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Category: ffecvqhazfzsocfs Two Views of Double-Stud Walls

first_imgAt the recent BuildingEnergy 17 conference in Boston, there were at least two presentations that touched on double-stud walls. John Straube, a professor of building envelope science at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, used his presentation to raise a warning flag, noting that “these walls will work if everything works — if there aren’t any defects — but they don’t work if there is something wrong.”Jesse Thompson, an architect from Portland, Maine, was one of several presenters at a session called “Evolving Assemblies.” Thompson is clearly more of a double-stud fan than Straube. On many of his projects, Thompson said, discussions “keep coming back to the double-stud wall. We tell builders, ‘Let’s build a house, and then we’ll put an extra wall on the inside.’ It’s easy to explain.”So who’s right? Is the double-stud wall risky or robust? Measuring the moisture content of OSB sheathing John Straube’s comments were made in a presentation called “Moisture Safe? The Writing on the Wall.” His co-presenter was Kohta Ueno, an engineer at Building Science Corporation.Straube told the audience, “There has been a rise in interest in double-stud walls in the last decade. If labor is cheap, this is an inexpensive wall.”Over the years, Straube has been involved in many research projects that show that the sheathing on a double-stud wall has a higher moisture content in late winter than the sheathing on a wall with continuous exterior rigid foam.At the Boston conference, Straube described one of these research studies. (A report on the study cited by Straube can be found on pages 55 through 117 of The Hygrothermal Performance of Exterior Insulated… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

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Category: ffecvqhazfzsocfs Creatives Everywhere Swoon Over the Latest From Apple and Microsoft

first_imgThe new Apple MacBook Pro (featuring a new Final Cut Pro) and Microsoft Surface Studio compete for the creative market. Filmmakers, video editors, motion designers, and animators rejoice!Top image via AppleWe aren’t too far removed from Apple changing the Mac Pro from a must-have post-production tool into a bizarre trash can that didn’t work nearly as well as its predecessor. Without the ability to easily upgrade the machine, creatives were left at a crossroads. Plenty of post houses and VFX houses moved to PCs for NUKE and Maya workflows, with some departments switching to iMacs for design work and editing in the Adobe Creative Cloud.Independent video editors seemed to split into PC workflows and the ever-growing mobile video editing laptops like the MacBook Pro. Now Microsoft has announced their new Surface Studio, a 28″ tablet PC, just in time to compete with Apple’s new MacBook Pro. The new MacBook Pro features a multi-touch panel that allows you to do a variety of tasks, like editing video in a new version of Final Cut Pro. Here’s a glance at the future of the creative workflow.Microsoft Surface StudioImage via MicrosoftThis one goes out to the motion graphics designers and animators, the Microsoft Surface Studio is seriously one of the coolest and most innovative pieces of tech that has come out in quite some time. Microsoft has been developing this tech for decades. No joke, I saw one of the first Microsoft interactive tablets on a field trip in grade school in the 90s.The final product is straight out of Minority Report or Tony Stark’s workshop. The 28-inch PixelSense display reacts to touch, and the Surface Dial is a hockey puck style device that allows you to fine tune adjustments or even pull up a color wheel. It also runs like a traditional PC on Windows 10 using a mouse and keyboard.In the past, the Surface has been used in production by director Jorge R. Gutiérrez on the animated film The Book of Life. The Moho 12 app for the Surface Studio works with the Surface Dial to allow animators to move in the timeline, click to play, add new frames, and rotate or zoom the canvas.Images via MicrosoftFor designers using the Sketchable app, the Surface Dial allows you to make color adjustments, rotate or scale the canvas, and quickly access the brush settings.Image via MicrosoftFor video editors, photographers, motion designers, and filmmakers — the Surface Dial also has a variety of tools that let you work in the Adobe Creative Cloud. Microsoft Surface Studio Specs:28″ DisplayResolution: 4500 x 3000 (192 PPI)Color: Adobe sRGB, DCI-P3, Vivid Color ProfilesAspect Ratio: 3:210 point multi-touch Up to 32GB RAMUp to 4GB GPUWindows 10 Pro1TB or 2TB Rapid Hybrid Drive4 USB 3.0 portsSD card readerMini DisplayPort3.5mm audio jack1GB Ethernet portWi-Fi, Bluetooth, Xbox wirelessThe Surface Studio starts at $2,999 and ships December 15, 2016. For more specs and to pre-order, visit the Microsoft store.Apple MacBook ProFor those MacBook Pro users looking for an upgrade, the new laptop offers a retina display multi-touch Touch Bar that replaces the function keys. You can pull up the same keys you have now, but the Touch Bar also becomes an application specific tool. There is also a massive Force Track trackpad, twice as large as previous versions.Image via AppleThe interactive Touch Pad can show a timeline for video editors working in the new Final Cut Pro. The Touch Bar has video player features like play buttons and the ability to scrub through video. The Touch Bar is customizable to user preferences, and allows you to add your favorite controls — like an instant screenshot button.The new Final Cut Pro uses the Touch Bar to show a condensed version of the entire timeline. You can even use it to adjust features like audio levels. Apple didn’t reveal much more about Final Cut Pro, so look for more to come in the near future. They did however claim that the MacBook Pro allows 76% faster video editing. Image via AppleThe four Thunderbolt 3 ports allow you to plug in up to two 5K Retina professional displays and two RAID systems — all running off of the MacBook Pro. For colorists, look for all new Touch Pad controls for DaVinci Resolve. MacBook Pro Specs:13″ or 15″Displayi5/i7macOS Sierra4 Thunderbolt 3 ports8GB memory256GB SSDTouch Bar with Touch ID3.5mm headphone jack (!)The 13″ MacBook Pro with Touch Pad starts at $1799 and 15″ at $1999. You can order now and they will ship in 2-3 weeks.last_img read more

