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INTRO: Opening of the Green Corridor route across central Madrid in 1996 concluded an important phase in a major investment programme that has transformed the Spanish capital’s commuter services. Construction of new lines to dormitory suburbs has been matched by rolling stock deliveries to create the most modern commuter train fleet in EuropeBYLINE: Abelardo Carillo JiménezDirector General, Commuter, Spanish National Railways MADRID’S commuter rail network, serving almost every municipality with over 30000 inhabitants in the conurbation, carries more than 600000 passengers a day on 12 routes. Service quality, assessed by users in terms of train frequency, convenience, speed and comfort on a scale of 0 to 10, currently stands at 8·4, the highest yet.This achievement comes at a time of expansion following the opening in June 1996 of the 8 km Pasillo Verde (green corridor), which has had a major impact on the city’s rail network and other public transport in Madrid. Connecting the northwestern suburbs with the city centre, this cross-city link (RG 8.96 p472) concludes a major phase of expansion that began in the late 1980s.Not that expansion will end there. Opening of new stations, for example at Villalba and El Pozo, is to continue, and there are many remodelling and new line projects pending.Political pressure is growing for important population centres currently without rail links to be connected to the commuter network. Work on the first section of a 7·2 km line from Cantoblanco to Alcobendas and San Sebasti
“Returns were positive for all asset classes during the first half of the year,” Hiidenpalo said.Equities had been the strongest performing asset class, returning 13.4% compared with 5.4% in the same period last year, led by European equities which returned 13.8% and private equity, which generated 14.6%, up from 7.5%, Elo said.Hiidenpalo said Elo had moved to trim its equity risk from April.“Equity market pricing has remained higher than average and there has been no clear change for the better in the current year’s return expectations,” she said.Elo reported that it had continued diversifying its interest rate risk investments outside the euro area, keeping its interest rate position moderate by underweighting Europe in particular.It also said it reduced exposure to corporate bonds during the spring.Because of low interest rates, returns for fixed-income investments came in at 0.2%, down from 2.9% in the same period a year before, Elo said.Pension assets grew to €20.8bn at the end of June from €19.9bn at the end of December.Solvency increased to 27.5% of technical provisions at the end of June from 25.8% at the end of December, rising in absolute terms to €4.5bn from €4.1bn.Premiums written were up slightly year-on-year, at €1.6bn at the end of June from €1.5bn by the same point last year. Pensions mutual Elo made 4.9% on investments in the first half of this year with returns from all asset classes in the black.In its interim report, Elo, which was formed in January 2014 through the merger of Finland’s Pension Fennia and LocalTapiola, said it had cut equity risk between January and June, with the equity allocation falling to 32.2% of risk-adjusted assets from 35.3% at the end of December.Hanna Hiidenpalo, director and CIO of Elo, said: “During the first half of the year, Elo’s investment income remained at a good level despite the strong movements on the equity and fixed income markets during the second quarter.”There had been no significant change in the return level at the end of June from that in March, she said.
TechnipFMC has been awarded by Petrobras a large engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract for the Mero 1 pre-salt field, located in the Santos Basin, at 2,100 meters of water depth offshore Brazil.The contract was awarded on behalf of the Libra Consortium, comprised of Petrobras, Shell, Total, CNOOC Limited, CNPC and Pré-Sal Petróleo (PPSA).For TechnipFMC, a large contract is between $500 million and $1 billion.TechnipFMC said on Wednesday that the contract covers engineering, procurement, construction of all rigid lines, as well as the installation and pre-commissioning of all the infield riser and flowline system for interconnecting 13 wells (6 production and 7 water alternate gas) to the FPSO.It also includes the installation of rigid pipelines (including corrosion resistant alloy and steel lazy wave risers), flexible risers and flowlines, steel tube umbilicals and other required subsea equipment.Arnaud Piéton, President Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented: “We are extremely honored to have been selected to execute this EPCI project for the Mero 1 pre-salt field in Brazil. We are looking forward to collaborating with the Libra Consortium in the development of this important project.”The company runs a global Subsea Technology Center, which focuses on subsea production systems and flexible pipes. TechnipFMC also operates a fleet of 8 specialized vessels based in Brazil, which includes the recently named Skandi Olinda, a Brazilian-built pipe lay support vessel.The Mero FPSO will be installed in on Mero field, located in the northwestern area of the Libra block, about 180 km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, in the pre-salt of the Santos basin.The unit will be operated by Modec, the company responsible for the construction, and chartered for 22 years. Part of the construction will be carried out in Brazil.Namely, Modec recently awarded a contract to Brazil’s offshore construction specialist, the Estaleiros do Brasil Ltda. (EBR), for the fabrication and assembly of a number of topsides process modules for the Mero FPSO system, the FPSO Guanabara MV31.
