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first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Comments are closed. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (1) Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC June 15, 2016 at 12:52 pm Esto me da ganas de aprender más de diseño e interiorismo. Muchas gracias. Submit a Job Listing Activistas interreligiosos en caminata de más de 300 kilómetros en apoyo a obreros agrícolas Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Por Amy Sowder Posted May 24, 2016 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC 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 Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Harold Halliwell says: Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Manifestantes portando pancartas, banderas y cornetas de aire mientras cruzaban cantando el Puente de Brooklyn hacia Manhattan el 21 de mayo, el séptimo día de los 18 que durará la Marcha de la Justicia para los Obreros Agrícolas, iniciado por el Ministerio Rural y Migrante. Foto de Amy Sowder.[Episcopal News Service] Un voto más.Si otro senador de Nueva York respalda la aprobación del proyecto de ley Normas laborales justas para los obreros agrícolas, ese proyecto podría convertirse en ley y afectar las vidas de más de 60.000 obreros agrícolas en todo el estado, muchos de los cuales suben escaleras para recoger manzanas, o se acuclillan para sacudirle la tierra a las cebollas y están de pie por horas para ordenar las coles en las cintas trasportadoras —con frecuencia durante 75 horas a la semana, sin ningún día libre, sin pago de horas extras ni compensación por lesiones de trabajo.“¿Qué queremos?” le gritaba el activista David Galarza a la multitud que portaba pancartas rojas en las que podían leerse: “Los obreros agrícolas de Nueva York merecen iguales derechos” mientras desfilaban bajo los icónicos arcos del puente de Brooklyn rumbo a Manhattan.“¡Justicia!”, replicaban los manifestantes al tiempo que agitaban banderas rojas y tocaban tambores africanos. “¿Cuándo la queremos?”, clamaba Galarza, “¡Ahora!”, replicaba el gentío.Casi 200 partidarios se incorporaron a la marcha en el segmento de Brooklyn y Manhattan de los 18 días de la Marcha por la Justicia del Obrero Agrícola, encabezada por el Ministerio Rural y Migrante (RMM por su sigla en inglés) una organización interreligiosa y sin fines de lucro de alcance estatal que dirige el Rdo. Richard Witt, director ejecutivo de RMM y sacerdote en la Diócesis Episcopal de Nueva York. La marcha se extiende por 321 kilómetros, desde frente a la oficina de John Flanagan, líder de la mayoría del Senado estatal de Nueva York, en Smithtown on Long Island y terminará en la escalinata del capitolio de Nueva York en Albany el 1 de junio.Un agente de la policía de Nueva York abre la marcha de los manifestantes al cruzar el puente de Brooklyn en dirección a Manhattan el 21 de mayo. Foto de Amy Sowder.El sábado 21 de mayo, el grupo hizo un alto para una conferencia de prensa en el Palacio Municipal de la ciudad de Nueva York, luego desfiló a través del SoHo para almorzar en la iglesia de San Marcos en el Bowery  [St. Mark’s Church-on-the-Bowery], prosiguiendo luego para participar en un mitin en Union Square antes de terminar el día en Washington Heights, en el extremo norte de Manhattan.“Esto es importante para todos los neoyorquinos de cualquier religión. Son los restos del racismo los que mantienen este problema vivo”, dijo el senador estatal Adriano Espaillat, D-por el Alto Manhattan, en las gradas del Palacio Municipal.Los obreros agrícolas están excluidos de los derechos y protecciones básicos que disfrutan los trabajadores de casi todos los demás ramos de la industria, una exclusión que los legisladores en el Sur exigieron antes de que convinieran con la aprobación de la Ley Nacional de Relaciones laborales de 1935 y la Ley de Normas Laborales Justas de 1938, ambas promovidas por el presidente Franklin Roosevelt. Los trabajadores domésticos estaban excluidos también, pero eso cambió en 2010, cuando se aprobó en Nueva York la Ley de los Derechos de los Empleados Domésticos.Los obreros agrícolas siguen estando excluidos. Los compradores de víveres que escogen unas cuantas relucientes manzanas Gala en su mercado local están disfrutando del trabajo de personas que se encuentran sepultadas en el fondo de la industria agrícola del estado [con un valor] de $5,400 millones repartidos entre 35.500 granjas, según el censo del Departamento de Agricultura de EE.UU. (USDA por su sigla en inglés) de 2012.Heriberto, de 26 años, es uno de esos obreros. Originario de Morelos, México, él trabajó por un salario mínimo cerca de 80 horas a la semana y sin ningún día libre durante más de cuatro años en una granja del valle del Hudson, cultivando pepinos, pimientos, cebollas, patatas y sandías.