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Category: ffecvqhazfzsocfs BPC award the least of concerns for Slaughter, Newsome

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ Coming back to action this conference, Slaughter is averaging 14.69 points, 8.75 rebounds, 1.69 assists, and 1.63 blocks to be the difference maker for the Gin Kings in this title retention drive.Meanwhile, Newsome has been the best local talent for the Bolts with his 13.06 markers, 6.25 boards, 5.0 assists, and 1.0 steals to help the team top the eliminations with their 9-2 record in the eliminations.The Best Player of the Conference will be awarded before Game 3 of the Finals on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT NCAA: JRU claims 3rd Final Four slot BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next PBA IMAGESLeading their respective teams to the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, Greg Slaughter and Chris Newsome are seen as favorites to claim the Best Player of the Conference award.But with another finals meeting coming up, the two are simply unconcerned about the plum, saying that it’s the championship they are chasing after.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “If I score zero and we win, I’ll be happy with that. We always look on winning the championship over individual awards,” said Slaughter, who is currently third in the statistical points race with 32.625 SPs.“The one thing that’s important for me is making it back to the Finals. Now, my top priority is winning in the Finals. It’s always good to hear that you’re part of the BPC race. That means I’m playing at the level that I expect to be playing at, but the individual accolade is not my top priority at the moment,” saidNewsome, who’s sitting at fourth with his 30.875 SPs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSan Miguel center June Mar Fajardo is still the pacesetter for the highest individual award per conference with 38.455 SPs, followed by TNT guard Jayson Castro who has 33.563 SPs.But with Fajardo and Castro failing to help their teams reach the Finals, it’s almost certain that the award will be disputed between the two former Ateneo studs, who could take home their first BPC trophy.center_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice PLAY LIST 01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:50Trending Articles02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View commentslast_img read more