NZ Herald 7 December 2013On Berlin’s Kurfurstenstrasse, they are out in force – women in their late teens to late 40s, some of them perhaps older but dressed to look younger. Many are wearing puffer jackets and tight-fitting jeans under their miniskirts.A shiny grey BMW stops and the driver winds down its window. One of the women steps up on the passenger side. There’s a brief exchange of words – five or six syllables, not more – and the car is driven off again. A few minutes later the same woman walks towards the LSD (Love, Sex & Dreams) adult entertainment store on the corner with Potsdamer Strasse, a client in tow. A girl on her way home from school skips down the road in the other direction.Scenes like this can probably be seen in most large cities around the world. What is unusual about Germany is that prostitution there has been legal since the Social Democrat (SPD)-Green coalition Government changed the law in 2002.The aim of that change was, as SPD politician Anni Brandt-Elsweiler put it at the time, “to improve the situation of prostitutes by giving more power back into their own hands, by strengthening their self-confidence and their legal position when dealing with clients and pimps”.In Berlin, political support for the law change remains strong. This year, SPD and Green city councillors compiled a little booklet that they distributed among Kurfurstenstrasse residents, pleading for tolerance and understanding for the sex trade in their midst.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11168526
Share 141 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweet HealthLifestyle First transplant of ‘dead’ heart by: – October 24, 2014 Share The console where the heart is “reactivated” is being called the heart-in-a-box machineSurgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a “dead heart”.Donor hearts from adults usually come from people who are confirmed as brain dead but with a heart still beating.A team at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney revived and then transplanted hearts that had stopped beating for up to 20 minutes.The first patient who received a heart said she felt a decade younger and was now a “different person”.Hearts are the only organ that is not used after the heart has stopped beating – known as donation after circulatory death.Beating hearts are normally taken from brain-dead people, kept on ice for around four hours and then transplanted to patients.‘Significant development’The novel technique used in Sydney involved taking a heart that had stopped beating and reviving it in a machine known as a “heart-in-a-box”.The heart is kept warm, the heartbeat is restored and a nourishing fluid helps reduce damage to the heart muscle.The first person to have the surgery was Michelle Gribilas, 57, who was suffering from congenital heart failure. She had the surgery more than two months ago.“Now I’m a different person altogether,” she said. “I feel like I’m 40 years old – I’m very lucky.”There have since been a further two successful operations.Prof Peter MacDonald, head of St Vincent’s heart transplant unit, said: “This breakthrough represents a major inroad to reducing the shortage of donor organs.”It is thought the heart-in-a-box, which is being tested at sites around the world, could save up to 30% more lives by increasing the number of available organs.The breakthrough has been welcomed around the world.The British Heart Foundation described it as a “significant development”.Maureen Talbot, a senior cardiac nurse at the charity, told the BBC: “It is wonderful to see these people recovering so well from heart transplantation when, without this development, they may still be waiting for a donor heart.”Liver warmingThis machine keeps the donor liver functioning at body temperatureSimilar methods of warming and nourishing organs before transplant have been used to improve the quality of lung and liver transplants.James Neuberger, the associate medical director at the UK’s NHS Blood and Transplant service, said: “Machine perfusion is an opportunity to improve the number and quality of organs available for transplant.“We look forward to more work being carried out to determine the impact of this technology on increasing the number of organs that can safely be used for transplant and on improving the quality of those organs.“It is too early to predict how many lives could be saved through transplantation each year if this technology were to be adopted as standard transplant practice in the future.”By James GallagherBBC News
Versailles, In. — Ripley County Republican Party chairperson Ginger Bradford says embattled councilman from District 3, Chad Pindell has resigned from council and has asked for his name to be removed from the November 2018 ballot.Bradford has appointed Stephen Gloyd from Osgood to replace Pindell. Bradford says a caucus including residents from Otter Creek Townships 1 & 2, Center 1,2 & 3, Delaware and Jackson Townships will be scheduled in the coming weeks.Pindell is accused of child seduction and dissemination of material harmful to minors and is scheduled to go to trial in August. The charges stem from alleged incidents that occurred with a 17-year-old player on the Jac-Cen-Del Basketball team. Pindell held a position as a volunteer coach on the team.
RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp Joshua King scored the only goal of the match as Bournemouth recorded a 1-0 win over Manchester United in Saturday afternoon’s Premier League clash at the Vitality Stadium. The former United youngster struck just before the interval as Eddie Howe’s side moved into sixth position in the Premier League table, with the Red Devils dropping to eighth as they lost for the fourth time in the league this season. United had a big chance inside the first three minutes when Daniel James broke down the left before delivering a low cross into Andreas Pereira, but the Brazil international completely missed the ball as Bournemouth escaped a dangerous moment in the early exchanges. Anthony Martial then struck at Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale in the seventh minute before Pereira and Fred took it in turns to miss the target as United continued to force the issue early on. Bournemouth’s first half-chance of the match arrived in the 16th minute through Harry Wilson, but the on-loan Liverpool attacker saw his effort deflected behind before Callum Wilson nudged one wide of the post from the resulting corner. Fred then had one deflected over the home side’s crossbar as both teams threatened to make the breakthrough during an incredibly open period of the match. James was excellent for United in the early exchanges and had a chance of his own in the 21st minute after collecting a half-cleared free kick, but the Wales international’s strike just missed Ramsdale’s goal. Ryan Fraser had a clear opportunity for the home side just before the 30-minute mark after smart work from King, but the attacker could only fire into the body of United goalkeeper David de Gea. The pace of the match dropped considerably in the latter stages of the first half, with both teams struggling to find that final pass with the conditions creating plenty of mistakes. Bournemouth did take the lead on the stroke of the interval, though, with King managing to collect a cross from Adam Smith before lifting the ball over Aaron Wan-Bissaka and finishing from close range. It was smart work from the former United youngster, but there is no question that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have been disappointed with his team’s defending as King had far too much time and space, with Wan-Bissaka and Victor Lindelof having to accept a share of the blame. The first half-chance of the second period also came for Bournemouth, but De Gea did not have to overexert himself to keep out a volley from Ryan Fraser after a bright move. The pitch continued to open up for Howe’s side as the half progressed, with King, Callum Wilson and Harry Wilson all finding plenty of space in the final third as United looked more and more nervy at the back. Ramsdale had to keep out a strike from Pereira just before the hour as United quickened the pace, but Bournemouth were still causing problems down the other end, and De Gea had to save from King and Harry Wilson in quick succession in the 63rd minute. Jefferson Lerma then struck wide of the away side’s goal in the 70th minute just after United had enjoyed a decent spell of possession inside Bournemouth’s half of the field. The Cherries had a super chance to double their lead 15 minutes from time when Harry Wilson found space in a dangerous position, but the on-loan Liverpool attacker could not find a route past De Gea. Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams both came off the United bench 10 minutes from time, and the former hit the post from close-range in the 82nd minute after a dream of a pass from Fred. Ramsdale then had to keep out a strike from Scott McTominay during a spell of intense pressure from the 20-time English champions. United continued to force the issue late on but it was not to be for the struggling giants, who have now won just three of their 11 Premier League matches this season, suffering four defeats in the process. Solskjaer’s side are next in action at home to Partizan in the Europa League on Thursday night before hosting Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League next Sunday. Bournemouth, meanwhile, will resume their league campaign away to Newcastle United next Saturday.Tags: Bournemouth FCEnglish Premier LeagueManchester United
Though USC nearly blew another late fourth-quarter lead, the Trojans were able to escape Tucson, Arizona, and crack back into the AP Top 25 following a 28-26 upset victory over the then-No. 10 ranked Arizona Wildcats (5-1, 2-1 Pac 12).Deep cover · Freshman cornerback/wide receiver Adoree’ Jackson (pictured) suffered an injury during Saturday’s win over Arizona. Redshirt freshman Chris Hawkins recorded five tackles in Jackson’s place. – Tony Zhou | Daily TrojanThe Trojans (4-2, 3-1) are now ranked No. 22 in the AP Poll, and sit at the top of the Pac-12 South standings after a game that seemed like it was going to be a repeat of last week’s heartbreaker against Arizona State.Fortunately for USC, however, Arizona kicker Casey Skowron pushed a last-second field goal attempt from 36 yards out wide right, sealing the Trojan’s dramatic victory.Instead of having to explain what went wrong in the fourth quarter, USC head coach Steve Sarkisian can take his team into Homecoming Week with some momentum as they prepare to host Colorado (2-4, 0-3) at the Coliseum on Saturday.Even with the Trojans looking solid record-wise through six games, Sarkisian pointed out that the team is still searching for parts of its identity.“We are still learning,” Sarkisian said. “We are still trying to figure things out.”Overall, Sarkisian was pleased with his defense’s performance against an up-tempo Arizona attack. The Wildcats’ freshman quarterback Anu Solomon attempted a remarkable 72 passes, at least partially due to running back Terris Jones-Grigsby’s injury. The Wildcats ran 101 total plays, only five of which Sarkisian considered “explosive.”The wear and tear of so many plays did take its toll on the Trojan’s secondary, as both junior cornerback Kevon Seymour and freshman cornerback/wide receiver Adoree’ Jackson exited the game with injuries. Redshirt freshman Chris Hawkins and true freshman Jonathan Lockett were forced to carry the majority of the load during the final quarter. Sarkisian said that Seymour and Jackson’s health problems could linger into this week. Senior fullback Soma Vainuku also missed the majority of the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury.Another issue Sarkisian brought up was redshirt junior quarterback Cody Kessler’s apparent reluctance to throw the ball deep. Sarkisian said that he wanted Kessler to throw more passes down field against Arizona, though the plan did not work as well as they wanted it to.“When we’ve called the deep ball, I’d like Cody to let it rip,” Sarkisian said.Sark’s air-it-out strategy might have led to Kessler’s first interception of the year, which happened during the closing stages of the second quarter. The long ball did open up the running game, however, which allowed redshirt junior running back Javorius “Buck” Allen to break out for 205 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries.With the win, USC was able to knock the Wildcats down to No. 16 in the AP Poll and hand them their first loss of the season, while also leapfrogging them in the Pac-12 South Standings. Cross-town rival UCLA is now unranked in the AP Poll after falling to No. 9 Oregon 42-30 at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, ending their 24-week streak in the polls.Here at home, the Trojans will now use the week to prepare for a Colorado team that has yet to win a Pac-12 matchup this season. The Buffaloes are coming off a bye week, so Saturday’s game will be their first since Oct. 4, when they fell at home to Oregon State. USC’s tilt with the Buffs will kick off at 3:00 p.m.