“Me gustaría ver un cambio. No sé por qué los obreros agrícolas no tienen derechos como los demás trabajadores”, dijo Heriberto, cuyo apellido no se da a conocer debido a su estatus migratorio, mientras desfilaba con el grupo: “No es un privilegio. Es una necesidad”.Él ha visto a compañeros, que se lesionaron en el trabajo, no poder trabajar y perder el empleo. Heriberto maneja un tractor y una grúa con elevador de horquilla, sin embargo le pagan como a un obrero no calificado. Las cosas, no obstante, han mejorado en los siete años que él lleva en Estados Unidos. Hace unos dos años, pudo negociar un aumento de salario y descansar los fines de semana, de manera que él es uno de los pocos obreros agrícolas que pudo participar en la marcha.El Rdo. Richard Witt, director ejecutivo del Ministerio Rural y Migrante, habló brevemente durante la Marcha por la Justicia del Obrero Agrícola en una conferencia de prensa en el Palacio Municipal de la ciudad de Nueva York a la que acudieron un senador estatal, una asambleísta, líderes de los derechos civiles, autores y clérigos de varias religiones. Foto de Amy Sowder.La mayoría de los manifestantes no tiene este tipo de experiencia de campo. Celia Baldwin estaba sentada en su banco de la iglesia episcopal de La Gracia [Grace Episcopal Church] en Hastings on Hudson hace unos nueve años, cuando oyó hablar a Witt sobre el Ministerio Rural y Migrante. Baldwin es maestra de una escuela elemental y no una “activista seria”, dijo ella, pero se sintió profundamente movida a ayudar una vez que tuvo conciencia de lo malas que eran las condiciones de trabajo para la gente que cultivaba los alimentos que ella consumía.“Esta organización representa una porción de la vida norteamericana que sólo puede expresarse a través de otros, y ellos son los que nos alimentan a todos nosotros”, dijo Baldwin mientras desfilaba. “¿Por qué participo? Yo como. Nadie puede decirte que no se relaciona con ellos”.El proyecto de ley por el que están manifestándose le brindaría a los obreros agrícolas pago de horas extras, un día opcional de descanso y el derecho a negociación colectiva.Manifestantes que reclamaban justicia para los obreros agrícolas, desfilaron, vocearon consignas y distribuyeron volantes a través del Bajo Manhattan el 21 de mayo durante la Marcha de la Justicia para los Obreros Agrícolas. Foto de Amy Sowder.Lentamente, las condiciones laborales para los obreros agrícolas de Nueva York han mejorado. En los años 90, la legislatura del estado ordenó que las fincas que tenían por lo menos cinco empleados, proporcionaran agua potable y baños en los campos. Hace unos 16 años, el salario mínimo para los obreros agrícolas  aumentó al mismo nivel que el salario mínimo estatal que recibe la mayoría de los otros trabajadores.Y después de una declaración del gobernador de Nueva York Andrew Cuomo a principios de este mes, el derecho a la negociación colectiva parece más probable. La Unión de Libertades Civiles de Nueva York presentó una demanda contra el Gobernador y contra el estado de Nueva York, en la que denunciaba que excluir a los obreros agrícolas del derecho a la negociación colectiva violaba la constitución del estado. El 10 de mayo, Cuomo se mostró de acuerdo. Ni él no el secretario de justicia del estado contestarían la demanda.“No toleraremos el abuso o la explotación de los obreros en ninguna industria”, dijo Cuomo. “Esta clara e innegable injusticia debe ser corregida”.El Buró Agrícola de Nueva York, la organización lobista de la agroempresa, es el principal opositor de este proyecto de ley. El buró dice que darles a los obreros agrícolas pago de horas extras —tiempo y medio por cada hora que sobrepase a la jornada de ocho horas diarias— hundiría a los pequeños granjeros que no pueden costearlo y que ya se encuentran en dificultades. El promedio de granjas de Nueva York gana anualmente unos $34.300 en dinero neto, según el censo del USDA de 2012.“Todo se vuelve un problema económico”, dijo Witt. “El Buró de Granjas argüiría que los obreros agrícolas ya están bastante regulados, pero no se trata de eso. Se trata de la igualdad para todos los trabajadores. ¿Qué tiene la agricultura para que dé una estructura moral diferente a la de cualquier otro negocio?”.Laura García, de 30 años, (al centro, vestida de negro) sacude una corneta de aire y sostiene un letrero mientras recorre unas cuantas cuadras por el distrito del SoHo al sur de Manhattan el séptimo día de los 18 que dura la Marcha por la Justicia de los Obreros Agrícolas. Como hija de un obrero agrícola, García se benefició de los programas del Ministerio Rural y Migrante para niños que le pusieron a su alcance oportunidades que estaban más allá de su experiencia y que le dieron esperanzas de un futuro más brillante. Hoy ella es la directora del programa Justicia Racial 1 para la YWCA. Foto de Amy SowderTom Toigo de la granja lechera Ronnybrook en Ancramdale, Nueva York, estaba vendiendo botellas de leche reciclables en el mercado campesino de Union Square cuando una mujer de las que desfilaba intentó entregarle un volante, y él le gritó que se largara.  