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Category: ffecvqhazfzsocfs Breanna Stewart to be WNBA ambassador this season

first_imgFILE – In this Aug. 26, 2018 file photo, Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart in action against the Phoenix Mercury in a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal in Seattle. A person familiar with the decision says that Stewart will act as an ambassador for the WNBA this season and be paid by the league after the reigning MVP tore her Achilles over the winter and is out for the year. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Thursday night, May 23, 2019, because no official announcement has been made. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)NEW YORK — Breanna Stewart will be a paid ambassador for the WNBA this season.The reigning MVP tore her right Achilles tendon while playing overseas this winter and because the league has no injury list for teams, the Seattle Storm suspended Stewart without pay to free up a roster spot.ADVERTISEMENT The WNBA will pay Stewart in excess of the roughly $65,000 base salary she would have made with the Storm, agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas confirmed to the AP on Friday.Colas said that the deal was done Thursday in discussion with deputy NBA commissioner Mark Tatum, who has been serving as the interim WNBA President. This was after Seattle and Stewart mutually agreed on the suspension. Seattle offered to keep Stewart on the roster and pay her full salary, but the 24-year-old said she wanted to help the team be the best it could be by not taking up an active roster spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“The Storm made the decision independently to suspend her because of the injury,” Tatum told the AP at the New York Liberty game Friday night. “After they made the decision, we at the league office said ‘What a great opportunity to have the reigning MVP promote the league’. I spoke with Lindsay and then got on the phone with the team after they made the decision. What Stewie wants to do is help us grow and promote the league. It’s a great thing for the WNBA.”Colas was happy that the league was willing to think outside of the box. US faces greater challenges this time around at World Cup “The league delivered on the idea that they need to invest in their stars and be collaborative with the players. They understand Stewie’s value to the business,” Colas said. “I applaud them being entrepreneurial. This is a good thing for everyone. We are excited to pilot what I hope will be a model for how stars can work with the league and its partners to engage fans and drive interest year round.”The Storm also lost Sue Bird indefinitely to a knee injury this week, meaning they would have started the season with only 10 healthy players. There is a clause in the current CBA that if a team gets below 10 healthy players, they can sign a replacement player until they get back above 10.The union, which was informed of the Stewart decision, is interested some kind of change, whether it’s in the form of an injured reserve list or a roster expansion.“We thought it was a great idea and encouraged the league to think of other players that would make great ambassadors,” said Terri Jackson, who is the executive director of the WNBPA. “We wanted to see how it develops as the concept and plan rolls out. This league is represented by many great players.”It will definitely be a big topic of discussion around the CBA, which expires after this season because the players opted out at the end of 2018 season.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts02:03Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war “That’s definitely something that would help the league grow,” Los Angeles Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike, who is the president of the players’ union, said in 2017. “It’s all about resources and talking about the logistics of everything. Looking forward, we’d like to spark that type of change.”The league had an injury list from 1997-2005. Players had to sit out a minimum of three games from the date they were placed on the list. Then, the WNBA had a two-person inactive list from 2006-08 before rosters were reduced to 11 in 2009. Rosters are back up to 12 now.Chiney Ogwumike missed 2015 and 2017 because of two separate injuries. In 2015, she had microfracture surgery on her knee and the Connecticut Sun kept her on the roster all year, costing them a spot. Although Ogwumike couldn’t play, she was still the face of the franchise while making appearances.Two years later when she hurt her Achilles tendon, the Sun suspended her, freeing up the roster spot and not having to pay her.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Category: ffecvqhazfzsocfs High Court of Gujarat is hiring, apply for 61 Computer Operator posts

