A group of African Americans working for the Union Army. Freedmen’s Hospital. Susie King Taylor Augusta in uniform. Published: Feb. 1, 2019 The University Libraries invite you to African American Healers in the West, a presentation by Terri Gentry. The presentation discusses a history of midwives, nurses, physicians and health practitioners across the western United States. It will take place on February 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Norlin Library N410. Gentry’s presentation is also in conjunction with the Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine exhibit in the Norlin library. Gentry is a board member of the Black American West Museum in Denver, where she has served as a volunteer docent since 2008. Gentry holds a BA in African/African American Studies from Metropolitan State University of Denver and a Master’s Degree in Humanities, with a focus in Public History and Museum Studies, from the University of Colorado Denver.Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses and how their service as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender pushing the boundaries of the role of African Americans in America.Through historical images and period documents the exhibit explores the life and experiences of surgeons Alexander T. Augusta and Anderson R. Abbott, and nurses Susie King Taylor and Ann Stokes as they provided medical care to soldiers and civilians while participating in the fight for freedom. “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries opens the door to this rarely studied part of history and brings a voice to those that have remained silent for nearly 150 years,” says Curator Jill L. Newmark.Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries is on display February 4 through March 16, 2019, in the Norlin Library, 2nd floor SW. This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine with research assistance from The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.For more information, contact [email protected] or visit their website.Categories:SciencesTags:STEAM Gallery Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African American Healers in the West.
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Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 COVID-19INSACOGRTPCRSARS COV-2 variants of concern RTPCR tests in use in India do not miss UK, Brazil, South Africa and double mutant variants: health min Share Comments (0) Related Posts Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story By EH News Bureau on April 17, 2021 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” RTPCR tests in use target more than two genes sensitivity and specificity remains the same as earlierAs on April 15, 13,614 Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) samples have been processed at the 10 designated labs which are part of the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) network.Of these, 1,189 samples have tested positive for variants of concern for SARS COV-2 in India. This includes 1109 samples with UK variants; 79 samples with South African variant and 1 sample with the Brazil variant, as per health ministry data.The release mentions that the COVID-19 virus has been mutating and various mutations have been found in many countries as well as in India, these include UK (17 mutations), Brazil (17 mutations), and South Africa (12 mutations) variants. These variants have higher transmissibility. The UK Variant has been found extensively in UK, all across Europe and has spread to Asia and America.The double mutation (two mutations) is another variant and has been found in several countries like Australia, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Namibia, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, US. Higher transmissibility of this variant is not established as yet.The release clarified that the RT PCR tests being used in India do not miss these mutations as the RTPCR tests being used in the country target more than two genes. Sensitivity and specificity of the RTPCR tests remains the same as earlier.The detection of these mutations does not change the strategy of management which remains to test, track, trace and treat. The use of masks remains as the most important shield to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read Article COVID-19 Updates Lab Diagnostics News Add Comment
