Triton Submersible for REV Ocean

first_imgTriton Submarines has sold its first Triton 7500/3 series submersible to Project REV Ocean – a not for profit foundation established and funded by Kjell Inge Røkke. The Triton 7500/3 will be the deepest diving acrylic pressure hull equipped submersible ever conceived and is capable of diving to 2,286 meters with three people on-board.“We are thrilled Project Rev Ocean chose to add a Triton 7500/3 submersible to the vast arsenal of subsea tools and equipment on their entirely unique and groundbreaking vessel. The capacity to visit such extreme depths and see things not possible any other way will dramatically enhance the experience of being aboard and create more ocean advocates. Project Rev Ocean is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we are honored to be a part of Mr. Røkke’s ambitious and exciting vision,” said Triton president Patrick Lahey.The CEO of REV Ocean, Nina Jensen, said: “Having the Triton 7500/3 onboard our research vessel truly elevates REV Ocean to a level of unparalleled opportunity. Putting three people in a transparent acrylic sphere submersible with the capacity to reach such incredible depths will certainly inspire, educate, and motivate the global community to support our core mission of ensuring we have one healthy ocean.”REV Ocean is the world’s largest and most advanced research and expedition vessel. The ship is 182.9 meters in length and has the capacity to carry up to 55 scientists and 35 crew members. Equipment onboard includes scientific trawls, sonar systems, laboratories, auditorium and classrooms, a moonpool, AUV, Triton 7500/3 submersible, and an ROV with a 6,000 meter diving depth and advanced communication equipment.REV Ocean, will be equipped for conducting missions that cover the entire marine ecosystem. The vessel will be used by scientists and innovators for ‘solutions’-oriented research that examine issues such as the impact CO2 emissions have on the ocean, plastic pollution and unsustainable fishing practices and highlights the possibility for positive, sustainable and much-needed change.REV Ocean science director, Alex Rogers, added: “I have dived with Triton subs on numerous expeditions and they provide unique platforms for visiting the ocean and viewing seascapes in a way that is not possible with other deep diving equipment. The new Triton 7500/3 will enable REV Ocean scientists to visit vulnerable marine ecosystems as well as reach the most productive zones of seamounts and other features such as deep-sea canyons and hydrothermal vents.”last_img read more

Decriminalization of homosexuality – what it means for the Catholic Church in Dominica

first_img Sharing is caring! FaithLifestyleOpinionsReader Bites Decriminalization of homosexuality – what it means for the Catholic Church in Dominica by: – May 21, 2013 Share In response to the claim of the advocacy group, Minority Rights Dominica (MiriDom) that the Catholic Church in Dominica is not reflecting the Vatican’s position on unjust discrimination towards homosexual persons, I wish to make it clear that the Catholic Church in Dominica adheres to the call of the Holy See in its statement to the 63rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the Declaration of Human Rights, sexual orientation and gender identity, “to condemn all forms of violence against homosexual persons as well as to urge all States to take necessary measures to put an end to all criminal penalties against them.”The Catholic Church maintains that free sexual acts between adult persons must not be treated as crimes to be punished by civil authorities. The Vatican specifically objected to the declaration’s use of the term sexual orientation and gender identity, which it said had no established meaning in international law. According to the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, these terms imply that sexual identity is defined only by culture, and their use in the declaration is part of an attempt to equate same-sex unions with marriage and to give homosexual couples the chance to adopt or procreate children.”This is where I think it is necessary to bring into focus the moral question. It is very important to note that the role of the Church in any society is primarily a moral one. She is not at liberty to change the divine mandate at will or according to human expediency. She has no authority to make a wrong into a right. She only serves as a guide to direct the faithful to what is morally correct and to discourage them from spiritually perilous decisions that can hinder their salvation. Homosexual “activity,” according to Holy Scriptures, is among many wrongs which, if not controlled, can lead to spiritual death. Among these are adultery, fornication, orgies, calumny, deep seated hatred, and the like (cf. Rom 13:13; Gal 5:16-21). These, along with homosexual “activity” will never be right, whether they are decriminalized by the State or not. Part of the problem we face in this post- modern world is what both Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, refer to as a dictatorship of relativism. What it means is that there is no longer an objective truth that should guide human decisions; what is important for many persons is what “I” perceive to be good for “me”. We seem to recognize neither the natural law nor the divine law. This attitude no doubt directly influences our sense of morality. The Church in its role as moral guide does not exist to condemn human persons but rather to condemn lifestyles and behaviours that are not in keeping with the divine law. Therefore, just as the Church has a responsibility to bring an adulterer to repentance she has the same responsibility towards those who indulge in homosexual “activity.” Let me take this opportunity to share with you the Church’s position on same-sex unions. In the Christian order of things, it has everything to do with our understanding of the divinely established structure for perpetuation of the human species; a structure which is unchangeable. In the book of Genesis we read that God created human beings; in his image and likeness he created them male and female (Cf. Gen 2:37). Human beings therefore reflect the image of God when they are united in love, a love which comes out of their complementarity. God made man male and female to complement each other and together be an image of God. In the Catholic understanding, there is a sacramental dimension of marriage. It simply means that the human participation in the union of a man and his wife reveals in some way the nature of God. Part of the vocation of married couples is to generate their own species, a direct fruit of the union. As Pope John Paul II puts it, “when a couple, man and woman, are joined in the sexual embrace, they are filled with sanctifying grace.” A couple united in marital embrace which is open to creativity, is the image of God the Creator. Therefore, for us who believe, same-sex unions can never be a sacrament and therefore can never be accepted by the Church as valid marriages. They may be licit, according to the State in which they are permitted by the civil law, but they can never be valid in the face of the divine law, as we understand it.There is an attempt today to redefine marriage to say that it is a union between two persons. Marriage is between a man and a woman, not between just two persons. This is the only definition in the Christian order. In conclusion, I wish to affirm that there is such a thing as an objective law, no matter which philosophy some people may hold. Some things are right and some things are wrong whether we like it or not. What is according to God’s law is right and what is contrary to God’s law is wrong; and all of us are called to live by God’s law if salvation is part of our agenda. Therefore, whether it regards fornication, adultery, homosexual activity, the whole gamut, we have to live by God’s law. We live in an age in which people say, it is my body and I can do whatever I want with it. St. Paul reminds us that our bodies are temples of God’s Spirit and therefore deserve our utmost respect. They must not be treated just in any other way.By Bishop Gabriel Malzaire Tweetcenter_img Share Share 241 Views   5 commentslast_img read more