first_imgThe High Court of Gujarat has issued an advertisement inviting applications from interested, eligible candidates for 61 computer operator posts.Vacancy details:Total posts: 61Name of the posts:Computer OperatorEligibility criteria:Educational qualifications:The candidate should have a Bachelors degree in Computer Application/ Information Technology/ Computer Science or its equivalent from a recognised university or from an institution duly recognised by the Gujarat government/ Central government.Age limit:The candidate should have completed 18 years of age and should not be over 35 years as on April 29, 2016.Relaxation in age limit as per government rules will be given.Selection procedure:The candidates who clear the elimination test will be called for computer aided test. The final list of successful candidates will be made on the basis of marks scored in computer aided test.Pay scale:The selected candidates will draw salary in the pay scale of Rs 5200 20,200, with grade pay of Rs 1900.How to apply:Eligible, interested candidates should fill in the online application form, available on the official website, the link for which is http://hc-ojas.guj.nic.in/Application fee:Candidates have to pay a sum of Rs 500 towards application fees. Those belonging to SC/ST/SEBC/PH and Ex-servicemen will have to pay Rs 250.Important dates:Last date for submission of online application: May 31, 2016Elimination Test: August 07, 2016Computer aided test: In the month of October/November 2016For information on more latest government jobs, click here.last_img read more

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Category: ffecvqhazfzsocfs Tej Pratap Yadav makes an appearance in Bihar Vidhan Sabha

first_imgPatna, Nov 30 (PTI) RJD president Lalu Prasad’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav Friday made his first appearance at the state assembly on the final day of the ongoing winter session. An MLA from Mahua in Vaishali district, Tej Pratap has kept away from his family as well politics since he filed for divorce on November 3.On Friday, he came to the Vidhan Sabha wearing a white dhoti and kurta and an off-white waistcoat besides sporting a red tilak on his forehead.He, however, avoided crossing paths with his younger brother Tejashwi Yadav, who is the Leader of the Opposition, as well as mother Rabri Devi, who occupies the same position in the legislative council, signalling disquiet in the family over the divorce issue. Tej Pratap declined to answer queries about his ongoing marital strife but was quick to defend his party, the Rashtriya Lok Dal’s (RJD) frequent stalling of proceedings in the House, which on Friday too was adjourned till 2 pm within minutes of commencement. Bihar is in turmoil. The opposition has to do whatever is possible to draw the attention of the government towards the plight of the people, he told reporters before getting inside his car and speeding away. Yadav, who had arrived here on Wednesday night, is said to be putting up at a hotel and while appearing before a court on Thursday in connection with his divorce petition, he admitted that he had not visited his home nor met any member of his family but declined to reply to further queries.advertisement Known for his volatile disposition, Tej Pratap’s decision to seek divorce from Aishwarya Rai, his wife of six months, has not gone down well with his parents and siblings. The court had posted the matter for further hearing on January 8, 2019. He had last month made it clear that he would not return home until his family came out in support of his decision. He was also conspicuous by his absence at a dinner hosted at the residence of Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday night. RJD state president and MLC Ramchandra Purve later said the get-together was organised to celebrate the success of the party in effectively putting the government on the mat during the ongoing session of legislature. PTI NAC SNS RHLlast_img read more

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Category: ffecvqhazfzsocfs Akshay Karnewar plays for Ranji champions Vidarbha and he can bowl with both hands

first_imgAkshay Karnewar can do everything on a cricket field. He can bowl right-arm off-break. He can bowl left-arm spin. And he can bat. The 26-year-old Karnewar played a crucial role for Vidarbha in their victory over Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy final in Nagpur.Akshay Karnewar is in action again for Vidarbha in the Irani Cup against Rest of India. In the first innings on the opening day, he picked up the important wicket of Shreyas Iyer which triggered a collapse.Karnewar is not just an effective ambidextrous bowler. In 11 first-class matches before the Irani Cup, which got underway on February 12, he had picked 31 wickets including two five-wicket hauls. He has also 429 runs at an average of 30.64 with a best of 94.In the final against Saurashtra, Karnewar scored an unbeaten 73 to lead a lower-order revival after Vidarbha had crashed to 196 for 7.Karnewar does not spin the ball much but his guile often leaves batsmen perplexed. On Tuesday against Rest of India, Karnewar bowled 15 overs, gave away 50 runs and picked up the wicket of Shreyas Iyer.Rest of India were cruising along at 231 for 3 with Iyer looking solid alongside first innings centurion Hanuma Vihari. But Karnewar ended Iyer’s stint with a sharp, accurate delivery.Following Iyer’s dismissal, Rest of India lost Ishan Kishan, K Gowtham and Dharmendrasinh Jadeja in quick succession.Also Read | U-23 bowler Shiva Singh’s 360-degree turn hogs limelightlast_img read more