AUGUSTA, Ga. – They were still serving breakfast in the clubhouse and the morning fog remained lowly clung to Augusta National’s rolling hills when Dustin Johnson began his methodical march to victory at what felt like, on nearly every level, a bizarro-world Masters. The early start. The spongy golf course. The hint of fall in the trees. This was unquestionably a tradition unlike any other. But the most glaring variation on the established theme was the relative silence as Johnson began his quest. The media outnumbered the masses on the first tee, and one of the fortunate few who could follow along quietly acknowledged a chance to enjoy a “private Masters.” Augusta National without fans is still Augusta National, but there was no denying that something was lost in the silence. Golf, like every other sport, has come to terms with life without fans as the pandemic has transformed most sports into TV-only products. But the Masters without those masses? Well, that’s different. It was immediately obvious on Sunday as Cameron Smith cut Johnson’s lead to two strokes with early birdies and the front-runner, a group back, having no way of knowing. Instead of the traditional cheers and roars, only the sound of wind rustling leaves and the occasional applause from a volunteer was heard around the property. “It’s becoming, I guess, the norm, but it’s still very odd at this place to see it. You kind of miss the roars,” Brooks Koepka said. “That’s the one thing I miss the most is just kind of the excitement, the buzz that goes around. Even when you’re just kind of walking around on Tuesday, you can almost feel it in the air at this place, and I kind of miss it.” Where there should have been cheers, there was only background noise: A firetruck racing down Washington Road, a golf cart shuttling volunteers, a drone buzzing just out of sight near the putting green. “Down 1 today you could hear the drone over there,” Tiger Woods said. “You don’t hear drones here.” When Smith roped a 9-iron around the pine trees to 4 feet at the ninth there were no echoes. When Woods made a septuple-bogey 10 on the 12th hole, a deafening hush was eerily absent. And when Johnson birdied three straight starting at the 13th hole to put the tournament away, the smattering of applause just didn’t fit the moment. News & Opinion Unflappable DJ overcomes it all to win Masters BY Ryan Lavner — November 15, 2020 at 5:15 PM It took 10 tries, an embarrassing stumble and a reimagined game, but Dustin Johnson finally won the Masters on Sunday at Augusta National. Amen Corner on Sunday with a green jacket on the line; some would consider this church at golf’s cathedral. This year it actually sounded like church. The soundtrack to this Masters was disorienting, with players becoming acutely aware of how the patrons provide an essential framework beyond the applause and cheers. Without the “white noise” of the gallery, the normal isolation of a Masters round felt, in a strange way, exposed. “Yesterday afternoon there was something going on kind of through the trees on a different property, a bunch of people screaming and cheering. I don’t know what they were cheering for or what was going on. But stuff like that, you don’t really hear whenever you have all the fans because you have the white noise,” Patrick Reed said. “You don’t hear other players usually on other holes because there’s fans between us and the other holes; it kind of bounces off. Now you can hear everybody.” There’s a reason why this was the first Masters played in November. A pimento cheese sandwich just doesn’t go with a pumpkin spice latte, and something was slightly off about Augusta National, too. The fairways didn’t have the familiar bounce and the greens were fast but soft, players explained. It had something to do with different grasses and growing seasons, but the entire effect was strangely disorienting. “It felt wrong in terms of kind of like the ball plugging or a putt being really slow or something not being very fast,” Xander Schauffele said. “I was talking to Henrik [Stenson], I’m sure it was harder for him to deal with. He’s been out here more than I have. I’m not scarred by what Augusta is normally like.” Emotional DJ: ‘I’ve never had this much trouble gathering myself’ There was nothing normal about this pandemic Masters, and the common theme among players was one of gratitude. If patrons are allowed back on Augusta National next April, there will be a greater appreciation for what the galleries mean to the tournament. “The atmosphere, the crowds, the patrons, the feelings that you normally have here that you didn’t quite have. More than any other week of the year I feel like you’re nervous a little more often, and it didn’t quite have that,” Rory McIlroy said. “I’m not saying it’s a bad thing; I loved the feeling of being relaxed out there and it’s something I probably need to try to adopt going into five months’ time.” In five months, golf’s best will return to Augusta National, with or without patrons, because the competition is still the centerpiece of the Masters. But if it means again competing in relative silence, even in April, it still won’t feel right.
Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. HELENA – Montana Republicans think the time is ripe for them to retake the governor’s mansion they previously held for 16 years before losing in 2004. But here’s the problem: The sheer number of hopefuls is creating a jumbled, messy courtship of the far-right voter bloc critical to winning the GOP nomination.An abnormally large and possibly still-growing field of nine is engaged in the crowded race to win the conservative heart of the Montana GOP. The candidates are banking that some momentum remains in the wake of the tea party-enthused 2010 elections that saw the Republican ranks in the Legislature swell.It’s a tide that may have ebbed a bit after some high-profile failures of bills favored earlier this year by tea party-affiliated lawmakers, bills that Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer called “bat-crap crazy” at the time. But all of the candidates recognize that winning the party’s right wing vote still could be the key to their success or failure in 2012.Each of the nine is making overtures to that bloc — some fully embracing the platform, others hedging in their support of particular issues that arose during the Legislature — which raises the question of how much appeal the ultimate winner will have with the rest of Montana’s voters. The leading GOP candidates expect to face a tough nominee from the Democrats, Attorney General Steve Bullock, in November’s general election.“If you are nominated from a segment of the Republican Party, you then have two choices: One, you stay with our ideology and probably lose in the general election, or you are going to have to broaden your appeal to win enough votes to win the general election,” Montana State University-Billings political scientist Craig Wilson said.Two political newcomers are pushing the debate with a hard-edged brand of conservatism. The candidates say just a third of the primary vote could prevail in a nine-man field.Drew Turiano, an unknown with little campaign cash, is trying get the attention of the far right with such proposals as banning all immigration to the U.S. because it has caused a “noxious multiculturalism” that he says destroys the English language and causes other problems.The other newcomer, Bob Fanning of Pray, has brought on a running mate who recently bashed Montana Republican U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg as either “ignorant” or “flippant” about his constitutional duties.It’s a “constitutional conservatism” standard where even Rehberg, the state’s best-known Republican and an ardent conservative himself, apparently falls short.All of the candidates aim to replace Schweitzer, a brash Democrat leaving due to term limits, who mocked the Republican-controlled legislature this year for spending its time arguing about proposals that included attempting to place state eminent domain authority over federal land. The governor used his various veto powers to reject, or partially reject, 100 GOP-backed proposalsA Republican governor would likely deal differently with a tea party-fueled agenda. In recent interviews with The Associated Press, the nine candidates took different approaches in responding to controversial issues that arose from the newer conservative ranks of the Legislature.The interviews found that the candidates in each case sometimes supported the far right proposals, with former state Sen. Ken Miller, Fanning and Turiano appearing to most aggressively court the tea party vote with bold policy proclamations.Former congressman Rick Hill, the apparent front-runner and the leader in the money race, argued that the questions about far right issues were divisive, even though many of them were advocated in the legislature by the conservative House GOP majority.Hill apparently is looking ahead to a general election battle, saying the large field will sort itself out. Hill finished the last quarter with about $260,000 in the bank — almost ten times as much as the next closest opponent, former legislator Corey Stapleton of Billings.“It is hard to understand how some of them think they are going to win,” Hill said of his opponents, some of whom have raised very little money. “I think most of them don’t understand the pieces you have to put together to win a statewide campaign.”But Hill’s standing hasn’t scared off Republicans from continuing to enter the race.“Rick Hill has been running for two years and he hasn’t put the race away,” said Neil Livingstone, a Washington D.C. security consultant who grew up in Montana. “Because Rick Hill has not put the race away, there are many that feel the race is wide open.”Livingstone, who has reported that his campaign coffers are nearly empty, was recently in the news for seeking a multimillion dollar consulting deal earlier this year to help Moammar Gadhafi find an exit strategy from Libya. So far, Livingstone’s opponents haven’t said much about that effort.State Sen. Jeff Essmann of Billings recently entered with some high-profile backing and a promise to raise serious money as well.And candidates with no money, like Chouteau County Commissioner Jim O’Hara, are betting on the confusion caused by a large field.