Ella se marchó aprisa mientras Toigo la miraba con furia.“La mayoría de estas granjas no son grandes corporaciones. Son granjas de familia, y se irán a la quiebra”, decía Toigo con la voz más calmada al volver a ayudar a sus clientes. “Mi problema con el tiempo extra no es por explotar a la gente. Tiene que ver con la temporalidad del trabajo. Es la naturaleza de la industria agrícola”.El que los granjeros necesiten empleados que trabajen más horas durante la temporada alta no significa que no deban pagarles jornales de tiempo extra ni escalonarles sus turnos, según el RMM. Es un problema de derechos humanos, dijo Witt, y así opinó también el cardenal Timothy Dolan, el arzobispo catolicorromano de Nueva York, después que desfilara sobre el puente con el grupo y hablara en la conferencia de prensa.“No es una tontería”, le dijo Dolan a la multitud. “Se trata de derechos humanos básicos, de darle a los obreros agrícolas un poquito de dignidad y de respeto”.La Rda. Melissa DeRosia, vicepresidente de la junta del RMM y pastora de la iglesia presbiteriana de Gates en la zona densamente agrícola de Rochester, Nueva York, llevaba a su izquierda un enorme estandarte durante la marcha.“Esto es algo más que inmigración o justicia alimentaria”, afirmó. “Es acerca de la interconexión de todo ello y de cómo va a parar a nuestro plato”.– Amy Sowder es una escritora sobre temas de alimentación que reside en Brooklyn, Nueva York. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more


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first_img Darren Criss View Comments After being blocked by the Kremlin, Moisés Kaufman’s Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde will receive a one-night-only benefit reading with a cast that puts the star into star-studded. Directed by Kaufman, Michael Emerson (Lost) and Jonathan Groff (Hamilton) will lead the company as Wilde and Bosie, respectively, at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater on October 5.Other big names tapped for the lineup include Darren Criss, Sally Field, Tituss Burgess, Michael C. Hall, David Hyde Pierce, Tony Kushner, Judith Light, David Burtka, Andy Mientus (Spring Awakening), Jose Llana (The King And I), Will Carlyon and Jake Shears. Further casting will be announced later.Emerson previously played the role of Wilde in the original production of the show at the Minetta Lane Theatre in 1997. Gross Indecency… follows the legendary author, poet and playwright and the trials for his “crime” of homosexuality. Earlier in 2015, Kaufman and Tectonic Theater Project were working with the Moscow New Drama Theatre and the U.S. State Department to produce a revival of the play in Moscow. In the middle of pre-production, the Kremlin stopped the revival because of the play’s LGBTQ content. In response to the cancellation, Kaufman and Tectonic Theater Project decided to produce a benefit reading in NYC to bring attention to the suppression of the rights of the LGBTQ community in Russia.All funds raised will benefit Tectonic Theater Project and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. Star Files Jonathan Grofflast_img read more


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first_imgCentral Vermont Public Service (NYSE-CV) today announced that it has reached a settlement with the Vermont Department of Public Service, the Town of Proctor Selectboard and Omya Inc. for the purchase of the assets of and consolidation of service territory of the Vermont Marble Power Division of Omya.The transaction has already been approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which regulates the hydro sites and transmission facilities involved in the sale, but must also be approved by the Vermont Public Service Board.Under the settlement, the purchase price of the previously announced sale will decrease from $33.2 million to approximately $29.25 million, including $28.25 million for Vermont Marble’s hydroelectric facilities and about $1 million for the other assets.  The agreement includes a five-year, six-step phase-in of residential rate changes for existing VMPD customers, which will be funded by Omya up to an amount estimated to be approximately $1.125 million.  The agreement also requires creation of a value sharing pool that provides for certain excess value received by CVPS to be split between CVPS’s customers, Omya and CVPS shareholders if energy market prices and hydro improvements create more value than anticipated.