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Category: ffecvqhazfzsocfs Rogers Cup: Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov crash out semi-finals

first_imgIndia’s Rohan Bopanna and his partner Denis Shapovalov failed to seal their spot in the finals at the ATP Montreal Masters after facing a straight-set defeat to the Dutch duo of Robin Haase and Wesley Koolhof in the men’s doubles event.On Saturday, the unseeded duo of Bopanna and Shapovalov lost 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 in the semifinal clash that lasted more than 90 minutes to bow out of the competition.Haase and Koolhof will now face the Spanish-Argentine pair of Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos in the title clash on Sunday.The Indo-Canadian had received a walkover in their quarterfinal clash against France’s Benoit Paire and Swiss Stan Wawrinka.Bopanna and Shapovalov had earlier knocked out the fourth seed French pair of Nichola Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin before defeating Kyle Edmund and Taylor Fritz in straight sets in the round of 16.last_img read more

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Category: ffecvqhazfzsocfs Minister Grange Pledges Support to Struggling Teenage Mother

first_img “Yasheka, you can consider your balance paid,” said the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, after listening to the story of the young mother who is struggling with the cost of her nursing programme at Excelsior Community College. Yasheka Brooks was one of the speakers at the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation’s Charity Ball held on last Saturday (May 26) at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. She was included on the programme as an Alumni of the Women’s Centre, a successful student with a story to tell. She was only 14 when she became pregnant. As she recalls, it happened on the second occasion that she had sex with her boyfriend, who was a star athlete at their high school in Portland. They’d been dating for six months before it happened. Story Highlights “Yasheka, you can consider your balance paid,” said the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, after listening to the story of the young mother who is struggling with the cost of her nursing programme at Excelsior Community College.Yasheka Brooks was one of the speakers at the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation’s Charity Ball held on last Saturday (May 26) at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. She was included on the programme as an Alumni of the Women’s Centre, a successful student with a story to tell.She was only 14 when she became pregnant. As she recalls, it happened on the second occasion that she had sex with her boyfriend, who was a star athlete at their high school in Portland. They’d been dating for six months before it happened.“Being pregnant in high school was devastating; the year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life,” she told the enrapt audience as she recounted the isolation felt as well as the “discrimination, emotional turmoil and abuse” she endured when it became clear that she would be another teenaged mother.“I became depressed to the point that I wanted to hurt myself,” she said. Minister Grange reminded the audience in her address that adolescent pregnancy is a “global issue”. UNFPA estimates that across the world 16 million girls between the ages of 15 and 19 become pregnant each year. And another two million aged 14 and under also become pregnant each year.The Women’s Centre was established in 1978 to help Jamaica deal with adolescent pregnancy. This year, it is celebrating 40 years of life-changing work with more than 46,000 pregnant teenagers — such as Yasheka Brooks — and their babies.Yasheka had dropped out of high school at grade nine when she enrolled in the Women’s Centre location in Port Antonio, Portland. By that time, her “church also took its stance” asking her to “stop taking part in every activity” — she had been the President of the youth group and a head server.Her family, friends and community were also “very judgmental”. In contrast, she found the staff at the Women’s Centre to be “kind, loving, caring, understanding” and she was happy to go to the Centre to “stay away from my community in the days to avoid the criticism.”