“The number of candidates is going to make it a very exciting and interesting race,” O’Hara said. “With the vote divided like that, it could go a lot of different ways.”The candidates are mixed about a legislative proposal from gun rights advocates to allow concealed carry of guns into bars and banks.Only three — Stapleton, Livingstone and Turiano — offered support for the full legislative proposal. Hill offered partial support, saying it would be OK in bars but perhaps not in banks.O’Hara was alone in opposition, while others in the race wouldn’t say firmly one way or the other.State “nullification” of disagreeable federal laws — another high-profile proposal from the conservative Montana House earlier this year — only had strong support from Miller, Fanning, O’Hara and Turiano.“The court system is the proper place to settle those disputes,” said Essmann. “We live in a civilized society and that is where we should be settling those disputes.”The field as a whole generally opposes abortion, but wavers when it comes to a ban even in cases of rape or incest.Jim Lynch, who served in Schweitzer’s cabinet before he resigned this year amid nepotism allegations, and Turiano both opposed abortion even in such cases. Hill and Essmann agreed, although offered an exception if the mother’s life were at risk.Stapleton said he would grant an exception in cases of rape or incest, while O’Hara said he wouldn’t pursue a ban on abortion at all.The other three wouldn’t specifically say if a ban should apply to rape and incest. Miller, who did say he opposes abortion even in cases of the mother’s health, argued the fight against abortion gets side-tracked with the argument over limited exceptions.The candidates generally shied away from directly saying whether they feel global warming is occurring, denounced by some conservative legislators as a fraud. They all did dispute the extent of man’s contribution — if it is taking place.“Obviously the climate is changing,” Hill said. “The real question is: what are the elements of the cause?” Email
Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Cabinet to consider Mother and Baby Homes report Facebook Twitter Survivors of the country’s Mother and Baby Homes will be presented with the Commission of Investigations final report later.It was established in 2015 and is expected to detail how 9,000 children died in the institutions – a mortality rate 4 times that of the general population.Government ministers will discuss the findings at Cabinet this morning, ahead of a presentation to survivors and its eventual publication.Mark McCollum was born in a Mother and baby home in the North and spoke on today’s nine til noon show: Pinterest Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleMayo backroom members suspendedNext articleGardai confirm fire in Dungloe was started maliciously News Highland By News Highland – January 12, 2021 Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th
‘ ‘Missed kicks don’t make Bosch bad player’ ‘ Sharks flyhalf Curwin Bosch Sharks coach Sean Everitt has supported flyhalf Curwin Bosch following his goal-kicking display against the Vodacom Bulls in the Currie Cup final on Saturday.The Vodacom Bulls, who had hosted the Sharks at Loftus, scored a converted try late in stoppage time to claim a stunning 26-19 come-from-behind win to secure their first Currie Cup title since 2009.REPORT: Bulls snatch Currie Cup in dramatic finalHowever, the Bulls’ stirring comeback effort was aided by Bosch’s misfiring boot. It would have been a different result had Bosch been more accurate off the kicking tee.Instead, the flyhalf missed several kicks at goal (five penalties and two drop goal attempts in total), but speaking during a virtual post-game media conference, Everitt refused to apportion any blame for their loss to Bosch’s uncharacteristic goal-kicking return in what was arguably their biggest game of the season.‘I’m not disappointed that he didn’t kick everything over,’ Everitt said. ‘He has done it time and time again for us this year. Maybe today wasn’t up to the standard that we’re used to from Curwin, but the guy has been amazing us.’Player ratings: Hendricks leads the wayWhile Bosch had missed more than the two Bulls kickers [Morne Steyn and Chris Smith] combined, Everitt added it was telling that the kickers on both sides had struggled to hit target.‘Like I said during the week, he has pulled us out of the trenches before, but unfortunately today it didn’t go his way. Morne [Steyn] missed kicks and Chris Smith missed one to win the game after 80 minutes, so we can look at all the kickers [in this game] in that perspective if you like,’ he explained.