforts to build capacity in the region. With that in mind, we have chosen “Countering Maritime Piracy: Continued Efforts for Regional Capacity Building” as the theme for this year’s conference.”His Excellency Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, said: ”I am delighted that DP World will again play a major role in continuing the dialogue on countering piracy. We all continue to be affected by the ramifications of piracy and it is vital that we keep the issue on the radar so that public and private sector remedies can be implemented both now and for future generations. We at DP World, together with our industry colleagues from around the world, look forward to cementing the achievements of previous conferences and discussing building capacity in the region, analysing state legitimacy issues and seeking long term solutions to the problem.”His Excellency, H.E Dr. Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, Chairman ADPC, added: “Abu Dhabi Ports Company is pleased to continue to support the efforts of industry and governments around the world to counter maritime piracy at this event.“While much has been achieved through the last two conferences and the number of incidents has dropped – the pirate groups still exist, the threat is still present and the devastating human consequences of pirate attack or armed robbery at sea still remains.“We applaud the tactical and short term success achieved by industry and governments so far. We welcome the next steps to develop a comprehensive long term strategy, which strengthens and supports the local communities and eradicates piracy on shore. Counter piracy remains a top priority for the emirate as maritime security is an important factor in the economic growth of the GCC region.”[mappress]DP World, August 14, 2013last_img read more

Statoil Announces Exciting Exploration Plans for NCS in 2014

first_imgStatoil announces an exciting exploration programme in Norway also in 2014, building on the exploration successes of recent years.Statoil plans to drill 20-25 exploration wells on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) in 2014, of which around two-thirds will be Statoil-operated.“Statoil’s exploration success rate on the Norwegian continental shelf has been over 70% the last five years, compared to an industry average of 49%. This confirms that our exploration strategy is paying off,” says Gro G. Haatvedt, senior vice president for NCS exploration in Statoil.Statoil has a diversified exploration portfolio on the NCS targeting both growth prospects, opportunities in frontier areas and selected prospects in mature areas which can be tied into existing infrastructure.“We believe that our competence and experience throughout the value chain give us an advantage when prioritising the right prospects, performing efficient exploration and ensuring value creation,” says Haatvedt.Barents Sea campaign continuesStatoil will continue the exploration campaign in the Barents Sea in 2014 with 5-7 new wells. The company will test the potential in the Hoop area and continue exploration drilling around the Johan Castberg discoveries (Skrugard and Havis).Statoil is a partner in the OMV-operated Wisting Central discovery in PL537 announced in September, which opened a new oil play in the Hoop area. During Q2-Q3 of 2014 Statoil will drill the Atlantis and Apollo prospects in PL615, approximately 50 kilometres north of PL537.“The Apollo well will target the same geological formation as the Wisting Central well. We have a solid understanding of the subsurface and are well prepared to conduct safe and secure operations in this area of the NCS,” says Haatvedt.In the Johan Castberg area the Skavl prospect is currently being drilled, followed by the Kramsnø and Drivis prospects late 2013/early 2014.“We still believe we can find more oil in the Johan Castberg area to make the field development project more robust. Currently we are evaluating several prospects around Johan Castberg for drilling in 2014,” says Haatvedt.Hunting high-value barrels“In the North Sea our plan is to further explore around the King Lear discovery and continue our hunt for barrels in the greater Utsira High area. We will also pursue our exploration effort around existing infrastructure in order to discover timely high-value barrels for the new fast-track developments,” says Haatvedt.In the Johan Sverdrup/greater Utsira High area, the Geitungen appraisal will be drilled in PL265 at the turn of the year and Statoil will also drill the Tastaveden prospect in PL628.In 2012 Statoil made a significant gas and condensate discovery in the King Lear prospect. In 2014-2015 two new wells will be drilled in PL146/PL333. The Romeo prospect will test the potential north of King Lear, while the Julius prospect will both appraise the King Lear discovery and test additional potential south of the find. This is a high temperature and high pressure (HTHP) area, which Statoil has a strong record in handling.In the Norwegian Sea the focus next year will be to mature the deep-water exploration campaign in the Aasta Hansteen area which is planned to start in 2015.“We are confident there are new, exciting opportunities to be explored on the Norwegian continental shelf going forward,” concludes Haatvedt.Press Release, November 07, 2013last_img read more

A quick guide to provisional liquidation

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

WV booters excel in both Palaro, National PRISAA

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’ WV booters excel in both Palaro, National PRISAA’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By Rhick Lars Vladimer Albay[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=’custom’ color=”]Tuesday, April 25, 2017[/av_textblock][av_image src=’http://www.panaynews.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/sports-WVRAA.jpg’ attachment=’104057′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’][/av_image] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]ILOILO City – With the two largest sports meets in the country scheduled in the same week – the 2017 Palarong Pambansa in Antique (April 23 to 29) and the National Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) Championships in Iba, Zambales (April 22 to 29) – many feared the conquest of most teams could be gravely affected, as young athletes had to choose joining just one of the two tournaments.But the two Western Visayas football contingents – competing in the simultaneous meets – are proving them wrong, coming out even stronger.The WVPRISAA secondary men’s football squad, led by Central Philippine University, dealt a crippling 21-0 drubbing on Bicol Region on Monday in Zambales.Team captain Joshua Supeña hit five goals, as Joshua Gatinao and Raynce Manejable netted three shots apiece in their first game in the National PRISAA. Centralians Andre Lopez, Patrick Sumergido and Andrew Supeña also hit two points each, as Lester Castor, Fritz Montilla, Steven Macaraeg, and Mark Amogod finished off the dominant victory, each scoring a hit.Meanwhile, the West Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) secondary boys’ delegation swept CARAGA, 9-0, on Sunday in their second eliminations assignment in the Palarong Pambansa. Barotac Nuevo booters Jarlson Roy Derutas and Jan Bernard Delariarte scored three points each to lead the way for WVRAA’s success. On Saturday, the team claimed its first win on a 2-1 rout of CALABARZON-STCAA.The WVRAA elementary boys’ football team and secondary girls’ futsal squad also started on a winning note, blanking Region V–BRAA (Bicol Region) 3-0 and handing a 7-2 upset to NMRAA-Northern Mindanao, respectively./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

Community Meetings on Process for New Principals Beginning

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Two long-time Soldotna principals will be retiring soon. He said the meetings with the communities will be to ask parents and administrators their input. Dusek: “At 4 o’clock at the SoHi Library I’ll be going through the hiring process with the Soldotna community about Soldotna High School. And then Wednesday at 5 o’clock I’ll be in the Connections Soldotna office.” Interim Superintendent Sean Dusek said Principal Todd Syverson of SoHi and Principal Lee Young of Connections are retiring and those meetings start today. Dusek: “I’m looking for answers to the following questions: what qualities are you looking for in the next principal and questions might you like to see asked at the interview? And that’ll help us determine the candidates that’ll be brought forward some time in February when we do that, and we’ll talk about possible dates for interviews.”last_img read more