“The Centre changed my life. They taught me that being pregnant was not the end of my life. They also taught me that there was hope in my life and I was the only one who could make my dreams become a reality,” said Yasheka.The Women’s Centre helps pregnant teenagers to continue their education through day schools at its locations across the country. It also equips the young mothers (and increasingly the young baby fathers) with skills to take care of their children, including food preparation and garment construction.As Minister Grange puts it: “The Women’s Centre helps the girls to continue their education thereby increasing their job prospects and equipping them with the tools to look after their children and to become good parents.”One important duty of the Women’s Centre is to advocate for pregnant mothers to return to the formal secondary school system after the birth of their babies.Yasheka gave birth to a baby girl and was reintegrated into the high school system through the work of the Women’s Centre.She had been a good student, but was motivated to do even better now, despite the stigma that comes with being an adolescent mother. She was scoring high marks in the 80s and 90s and was placing second or third in her class. By grade ten, she won the Mathematics prize for her cohort and was ready to take two CXC subjects. She passed them. She sat another eight subjects in grade 11. She passed those as well as the two CAPE subjects she took at sixth form.On account of her good performance and discipline, she was made a prefect and was later nominated for the position of Deputy Head Girl. The nomination was not accepted because she was an adolescent mother. “The selection committee decided that being placed in such a leading position may send the wrong message to the other students, telling them that it was okay to become pregnant in school. This motivated me to work even harder to make sure I passed all my subjects.”Yasheka passed all her subjects with good grades, but she admits that “attending high school as a teenage mother was exceedingly difficult.” At night she studied with her child in her arms and went to school in the day, penniless and hungry.“I remember one day I was so hungry that I could not hear a thing the teacher was saying in clothing and textile class, so I asked to go to the bathroom and I went to drink some water. The water had a lot of chlorine in it. It was as white as snow, however I drank it. Unfortunately, by the time I was near the classroom door I felt nauseous and I had to run back to bathroom. I learnt from experience that chlorine in an empty stomach equals rapid contraction of the stomach walls which eventually results in vomiting.”But she says “hunger became my best friend” and she reads when she’s hungry “and this would make my belly full again.”Yasheka was accepted into the nursing programme at Excelsior Community College in 2016. She was unable to pay the full tuition up front, but organised a bake sale and vending from street to street to help her raise funds to pay the tuition and keep up with her expenses.Through the efforts of the Women’s Centre, she obtained a 2017 Scotia GEMS grant of J$50,000 towards her school fees. The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport also gave her a grant of J$50,000 in 2017 to help with the expenses. But there’s still a balance.Minister Grange has assured Yasheka that the balance will be cleared as the young mother, who has a Grade Point Average of 3.20, must be shown love, compassion and care and given every opportunity to realise her dreams, to look after her family and become an outstanding mother.The Minister said there were other adolescent mothers struggling to complete their education and they needed support. That is why she recently launched ASTREAM (Advancing Secondary, Tertiary, Remedial Education for Adolescent Mothers). The programme, which will be administered by the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation, will offer mentorship, sponsorship and scholarship to adolescent mothers.last_img read more

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Category: ffecvqhazfzsocfs NYK Wraps Up Japans First CarbonNeutral Voyage

first_imgzoomCar carrier Aries Leader; Image Courtesy: NYK Shipping major NYK has undertaken Japan’s first carbon-neutral voyage by offsetting 5,000 tons of CO2.The amount is equivalent to the CO2 emitted by NYK’s environmental flagship car carrier Aries Leader during one voyage between Japan and the Middle East.The vessel is equipped with the latest energy-saving technologies, reducing CO2 emissions per unit by 30% compared with existing large pure car carriers, according to the company.“This initiative demonstrates the ability of NYK to provide carbon-neutral transportation to its Japanese and overseas customers, thus meeting the demand for a more sustainable, carbon-free supply chain.“NYK will propose and expand its carbon offsets to customers as an option that benefits the environment and contributes to a zero-carbon-footprint supply chain.”The company will continue its efforts to create new green businesses through carbon credit initiatives and realize its basic philosophy of “Bringing value to life”.last_img read more

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