‘Curwin is a great rugby player. When you miss kicks at goal, that doesn’t make you a bad rugby player. Curwin has been outstanding for us and I thought generally today his game management was really good. We back him 100%.’Watch: Bulls celebrate Currie Cup winPhoto: Steve Haag/Gallo Images From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndo Published on January 30, 2021 ‘ ‘ 950 98 ‘ Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby Magazine takes a look at five players who have only represented South Africa once but might do so again in the future.SA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMoneyMorningPaperThe 10 Richest Families Of The World. Especially No. 6 Is A Complete Surprise.MoneyMorningPaper|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo SumabisThis Is What Happens To Your Body If You Sleep With Socks OnSumabis|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in Bulls, Currie Cup, News, Sharks, Teams, Top headlines Tagged Bulls, Currie Cup, Curwin Bosch, NEWS, Sean Everitt, The Sharks Post by SA Rugby magazine HealthyWomanMagTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldHealthyWomanMag|SponsoredSponsoredUndo 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了！在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Loans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndoBuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo
on October 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm Dear Nariman,Please note that Mladiinfo does not give scholarships and is not responsible for applications. The minimum requested is 600, so we assume it is the firm score they are searching for. However, please direct your question to your local Open Society Scholarship Program representative or see their website for more information.Best regards, Mladiinfo team Open Society Full MA Scholarship, Cambridge UK Dear Hassan, Please if it is not specified in our post, check the official call for application provided at the end of our post. If you cannot find anything there, you might want to direct to the official contact persons and receive the information from first hand. Kind regards,Mladiinfo team Applicants must be citizens of and resident in one of the following countries during the academic year in which they apply for the award: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova,Palestine, Serbia, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine.Applicants who are temporarily out of the country (for a total period of less than three consecutive months) may be treated as being resident.Demonstrate exceptional academic potential, familiarity with the chosen field of study and clear commitment to open society goals.Applicants should be planning to return to their home country at the end of the period of study.Already hold (or expect to hold by the time of taking up the award) a first degree of an equivalent standard to a good UK second-class Honours degree.Applicants will be required to have passed an English proficiency test (TOEFL or IELTS) before being offered a Scholarship. 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By Mladiinfo says: By Mladiinfo says: By darko says: +1 on October 30, 2012 at 1:33 pm Log in to Reply October 24, 2012 Published by austin on October 24, 2012 at 1:15 pm Log in to Reply on October 24, 2012 at 6:44 pm on October 24, 2012 at 12:51 pm Application Log in to Reply Tweet By nariman says: Log in to Reply By Alex says: Log in to Reply 10 thoughts on “Open Society Full MA Scholarship, Cambridge UK” Similar Stories Log in to Reply Employees, employees’ relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than two years before) of the Educational Advising Centers or local Open Society Foundations representatives directly involved in the Open Society Scholarship Programs administration in the region and the participating universities will not be eligible to apply for these awards. Dear Samaya, Unfortunately the program is open just to the citizens of countries mentioned above – as you can check in the eligibility section. Best regards,Mladiinfo team By Mladiinfo says: on October 24, 2012 at 7:19 pm Dear Alex, Please note, that Mladiinfo does not give scholarship and is not responsible for application, therefore we cannot evaluate your chance in the process of application for this scholarship. Anyway, you can apply and see. Best regards,Mladiinfo team To whom it may concern The list for local Open Society Scholarship Programs representatives is currently out of order. Would you be kind to repair it or provide the list here? In particular, I’m looking to find the representative for Macedonia. Thank you very much,Best Regards,Darko Share 0 Ineligibility The program requires minimum of TOEFL score 600. If for example I score 580 would I still have a chance of being selected? Or is it the firm score that one must achieve? Thank you.nariman. on October 27, 2012 at 6:14 pm Applicants should check the relevant courses on the University of Cambridge website, especially the admission and English language requirements.Applicants should then contact their local Open Society Scholarship Programs representative (please download the list AVAILABLE HERE), then submit the scholarship application form to your local representative by the deadline, November 15, 2012. Please note that late applications will be accepted.Following these steps, applicants will receive a voucher code by email from the University of Cambridge for the online application payment.Applicants should then submit an online application to the University of Cambridge by the deadline of December 4, 2012 — no late applications will be accepted.For more information, please see the original call for applications HERE. 