Valladolid man stabbed

first_imgAccording to police investigators, aheated argument ensued between Francisco and Omano on Nov. 27.  The 45-year-old resident ZaldyFrancisco sustained a stab wound on the body, a police report showed. Omano was detained in the Valladolidmunicipal police station’s lockup facility./PN Tagged suspect was 29-year-oldresident Ryan Omano, the report added. Bacolod City – A man was stabbed in Barangay Central Tabao, Valladolid,Negros Occidental. Francisco was brought to the BacolodAdventist Medical Center for treatment. This prompted Omano to stab Francisco,police said.    last_img read more

HIMUD-OS FESTIVAL TO PUSH THROUGH: Alonsabe says precaution vs COVID-19 will be taken

first_imgILOILO – The local government unit ofAlimodian will proceed with the holding of its annual Himud-os Festival amid concernsabout the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). He added it would be unfortunate for thosedancers if they would no longer be able to show what they prepared for if themunicipality would postpone it to a later part of the year. Mayor Geefre “Kalay” Alonsabe said they areconsidering holding the festival between on March 14 to 21. According to Alonsabe, they decided to pushthrough this year’s festivities following the advisories of national governmentagencies stating it is safe to organize and attend public gatherings, meetingsand festivals as long as all precautionary measures identified by healthauthorities. “We sat down with our concerned local agencies and barangay officials, nagdesisyon kami nga dayunon gid ang Himud-osFestival sang banwa sang Alimodian,” saidAlonsabe. According to Alonsabe, most of the festivalparticipants are mostly secondary students and there are no foreign performers.center_img “With theMunicipal Health Office and Rural Health Unit, we will put up stations forpeople to disinfect (during the festivity),” Alonsabe said. With the town’s decision to push through withthe celebrations, Alonsabe assured that there will be measures in place inorder to ensure that the participants of the Himud-os Festival, as well as thespectators, will not be at risk for the COVID-19. He said six tribes will perform this year andthe public should also look forward to other activities like street dancecompetition; drum and lyre exhibition; sashing of Bulak Kang Alimodian ’20;bicycle fun trail ride and cultural show; Farmer’s Day; LGBT Night; GawadAgustin Magtanong Awards; and Hubon competition./PNlast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Roll Past Lady Spartans

