Edinburgh-based engineering consultancy QED Naval is completing final stages of Subhub tidal platform commissioning ahead of its deployment at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).QED Naval completed initial commissioning and testing of Subhub’s ballast control and instrumentation system at a site within Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, the consultancy informed through social media.The platform was recently transported there for the final stages of commissioning that will include the fitting of the X-beam that supports three tidal turbines.Beforehand, QED Naval completed the initial outfit and furnishing of all the internal ballast systems for all the hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and control systems.This variant of the Subhub, called Kraken, has been designed for Schottel SIT 250 turbines each rated at 70kW.After the final ballast testing, Subhub will be deployed at the Falls of Warness test site, operated by EMEC, for various testing activities.
James D. ‘Doc’ Bishop, age 81, of Brookville, Indiana died Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at the Brookville Healthcare Center in Brookville.Born April 30, 1937 in Franklin County, Indiana he was the son of the late James W. & Ethel M. (Roberts) Bishop. He had worked at the former D & M in Connersville, Indiana for many years. In his leisure time he enjoyed gardening and working in his yard, as well as country & bluegrass music.Survivors include two children, Darrell Scott (Denise) Bishop of Brookville, Indiana and Kimberly Levi of Versailles, Indiana; a sister Betty (Herb) Murray of Brookville, Indiana; three grandchildren, Chassity Robison of Nashville, Tennessee, Cheyenne Mantooth of Dunkirk, Indiana and Cory James Bishop of Brookville; one great-grandchild, Addyson Mantooth.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Imogene Marcum; and four brothers, Willam Bishop, Sam Bishop, Glen Bishop, and Jerry Bishop.Family & friends may visit from 10:00 until 11:00 A.M. on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Ave., Brookville.Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of the donors choice. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bishop family to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
Donegal County Council has announced that its gritters are to be out in force tonight and tomorrow morning.Met Eireann is forecasting a cold and dry night with lowest temperatures of -2C.Widespread frost will develop in the north west, and motorists are advised to take extra care on the roads. Gritters will be on all main roads from 9pm tonight (Monday) and at 6am tomorrow (Tuesday):06: Inishowen West04: Inishowen South01: National Primary North02: National Primary Central03: National Primary South07: Milford South08: Milford North09: Cill Ulta East10: Cill Ulta West11: Na Rosa12: Binswilly13: Stranorlar North14: Stranorlar East15: Stranorlar West16: Donegal West17: Donegal North18: Donegal South19: Donegal National Secondary05: Inishowen EastBT: Buncrana Town Council Priority 1LT: Letterkenny Town Priority 1Check Donegal County Council’s interactive map for gritting routesGritters ready for another freezing night as temperatures drop to -2C was last modified: October 28th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceIf I ever find myself in a pinch, I want someone like Draymond Green’s mother in my corner.Mary Babers-Green has been strongly supportive of her son since his altercation with Kevin Durant, and the one-game suspension that followed. Mary is backing Draymond all the way — that’s what moms are for. In fact, replying to a Twitter post, she makes an interesting point regarding that final, ill-fated …
South African president Kgalema MotlantheAnd Ugandan president Yoweri Museveniarriving at the Tripartite Summit inKampala. African leaders at the sitting of the firstmeeting of the three regional economicblocs.(Images: Daily Nation)Khanyi Magubane Heads of states of 26 African countries belonging to three economic regions across the continent, have resolved to merge the blocs into a single regional market.The first ever tripartite summit, held in Kampala Uganda on 21 October, brought together 26 leaders of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa), the East African Community (EAC), and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).All three regions have agreed to establish a free trade community and a single customs union.This will stretch from South Africa to Egypt and from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Kenya.South Africa’s President Kgalema Motlanthe represented the SADC region as its chairperson. He said that the launch of the free trade bloc would place the African continent in a stronger position to respond effectively to intensifying global economic competition.Speaking to delegates, Motlanthe said, “Our convening here today reflects a profound recognition that sustainable integration into the global economy requires a commitment to an irreversible process of building economic, political and social unity.”Motlanthe also emphasised the importance for African countries to have strong economic ties with each other in the wake of the current global financial crises sweeping through the west.