‘The Department of Public Service raised concerns about the purchase price, which led to further negotiations and a reduced price,’ CVPS Executive Chairman Bob Young said.  ‘The Town of Proctor was also helpful in suggesting ways to reduce the impact of rate changes on customers, which led to the long-term phase-in for residential customers.’CVPS’s current rates, though among the lowest of any investor-owned utility in New England, are higher than Vermont Marble’s rates because Omya has largely subsidized local electrical service in Proctor.  Absent the sale, Omya planned significant, needed infrastructure upgrades that would have affected rates.Included in the sale are rights to serve about 875 customers in Proctor, including the Omya industrial facility in Florence, which will become CV’s single-largest customer.  The sale also includes four hydroelectric facilities with a current combined capacity of 18.5 megawatts.  After the acquisition, CV will own and operate the largest fleet of hydroelectric generating stations in all of New England.‘The DPS and town leaders helped make this an even better deal for customers, both in Proctor and in the larger CVPS service territory,’ Young said.  ‘This purchase will provide economies of scale, and will allow CVPS to significantly expand renewable generation by adding the hydro facilities to our fleet, improving their performance over time, and expanding their nameplate capacity by about 3 megawatts.  That increase alone will provide enough clean energy for 3,000 homes.’CV plans to invest an estimated $15 million to upgrade the Vermont Marble facilities and operate them in consort with CV’s existing Otter Creek and East Creek hydro operations.  The company said it would also: Invest in the Vermont Marble system, immediately replacing the main substation at the Proctor hydro site and spreading the approximate $1.5 million cost over CV’s 159,000 customers rather than just Vermont Marble’s customers.Provide Proctor residents and businesses with greater resources.  For example, in the event of major storms, CV has nearly 30 line workers within an hour’s drive of Proctor.Offer choices and services Vermont Marble customers don’t have today, including automatic bill payments through CVPS Electripay, on-line bill payments, CVPS Cow Powerâ ¢, various rate choices, budget billing, on-line bill review and outage information, and in the near future, CVPS SmartPowerâ ¢, an advanced automated meter reading, outage detection and power management system. Vermont Marble’s seasonal and block-structure rate designs will be replaced with year-round flat rates.  Residential rates for existing Vermont Marble customers will be frozen at current levels initially, but will rise each January, based on pre-established rate credits, until they match CVPS’s rates.  Given the disparity between the companies’ current rates it is expected to take five years to complete the phase-in.  The rate credits become smaller each year until they reach zero.  The rate credits were developed to narrow the gap between current CVPS rates and current Vermont Marble rates while limiting the phase-in rate increases to no more than 10 percent per year.  Vermont Marble customers will also be subject to any change in CVPS rates on a going-forward basis, so combined rate changes for Vermont Marble residential customers may be more or less than 10 percent. ‘CV will represent a good value for our new customers,’ Young said.  ‘We continue to provide extremely competitive rates within the greater Northeast, and customer satisfaction and service quality remain high. CVPS is the only utility in Vermont to meet every one of its service quality standards over the pasts seven years, and reliability and customer service will remain a top priority in the years ahead.’ Source: CVPS. 3.2.2011last_img read more


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first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: David MorrisonAnother member of the $602 million Alabama One Credit Union has filed a lawsuit claiming the cooperative conned him into committing loan fraud, and later pressured him to disavow his complaint to authorities.The March 16 complaint filed by member Richard Turner named as defendants Alabama One Credit Union, Business Lending Manager Tammy Ewing, Board of Directors Chairman Edwin Harrell and Supervisory Committee Chair Martha Fincher. In the complaint, Turner claimed defendants committed fraud and negligence in connection with a half million dollar loan the credit union convinced him to make to benefit businessman Danny Ray Butler. continue reading »last_img