first_imgThe 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs won a hard fought game last night 18-11 over the Connersville.The Bulldogs were down 11-9 going into the 4th quarter, but outscored the Spartans 9-0 to pull away for the win.  Elaney McGuire led the team on both sides of the floor playing great defense and scoring 6 points.  She was followed by Billie Puente who also had an outstanding game on defense and scored 5 points.  Rounding out the scoring for the Bulldogs was Kaylin Hinners with 4 points; Renee Lecher with 2 points; and Kaylie Raver with 1 point.The Lady Bulldogs improve to 5-7 on the season and will wrap up their regular season at home Thursday vs. Franklin County.  Come out and support the Bulldogs!!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Chris Weiler.The Batesville Lady Bulldogs 8th grade upped their record to 9 wins against 3 losses by defeating the Connersville Lady Spartans 25 – 19.The Lady Bulldogs played an aggressive first half to build a 13 point, but had a lack luster second half where they were outscored 11 to 4 by the Lady Spartans.  Offensively the Lady Bulldogs were lead by Emma Weiler with 10 points.  Other scorers for the Lady Bulldogs were Makayla Granger with 8, Ava Hanson had 4, Jadyn Harrington added 2, and Lil Tinker had 1.The Lady Spartans were lead by Kendra Boyd and Kylie Linn each with 4.   Other scorers were Abbie Schwartz scored 3, and Kendra Ellis, Madison Atchley, Katie Mitchell, and Amy Rowe each tallied 2.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smithlast_img read more

Footballer kills son in hospital over COVID-19

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Turkish authorities have arrested a former top-tier soccer player who confessed to killing his five-year-old son while the boy was being treated in a hospital on suspicion of a COVID-19 infection.Cevher Toktas, 32, handed himself over to police and confessed to having smothered his son, Kasim, with a pillow on May 4, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. The boy’s death was initially not believed to be suspicious, although he tested negative for COVID-19.His body has been exhumed for an autopsy as part of the investigation, Anadolu reported.HaberTurk television reported that Toktas, who currently plays with amateur league team Bursa Yildirimspor, told police that he tried to suffocate his son because he did not love him, and turned himself in to police 11 days later because he felt remorse.The boy was admitted to the children’s hospital in the northwestern province of Bursa with a cough and high fever on April 23 — an official Turkish public holiday celebrating children — and placed in isolation along with his father.Soon after, Toktas said, he smothered the boy and called for help, saying Kasim had taken a turn for the worse. The five-year-old was rushed to the hospital’s intensive care unit, where he died two hours later.No trial date has been set yet.Between 2007 and 2009, Toktas played for the Hacettepe soccer team, who briefly competed in the Turkish top-tier Super League.Tags: Bursa YildirimsporCevher ToktasCOVID-19Kasim Toktaslast_img read more

Magpies upset by fixture switch

first_img And after the Premier League board heard both club’s representations and subsequently granted Norwich’s request to move the fixture, the Tyneside club expressed their dissatisfaction over the outcome, accusing the league of “disregarding the impact” the change would have on their fans. A statement from Newcastle read: “At a time when the League are encouraging clubs to come up with initiatives to address reduced away supporter numbers, the disruption to Newcastle United fans further compounds a fixture selection clearly against the principles of encouraging away supporters to travel, given those making the journey from Tyneside are facing a midweek evening round-trip of 520 miles. “Newcastle United notes that a condition of this potential fixture change was that Norwich City had to provide an undertaking for the reimbursement of any match day tickets returned by home or away supporters unable to attend the re-arranged match, as well as giving consideration to the cost of travel for away supporters.” Confirmation of the final fixture date will follow the FA Cup replay result between Norwich and Fulham on January 14. Press Association The league meeting was originally scheduled for January 28 at Carrow Road but will be put back a day to January 29 should Norwich win their FA Cup replay with Fulham and earn a trip to Sheffield United on the weekend of January 25. Newcastle had strongly opposed the potential fixture change due to the “major impact it will have on fans who have already booked match ticket, travel and accommodation”. center_img The Premier League has told Newcastle they will have to accept the rearrangement of their trip to Norwich should the Canaries progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup.last_img read more