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Is there any chance for me to be considered in case if I apply? ← Training Of Trainers For Democratic Youth Participation, Tunis By Hassan Zagha says: Deadline: 15 November 2012Open to: Citizens of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Palestine, Serbia, Turkmenistan and Ukraine.Scholarship: Full university tuition fee, approved College fee, and an annual living allowance for a single personDescriptionThe Open Society Foundations, in partnership with the Cambridge Overseas Trust, offer outstanding students an opportunity to study at the University of Cambridge, UK, through a jointly-funded scholarship program.The only factors taken into consideration are academic ability and research potential, examination results, and references. The financial situation of applicants does not affect the selection of scholars.In the case of some selected candidates, the Trusts will subsequently identify partner organizations willing to provide part of the cost of the scholarships, but the Trusts will meet the balance, and where necessary the whole costs, of these awards. The value of the scholarship is equivalent to the University tuition fee, approved College fee, and an annual living allowance for a single person. The length of the scholarship is three years.Scholarships are available in the following subjects:MPhil in Conservation LeadershipMPhil in Environmental PolicyMPhil in Environment, Society and DevelopmentMPhil in Gender StudiesMPhil in Development StudiesMPhil in Public HealthLLM (Public Law) Log in to Reply Dear Darko: The link is in working order. Try again. Or, for your convenience we’ve copied the information for Macedonia’s representative here:Youth Educational ForumAddress: St. Drenak 34-A,1000 Skopje, MacedoniaTel: +398 2 3139 692Contact person: Bojana Nizamovska: [email protected] Kind regards,Mladiinfo team
Facebook As a Louisiana-based company that is familiar with water-based environments, Shaw, with Toshiba, began assisting TEPCO by designing a purpose-built treatment system to treat water and decrease contaminant levels. By chloecox – “On one end water had very large amounts of contaminants. The other end was water stripped of those contaminants,” said Merrifield. “We really put into place a system that can be used to treat those massive volumes of water and it has been a resounding, albeit quiet, success.” The paper’s authors, James M. Acton and Mark Hibbs, both senior associates for Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program, said moving emergency power supplies to higher ground or into watertight bunkers could have possibly saved the equipment; one of several steps they said were overlooked. IAEA’s fact-finding team gathers information from the Fukushima Daiichi site to share with the global nuclear industry. Photo courtesy IAEA. Suitors for halted Bellefonte nuclear project ask TVA to consider climate in reviving sale By Brian Wheeler, Editor Twitter TAGSNPI Volume 5 Issue 2USACE Nuclear Shaw, along with specialized contractors from the U.S., constructed shielded containers that possessed specialized resins to capture contaminants. Millions of gallons of water were passed through these filtration systems after they were operational in August 2011. Fukushima Daiichi: One Year Later Optimizing Plant Performance: The April POWERGEN+ series activates today Linkedin According to a paper from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the disaster at Fukushima could have been prevented if the operators, the Tokyo Electric Power Co., or TEPCO, and the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency would have taken the proper steps. “One of the lessons of Fukushima is the need for strong and effective communication between governments, regulators and nuclear operators,” said IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano. “By working more closely together, we can help to ensure that practical experience is properly shared to reinforce nuclear safety everywhere.” Now, one year later, the plant looks as it did on the day of the disaster, according to those who have been to the site. “In the final analysis, the Fukushima accident does not reveal a previously unknown fatal flaw associated with nuclear power,” the authors wrote. “Rather, it underscores the importance of periodically reevaluating plant safety in light of dynamic external threats and of evolving best practices, as well as the need for an effective regulator to oversee this process.” TEPCO is now focused on decommissioning activities. Japan’s science ministry has committed up to $57 billion in research funds for the upcoming