“The process we have embarked on today marks an important step towards the realisation of building an economic bloc in today’s challenging world that will increase the levels of intra-African trade.”Kenyan Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade Uhuru Kenyatta, also echoed Motlanthe’s views and said that the tripartite conference has come at the right time when international financial markets are tumbling, “It is important to acknowledge that the global financial crisis, soaring oil and food prices may lead to the weakening of our economies and deterioration of the global economic outlook.”The merger, bound to create the largest free trade area in Africa, will in total, combining the three regions, represent a population of over 248-million people and have a combined Gross Domestic Product of R749-trillion (US$650 billion)The roll out planDuring the summit, it was revealed that the three blocs would have a single airspace within a year and an inter-regional broadband network for internet.The three communities also resolved to coordinate their master plans for regional transport and energy within 12 months.Comesa secretary general Stephen Karangizi said the areas identified as starting points for cooperation among the member states include infrastructure development for regional integration and trade.Karangizi said infrastructure development includes developing energy generation and transmission facilities, transport networks, telecommunication and ICT infrastructure.The chairperson of the EAC Coordination Committee, Charles Gasana, said during the summit that the three regions need to rely more on trade rather than aid to fight poverty in Africa.He said that this mind shift would rid the continent of the stigma it has as the world’s poorest continent. Gasana also said that trade cannot be promoted if countries set barriers that inhibit flow of goods among each other.“We have instituted policies that encourage smooth flow of goods among each other and some members are even offering better terms of trading to developed countries.” He challenged the delegates to start offering the good terms of trade to their neighbours rather than to developed countries.Some of the challenges that the free-trade agreement will have to overcome include the multiple memberships of some countries to various trade blocs and fear of the weaker economies of being flooded by goods from their stronger counterparts like South Africa and Egypt.United states of AfricaThe summit’s host, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, told those gathered for the event, that regional integration was a powerful strategic tool for the group to use since it could ensure the prosperity of all it represents.He said the heads of states should see the move as more than just a trade agreement but an opportunity to create politically stable climates, “Economic integration is not enough. There is need for political integration which will bring about a common army to protect the interests of Africa.“Apart from the economic injustice by the developed world, their overwhelming military superiority is a threat to the future of Africa.”Museveni added that the time has arrived for a united Africa to start protecting its resources,“Some people are saying they want to build their superiority on water, air and land. Where does this leave us?” he asked the participants. “Why should Africans insure cars and bicycles but do not insure Africa?”The three economic regions enter into the agreement as already well-established entities in their own right.The SADC was first established in 1980, as the Southern African Development Coordination Conference in a bid to increase the participation of other countries in the then apartheid South Africa.After dwindling in subsequent years, the organisation was reincarnated as the Southern African Development Community in 1992.In 2006, it was estimated that the SADC region pulled a GDP of R437-trillion ($379-billion.)Some of the social and human development and special programmes that the SADC preside over between regions includes its Hiv/Aids programmes, which has been operational for the past 20 years. They also facilitate the “Roll back Malaria” campaign, aimed at eradicating the number of unprotected people in malaria-rife areas.The region’s social desk also runs education and skills development programmes; these are aimed at building capacity amongst the poor and unemployed.Comesa was established in 1994 and replaced the Preferential Trade Area. Its 20 member states are Angola, Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.According to its objectives, Comesa strives to create a level playing field, i.e. one that allows free and fair competition within the principles of market economics.The countries are engaged in issues of prevention and