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first_img(CIDRAP Business Source Osterholm Briefing) – After seeing the pandemic alert level sit at phase 3 for years, suddenly witnessing the World Health Organization (WHO) accelerate from phase 3 to phase 5 in mere days feels terribly unnerving. Unfortunately, it’s the nature of the beast—literally.Influenza viruses are notoriously unpredictable. And now this novel swine-origin virus is proving the case I’ve tried to make for years. If you haven’t already done so, activate your pandemic plan now. All your preparations, your tabletops exercises, your months of meeting and revising and refining are about to prove of great value. If you don’t have a plan, I urge you to move quickly to do as much as you can to get ready.That said, here’s what bears repeating: This virus remains unpredictable. It may surge ahead into a deadly pandemic in days, weeks, or months. Then again, it may fizzle out completely. Or it could disappear for a while, then return in a few months with a vengeance. We all need to practice these words: We just don’t know.Changing to the most useful mindsetProbably the hardest part of this pandemic phase is helping your employees make a psychological adjustment. Panic is a waste of energy. And ignoring the warnings is foolhardy. In other words, this phase is a big deal. Period. No getting around it. Time to get used to that idea.International risk communication consultant, Peter M. Sandman, PhD, Deputy Editor of CIDRAP Business Source, has some useful observations about how the US government has been handling communications with the public. He credits officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for being candid about the facts, though he’d like to see them urge people to make more individual preparations. Still, the gold standard of crisis communication, he says, “is to say alarming things in a calm tone.” Richard Besser, MD, CDC’s acting director, is doing exactly that.That’s an excellent takeaway message for the business community. Be candid and don’t back off from explaining the full range of possibilities. Employees need to understand that coping with the outbreak could be more like a marathon than a sprint.Encourage your employees to do somethingNow is the time to remind employees to take care of their household’s needs: extra food, water, prescription medications, a full tank of gas in the car, and, if possible, cash in their wallets. For both logistical and psychological reasons, everybody should be asked to take action, not simply “cover their cough and watch while the authorities cope,” to quote Peter. It’s much more “calming to prepare.”How will CIDRAP Source help you?We’re just at the beginning of phase 5 and much is still unclear—vaccine manufacturing, when to deploy antivirals, supply-chain issues, and more. We’re watching these developments closely and using our expertise to translate complicated healthcare and scientific information into authoritative, reliable intelligence you can use.To that end, you can expect to receive:Osterholm Briefings, when I can give you helpful context or interpretation or I’m hearing the same question coming from multiple business leadersOsterholm Briefing Updates, which will give you the latest-breaking newsAlerts, when a new development requires immediate actionFor now, we’re going to pay special attention to the categories of Employee Protection, Government Watch, and Communication. We know that you are trying to sort through chaotic messages coming from media outlets that have suddenly taken an interest in what looks to be an emerging pandemic. So we will stay focused on what the latest developments mean to business. And we’ll keep the communication succinct.Expect to see updates like this:Dr. Margaret Chan, head of the WHO, today raised the agency’s pandemic alert level to phase 5, one notch below a full-scale influenza pandemic, signaling that it’s time for all countries to prepare. [Margaret Chan’s statement]The CDC today reported a total of 91 confirmed cases of swine flu in 10 states, with 51 cases in New York City. Besides New York, affected states and case numbers are Arizona, 1; California, 14; Indiana, 1; Kansas, 2; Massachusetts, 2; Michigan, 2; Nevada, 1; Ohio, 1, and Texas, 16. [CDC swine flu page]WHO said it knew of 148 confirmed swine flu cases in nine countries as of 18:00 GMT today. These included 13 in Canada, 91 (with 1 death) in the United States, 26 (with 7 deaths) in Mexico, 2 in Israel, 4 in Spain, 5 in the United Kingdom, 3 in New Zealand, 1 in Austria, and 3 in Germany.A 22-month-old boy from Mexico City died in a Houston, Tex., hospital earlier this week, marking the first swine flu death in the United States and the first outside Mexico, the Texas Department of Health Services (TDHS) reported today. The boy’s close contacts have remained healthy, officials said. [TDHS news release]Germany reported three swine flu cases and Austria reported one, according to a Reuters report today. The patients included a Bavarian couple in their 30s, a 22-year-old woman from Hamburg, and a 28-year-old Austrian.New York and Indiana have received their full allotments of influenza antivirals from the Strategic National Stockpile, and all other states will receive theirs by May 3, Dr. Richard Besser, acting CDC director, said in a press briefing held by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).A “reference strain” of the swine flu H1N1 virus has been isolated by the CDC and sent to vaccine manufacturers, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said at the HHS briefing, adding that limited pilot lots of vaccine could be available for human trials in “early fall.”The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has organized its swine-flu response into an “incident management” structure of seven teams—vaccine, antivirals, personal protective equipment, blood needs, diagnostic research, shortages, and consumer protection—acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Joshua Sharfstein said at the HHS briefing.Only 3 of 14 US swine flu patients with known travel histories had been in Mexico, the CDC said in an MMWR Dispatch last night. Forty of the 64 confirmed cases were not linked to travel or to another confirmed case. [Apr 28 MMWR Dispatch]Between Apr 19 and 27, federal officials checked 15 sick travelers entering the United States from Mexico and confirmed that 2 of them had swine flu, the CDC said in the MMWR Dispatch. Nine travelers remained in isolation pending further evaluation, and four travelers were released.Bottom line for businessPut your plans into action. Help your employees make a critical psychological shift and prepare their households. And stay tuned.last_img read more


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first_imgAker Solutions has started fabrication work on the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) Lingshui 17-2 gas development project with the first steel cutting of subsea manifold in Tianjin, China.Source: Aker SolutionsThe cutting of the steel took place on Tuesday at the China Offshore Oil Engineering Company (COOEC) Special Equipment yard in Tanggu.The first suction anchors to be manufactured include the west suction anchor top frame and bottom skirt. COOEC will also manufacture four subsea manifolds, one subsea distribution unit, and two subsea umbilical termination units for this project.The steel cutting ceremony was attended by key executives from CNOOC, Aker Solutions, COOEC and its employees at the yard.“Lingshui 17-2 is the first major gas field discovered in China through CNOOC’s independent exploration and we are fabricating the first deepwater manifold with distribution and control functions,” said Zhou Shengjie, CNOOC’s Executive Deputy General Manager of Lingshui 17-2 gas field development project at the steel cutting ceremony in Tianjin.Derek Robertson, Project Director of Aker Solutions, said at the ceremony, “This is a key milestone for the Lingshui 17-2 project and we are pleased to start fabrication in close collaboration with CNOOC. It’s a global project and we have teams in different locations working together with CNOOC to ensure the success of the project.”CNOOC awarded a contract to Aker Solutions to provide subsea production system and umbilicals for the Lingshui 17-2 gas field at the end of last year. The subsea production system consists of 11 horizontal subsea trees, four manifolds, topside and subsea control system and a tie-in connection system.The project is being executed from Aker Solutions’ facilities in Malaysia, Norway, and the United Kingdom.Lingshui 17-2 is CNOOC’s first subsea deepwater project developed by the company with water depths of up to about 1,500 meters. The field is located in the South China Sea, off the Hainan Province.Back in April, Keppel’s Keppel FloaTEC was hired for the provision of engineering services in support of the construction of the Lingshui 17-2 production semi-submersible unit. The offshore facility will be built in China.In May 2019, InterMoor signed a contract to install deepwater mooring systems for the Liuhua 16-2 and Lingshui 17-2 floating production units in the South China Sea.The Lingshui 17-2 taut-leg semi-submersible floating production unit will be anchored in 1,220–1,560 meters of water in the Qiongdongnan basin in the northern South China Sea using 16 legs built with driven piles, chain, and polyester rope.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more


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