fiscal year to help decommission the Fukushima reactors, a process that could last 40 years. According to the Nuclear Energy Institute, a consortium made up of Hitachi General Electric Nuclear Energy, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Toshiba will determine how to locate fuel debris inside Units 1, 2, and 3, and how to fill the pressure vessels with water. Funds will also be used to investigate possible corrosion of the units after sea water was pumped into them in March 2011 for cooling. Operating at about a 98 percent capacity factor, Merrifield said this system was also designed and built rapidly. A project of this magnitude can take years, yet the team was able to deploy the system at Fukushima in a matter of months. TEPCO currently has about 160,000 cubic meters of removed water stored in tanks on-site. To prevent radioactive material from entering the sea, TEPCO over the next four months plans to cover about 17 acres of the seabed near the cooling water intake systems with a two-foot-thick mixture of cement and clay. To keep emissions down, a cover has been installed over the top of Unit 1 and TEPCO plans to do the same on both Units 3 and 4 this year. Just days after the tsunami, Shaw Group representatives were in Tokyo at the offices of Toshiba. Shaw, with Toshiba, presented a 10-year plan to TEPCO to help bring the plant to a stable condition. TEPCO did come up with a plan which encompassed many of the elements Shaw and members of their team had presented to the utility. Although the principle focus was to bring the reactors to a cold shutdown state, the contaminants on-site and in the water had to be addressed. There was a significant amount of sea and fresh water that was injected into the reactors. Containment buildings, turbine halls and other connected facilities flooded. TEPCO is also considering the use of an underwater robot to get a view inside the containment of reactors 1 through 3. Repairing the vessels so the fuel can be removed is a process that could last two years under TEPCO’s strategy. This could be the most difficult task ahead for TEPCO. Japan has never decommissioned a nuclear power facility. Merrifield said they have taken down research reactors. “I have to admit that it’s still rather fragile,” Fukushima Daiichi plant chief Takeshi Takahashi told The Associated Press during a tour in March. “Even though the plant has achieved what we call ‘cold shutdown conditions,’ it still causes problems that must be improved.” “The utility is not moving as rapidly on removing the fuel from spent fuel pools, or completing other remedial activities at the site, as we had once envisioned,” said Merrifield. Linkedin To share expertise and knowledge of lessons learned between global operators and governments, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Association of Nuclear Operators said they are revising their partnership. The two organizations will coordinate more closely on peer reviews and safety of individual plants and discuss ways to further improve information sharing. Inspection of the main steam isolation valve inside containment at Unit 4. Photo courtesy TEPCO. Facebook “We found that we could help address the issue of water management,” said Jeffrey Merrifield, senior vice president of Shaw’s Power Group. New Jersey utility regulators extend zero-carbon breaks for PSEG nuclear power plants 4.1.2012 Today, about 3,000 workers are at Fukushima Daiichi assisting in the recovery efforts. According to TEPCO’s strategy for the decommissioning of the plant, steps 1 and 2 have been completed as Phase 1 is just beginning. “The plant would have withstood the tsunami had its design previously been upgraded in accordance with state-of-the-art safety approaches,” according to the paper. Working with the U.S. Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on hazardous waste projects, Shaw also can assist the Japanese government in moving citizens back to their towns. When the tsunami hit the Fukushima plant, Units 4, 5 and 6 were already in a cold shutdown state in various stages of refueling. As large as the earthquake was, the units that were operating at full power, Units 1, 2 and 3, shut down as they were designed to, even though the design basis at Fukushima Daiichi was for earthquakes with magnitude of 8.2 or below. The problem was not the earthquake. When the tsunami struck the plant, the cooling systems for Units 1 through 4 were rendered inoperable as backup generators were disabled. The plant was designed for a tsunami of roughly 5.7 meters, or about 19 feet. The tsunami triggered by the earthquake is believed to have been as tall as 48 feet. Due to the diesel generators being placed below grade, the critical equipment was lost when the flooding began resulting in the inability to bring the reactors to a safe, cool shutdown. This led to the fuel melting at Units 1 through 3 and serious damage to Unit 4. In December 2011, all reactors entered into a cold shutdown state. The Japanese government has been very focused on providing remediation