After playing a shaky nonconference slate, Syracuse (9-4) opens up Atlantic Coast Conference play on the road against Notre Dame (10-4, 0-1 ACC) on Saturday in South Bend, Indiana. The Orange are starting conference play after a 81-48 victory over St. Bonaventure on Dec. 29. Notre Dame, meanwhile, lost its conference opener against Virginia Tech on Tuesday and will look to bounce back when it hosts SU inside Purcell Pavilion. Here’s what to know about the Fighting Irish ahead of Saturday’s matchup:All-time series: Syracuse leads, 29-20Last time they played: In a 51-49 defeat last season, Syracuse surrendered a game-winning layup to Rex Pflueger with two seconds left. Tyus Battle turned the ball over on the prior possession, starting a fast break for the Fighting Irish. T.J. Gibbs’ layup was too strong, but no SU player went for the rebound. Pflueger controlled the ball and scored, giving Notre Dame the win.Battle finished with 21 points, while Oshae Brissett added a double-double. However, Brissett shot just 3-of-15 from the field, and 0-for-8 from inside the arc. As a team, SU shot 50 percent in the first half before struggling in the latter frame. It allowed a Notre Dame team that nearly doubled its field-goal percentage from the first to second half to comeback and win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Notre Dame report: The Fighting Irish’s rotation are depleted with ACC play underway. Pflueger tore his ACL in December and will miss the rest of the season. Robby Carmody, who became the first Notre Dame freshman to start a season-opener in 16 years, is also out for the year with a torn labrum.However, Notre Dame still has a few players that could give Syracuse trouble on Saturday. Gibbs, Notre Dame’’s leader, returns from last season. He had 18 points against the Orange last season and leads UND with 14.5 points per game this season. The Fighting Irish also sport 6-foot-9 forward John Mooney, who averages 12.6 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. D.J. Harvey is another key contributor for UND on offense, averaging 11.7 points per game. Notre Dame’s best attribute comes on the offensive side of the ball. The Fighting Irish rank second in the country in turnover percentage at 13.5, per KenPom. Keeping the ball, however, does not always lead to offensive success. UND ranks 223rd in the country in 2-point percentage and 145th in 3-point percentage.On the opposite side of the court, Notre Dame is solid at defending the paint. The team ranks top-10 in block percentage and 74th at defending shots inside the arc, per KenPom. That success normally comes when 6-foot-11 Connecticut transfer Juwan Durham patrols the paint. How Syracuse beats the Fighting Irish: Syracuse needs to play more balanced on offense. The Orange have shot too many errant 3s in nonconference play and have four losses to show for it. The focus for SU should be more on ball movement and attacking Notre Dame’s usual seven-man rotation.As mentioned before, Notre Dame is extremely smart when it comes to turning the ball over when on offense. Syracuse ranks 12th in the country in defensive turnover percentage and the 2-3 zone is a big reason for it. The Orange needs to make UND uncomfortable — forcing them into uncomfortable passes — and create transition opportunities off of them. A win will start on the defensive end for Syracuse, much like it has all season-long.Stat to Know: 3.3 — Juwan Durham averages 3.3 blocks in just 14.4 minutes per game. That’s 9.1 blocks per 40 minutes. KenPom Odds: Syracuse has a 53-percent chance to beat Notre Dame, by a score of 68-67.Player to Watch: Junior guard T.J. GibbsGibbs is Notre Dame’s leader and the most capable scorer, as seen in his team-high 18 points against Syracuse last season. With an added year of experience and Pflueger now out for the season, it becomes increasingly important for Gibbs to run UND’s offense and take over down the stretch of games. For Notre Dame to beat the Orange, it’ll start with the play of its captain, Gibbs. Comments Published on January 3, 2019 at 5:25 pm Contact Charlie: email@example.com | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+