post-conflict reconstruction, strengthening of democratic infrastructure, and development of a vibrant culture.It includes 398-million people and in 2006, the area had a combined GDP of R33-trillion ($286.7-billion.)The smallest of the three, EAC, had a GDP of R537-trillion ($46.6-billion) in 2006. Established in 1967, disagreements between founding members Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania led to its collapse.On 30 November 1999, 32 years after the demise of the EAC, a treaty was signed, re-establishing the organisation and on 7 July 2000, the EAC officially started its work again.The EAC aims at widening and deepening co-operation among the partner states in, among others, political, economic and social fields for their mutual benefit. In 2005, the EAC countries established a Customs Union and are currently working towards the establishment of a Common Market by 2010.Some of its other future plans include; a Monetary Union by 2012 and a Political Federation of the East African States.Related StoriesBetter government across Africa The African Union SADC Africa: fast facts Angola heads for democracy SADC free trade area launchedUseful linksCOMESA SADCEACAfrican UnionSouth African PresidencyDo you have any comments or queries about this article? 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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2020HYATT REGENCY | COLUMBUS, OH LOCATION Hyatt Regency 350 N. High Street | Columbus, OH 43215 614-463-1234REGISTRATION – To register click here Early Bird by Dec. 20 | Costs increase Dec. 21 One-day: $100 | $125 (no hotel room) One person: $180 | $205 Student: $160 | $180 Two people: $225 | $275 Registration closes Jan. 3, 2020Many county Farm Bureaus offer full or partial scholarships for this conference. Discounts available for Group Membership participants. Contact your county Farm Bureau for details.2020 AGENDAFriday, Jan. 31 2 p.m. Early Registration 3 p.m. Extended Learning Sessions 5 p.m. General Registration & Partnership Showcase 6:30 p.m. Discussion Meet 7:15 p.m. General Session 8 p.m. Keynote Speaker Jay Hill 9 p.m. Entertainment 10:30 p.m. AdjournSaturday, Feb. 1 7:30 a.m. Breakfast & Family Feud 8 a.m. General Session- Discussion Meet, YAP awards 8:45 a.m. Partnership Showcase 9:15 a.m. Breakout Session 1 10 a.m. Break 10:15 a.m. Breakout Session 2 11 a.m. Break 11:15 a.m. Breakout Session 3 12:15 p.m. Lunch & Keynote Speaker Amberley Snyder 2 p.m. Extended Learning Sessions 3 p.m. AdjournWorkshop TracksTrack 1 – Traditional (On the Farm)Water Conservation TechnologyWhat’s next in seed technology?Cover Crop/Soil HealthBreaking the Stigma with Mental HealthEconomic Impact of Agricultural DiversificationNutrient ManagementTrack 2 – Niche and Specialty GrowersSheep and Goat Emerging MarketsBeekeeping 101Insect Management using BiopesticidesHemp in Ohio: What you need to knowWill solar energy shine on your farm?Alternative Species, as an alternative revenue stream?!Track 3 – Consumer EngagementWhat you need to know to sell your farm productsConnecting with Skeptical ConsumersFood LabelingEntrepreneurship within 21st Century AgricultureAgritourism, is it right for you?Agriculture Social Media AdvocacyTrack 4 – Business ManagementNew Year, New Rules — Farm BillFarming Finance EssentialsNRCS — programs to build your operationMagnetic MarketingTax implications for your businessAre you covered for contract farming?Track 5 – Young Professionals (Professional Development/Collegiate)Priority IssuesYAP ProgrammingOFBF and AFBF Leadership OpportunitiesThere’s an App for thatAg Career DemandsHow-to guide: Running for an elected officeExtended Learning SessionsSession 1: Know to Grow Networking and Etiquette Risk Assessments and Coverage Communications Boot Camp North High Brewery Tour $Session 2: Paint and Sip Give back! Grain Markets: Making the Most for your Farm Farm Fit North High Brewery Tour $Attendee InformationDownload the conference app to stay up-to-date on the activities at the event.(Coming soon)FAQsWhere can I get a list of workshops being offered at this year’s event? There are 40 unique sessions to choose from during the conference. Take a look at our tracks here.What is the registration deadline? Early-bird deadline: December 20, 2019 (Registering by this date will save you $$) Late registration deadline: January 3, 2020Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? The conference is for current, paid Ohio Farm Bureau members between the ages of 18-35. If you are not a current Ohio Farm Bureau member, please register under the nonmember category so you can register as a member.When will I receive confirmation of my registration? You will receive a confirmation email for your event registration when you register. If you do not receive it, check your spam filter. Still don’t see it? You can contact [email protected] for help.What’s the refund policy? Registration cancelled before January 3, 2020 is eligible for a full refund. After January 3, 2020, please contact [email protected]Will I