Chattanooga looks to sweep VMI

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditChattanooga (17-12, 8-8) vs. VMI (8-21, 3-13)Cameron Hall, Lexington, Virginia; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: VMI seeks revenge on Chattanooga after dropping the first matchup in Chattanooga. The teams last played each other on Feb. 12, when the Mocs outshot VMI from the field 49.1 percent to 41.1 percent and made 13 more free throws en route to an 86-67 victory. For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Associated Press ARE YOU EXPERIENCED: Chattanooga has been fueled by senior leadership this year while VMI has relied on freshmen. For the Mocs, seniors Matt Ryan, David Jean-Baptiste, Ramon Vila and Rod Johnson have combined to account for 65 percent of the team’s scoring, including 68 percent of all points over its last five. In the other locker room, freshmen Garrett Gilkeson, Travis Evee and Kamdyn Curfman have collectively accounted for 46 percent of VMI’s scoring this season and 49 percent of the team’s points over its last five games.MIGHTY MATT: Ryan has connected on 35.9 percent of the 217 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 11 for 28 over the last three games. He’s also converted 89.7 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: VMI is 0-17 this year when it scores 73 points or fewer and 8-4 when it scores at least 74.PERFECT WHEN: Chattanooga is a perfect 11-0 when the team makes 10 or more 3-pointers. The Mocs are 6-12 when the team hits fewer than 10 threes.DID YOU KNOW: VMI as a team has made 10.8 3-pointers per game this season, which is third-best among Division I teams. The Keydets have averaged 12 3-pointers per game over their last five games.___center_img February 25, 2020 Chattanooga looks to sweep VMIlast_img read more

Nikias’ first year marked by growth

first_imgSaturday marked the one-year anniversary of President C. L. Max Nikias assuming his presidency at USC.Achievements ·Since taking office last year, President C. L. Max Nikias has strengthened the school’s athletic compliance standards. – Kelvin Kuo | Daily Trojan“Niki and I feel deeply honored to serve as president and first lady of this great university,” Nikias said in a statement issued to the Daily Trojan. “This has been a truly extraordinary year for us, and as a community, we can celebrate a number of significant successes.”The university has seen a great deal of  financial development since Nikias’ inauguration. In the last 12 months, USC raised an unprecedented $1 billion, launched the largest fundraising campaign in the history of higher education, advanced medical research and education, and welcomed its most international freshman class to date.The university also broke ground on a new university health center and athletics complex and raised and strengthened athletic compliance standards.James G. Ellis, dean of the Marshall School of Business, said Nikias’ leadership helps the university flourish.“President Nikias has become an exemplary leader of a world class university,” Ellis said in an email. “He sets the tone for all of us with his work ethic, his values, and his ability to accomplish all he does with a smile and a kind word for everyone.”Yannis C. Yortsos, dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering, praised Nikias for the leadership and energy he has shown during his first year.“He started with the explosive energy we all expected and has surpassed all expectations in the momentum he has created for this university,” Yortsos said in a press release.Undergraduate Student Government President Monish Tyagi said while President Nikias has done a tremendous job in his first year, what has been especially unique about his presidency is the importance he places on connecting with students.“In the midst of all of the things he has to do and the demand in his schedule — the fact that he has time to engage with students speaks a lot to [his character],” Tyagi said. “He hosts monthly teas where he interacts with students, meets with our student government a few times a semester and he is very student-friendly.”Tyagi said Nikias is known to have said, “Without students, this wouldn’t be a university; it would just be a research center.”Nikias focused on encouraging students to engage with the community,  to have a stronger social experience and to have a richer academic experience during his first year, Tyagi said.“He always talks about how to get students involved in the community,” Tyagi said. “He’s been working with Provost [Garrett] to emphasize making USC a home for students, through creating residential colleges that provide more of a wholesome experience for freshmen. [He has also continued working on] improving the overall academic experience, from recruiting the best faculty members in the world to getting new facilities.”Some students said they were happy with the changes they’ve seen Nikias implement in his first year and are excited to see how the university continues to evolve under his leadership.“Nikias has truly re-established the foundation [on] which our university is based and I’m incredibly excited to see how the fundraising will better every aspect of the university,” said Yimu Xue, a junior majoring in communication.Monroe Ekilah, a sophomore majoring in computer science and computer engineering, said Nikias has raised the university’s profile through the Campaign for the University of Southern California.“If the goal is achievable, [Nikias’ campaign] would be unprecedented for the university, as well as the surrounding community, since a portion of that money goes beyond USC as well,” Ekilah said. “He’s already raised more than a billion dollars within a year, which really reflects well on the university.”Christopher Organ, a junior majoring in international relations (global business) and East Asian languages and cultures, said although Nikias has done a good job overall, his leadership could focus more on updating existing campus facilities.“Leavey Library doesn’t necessarily reflect the quality of the university or other buildings,” Organ said. “If USC [were] to focus on facilities that students use the most, it would make more of a tangible impact on students’ daily lives.”last_img read more

Extra Time Monday 19 February 2018

first_imgTonight we look back on Tipp’s win over Wexford in the National League, we talk ladies college football with Brian Whyte, Shane Roynane on Tipp Senior Ladies unbeaten league start. Donanacha Ryan joins us from Paris, Martin Fennessy on boxing and Jamie on soccer completes a busy show: we hope you like….last_img