to decrease the amount of radiation in towns and villages surrounding the plant so people may return to what is left. Lessons will continue to be learned from the Fukushima disaster, as they were in the case of Chernobyl and Three Mile Island. Since the disaster, regulatory authorities from 23 different countries have contributed information on national response activities and stress tests reports. To help defend against natural disasters, the U.S. nuclear industry has developed a strategy known as the diverse and flexible coping strategy, or FLEX. This strategy will address the main problem at Fukushima, the loss of power to cooling systems. The world watched on March 11, 2011, as the earthquake-caused tsunami rolled onto the shores of eastern Japan and directly into the six-unit, 4,600 MW Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The 9.0 magnitude Tohoku earthquake, one of the largest ever recorded, triggered a tsunami that overwhelmed the power plant. More than 20,000 people either lost their lives or are still considered missing. Another 100,000 were displaced from their homes. The total cost of damage is expected to near $220 billion. In total, 14 nuclear power units along the coast of Japan were affected by the earthquake and tsunami. Both the Onagawa and the Tokai stations were safe from the looming disaster at Fukushima due to the height of these plants. A satellite image of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after the earthquake and tsunami. Photo courtesy DigitalGlobe. Twitter More Power Engineering Issue ArticlesPower Engineerng Issue ArchivesView Power Generation Articles on PennEnergy.com RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “We are very familiar with the kind of steps you need to take to remediate soil, remediate water, de-contaminate houses and things of that nature,” said Merrifield. “It is those same types of skill sets that we hope to utilize in Japan to help them move through this a whole lot quicker.” Previous articleNuclear Regains Lost MomentumNext articleDeveloping Small Modular Reactor Designs in the U.S chloecox Debris removal takes place on Jan. 5, 2012. Photo courtesy TEPCO. Japan’s Prime Minister Goshi Hosono has proposed new regulations for Japan’s reactors that would limit the operation to 40 years. Japanese regulation gives reactors an initial 30-year lifetime with additional 10-year extensions. The Japanese government has said it is revising seismic and tsunami safety standards for facilities. No posts to display
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The shutdown has already led to furloughs and layoffs at the city’s largest brokerages. Some retailers have notified their landlords that they can’t afford to pay rent for the foreseeable future.Cuomo also announced Monday that the state will double the maximum fine for violations of social distancing rules to $1,000. He reported that 122,031 people in the state have tested positive for Covid-19 and 4,758 have died.At his own press conference Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that because of the surge in deaths in recent days, bodies might be buried in temporary graves until further arrangements are made. Council member Mark Levine, a Manhattan Democrat, tweeted that a city park would be used and caskets placed in trenches 10 in a line, but de Blasio did not confirm that.“We may well be dealing with temporary burials so we can then deal with each family later. But again, I’m just not going to detail,” the mayor said.Pressed for specifics, he added, “It is what it says. If we need to do temporary burials to be able to tide us over to pass the crisis and then work with each family on their appropriate arrangements, we have the ability to do that.” A mayoral spokesperson later tweeted that Hart Island is being considered, but not city parks.Write to Kathryn Brenzel at [email protected] This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images, iStock)Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday extended his statewide ban on going to non-essential workplaces through April 29.During a press conference in Albany, the governor said his March 22 order, which forced non-essential businesses to halt in-office operations, will remain necessary for at least two additional weeks to control the spread of the coronavirus.Since the ban took effect, the definition of what is considered essential has changed dramatically. Construction was initially exempt from the order, but the state subsequently stipulated that only work on affordable housing, healthcare facilities, utilities and transit projects — as well as emergency work — may continue. Last week, the state deemed real estate brokers essential, then clarified that property showings must be conducted virtually.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreNot so fast: REBNY urges agents to stay homeHome showings allowed to resume“Total confusion” on whether appraisals, walk-throughs, virtual showings are allowedShowing showdown: Resi brokers split on apartment tours amid pandemic