have a roommate? Due to the space restrictions, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY that you will be assigned a roommate, unless you have indicated otherwise on your registration form. We would encourage you to come with a friend or challenge yourself to meet someone new!How can I contact the organizer with additional questions? Send an email to [email protected] you an event speaker, sponsor or part of an OFBF group membership? To register, please contact [email protected] Home Friday NightWhat better way to spend a Friday night than listening to a live duet cover 90’s country songs with 500 of your closest friends? Friday night entertainment will also include a competitive round of Euchre, mechanical bull, and some of your favorite country music. Join your friends for a low-key Friday night.2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKERSJay HillJay Hill seeks to inspire the less than 2% of us in agriculture to keep fighting for what we believe in. His story started with 10 acres and a 4020 John Deere and is now over 17,000 acres with 120 employees. Jay claims it was not him that grew the farm, it was finding the right team of people to push him deeper into agriculture and the absolute love of it. His message is about tolerance between the farmer and consumer, and gaining understanding between the two sides: the importance of when to share information from the farm and when to listen to the consumer, finding the right time and message to send, and when and when not to respond. Jay wants people to walk out of the room full of energy and fresh ideas that they can use on their operations.Amberley SnyderAmberley shares her experience from living the perfect life to it all crashing in an instant. A rollover accident leaving her paralyzed changes everything. She learns how accepting help and serving others can be such an important part of life. Amberley shows how life knocked her down, but with the help of her family, friends and faith she has worked to “get back on the horse.”ABOUT YOUNG AG PROFESSIONALSOhio Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals are 18 to 35, singles and married, who are interested in improving the business of agriculture, learning new ideas and developing leadership skills. Whether you have a half-acre or 5,000 acres or work in the food and farming industry, Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Ag Professionals has a place for you!Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals are full- and part-time farmers, OSU Extension agents, teachers, consumer educators, former Ohio Farm Bureau Youth members, FFA and 4-H alumni, farm media communicators, livestock and equine enthusiasts, wine makers, alpaca breeders, seed representatives, beekeepers, green industry employees, gardeners, foodies and more.Stay connected by subscribing to the Growing Our Generation e-newsletter.Young Agricultural Professionals is a part of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. If you are not an Ohio Farm Bureau member, find out more about membership or join now. We’d love to have you as a member.
Everson, R.B. & Figley, C. (2011). Families Under Fire: Systemic Therapy with Military Families. Routledge, New York.Are you a civilian clinician working with military families? Do you sometimes feel that you are missing the proper training to work with this population? Do you feel overwhelmed and stressed by your workload because you are unable to provide the very best treatment to your clients? If you said yes to any of these questions, this book is for you!Families Under Fire: Systemic Therapy with Military Families is a collection of examples, suggestions, and gap-fillers written by well -known and well- versed clinicians that aims to provide assistance to you in your work with military families. When working with military families, it is of utmost importance that you recognize that their experiences are oftentimes unique to any other population with which you work. This book will assist you in understanding the diverse needs of the military family and ways in which you can provide the best treatment. This “guidebook” is written in terms of systems-based practice with the assumption that there is already a clear understanding of systems theory.Blaine Everson, Ph.D is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is in private practice and an instructor in the Department of Child and Family Development at the University of Georgia. He specializes in military families and readjustment issues associated with military families.Charles R. Figley, Ph.D is the Associate Dean for Research, a Professor, and Director of the Tulane Traumatology Institute. He is a former Marine Sergeant who served in the Vietnam War. He has published more than 200 scholarly works.ReferencesEverson, R.B. & Figley, C. (2011). Families Under Fire: Systemic Therapy with Military Families. Routledge, New York.This post was written by a member of the MFLN Family Development Team. The MFLN Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.