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first_img The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) is reporting positive results from the trials of the prototype of its ocean-cleaning device dubbed ‘Jambin’. “It is a reinforced household bin; a floating device, which is attached to a dock or jetty in the sea around the CMU,” explained Vice President of Global Affairs and Executive Director of the Blue Economy centre, Ambassador Joachim Schmillen. An innovation out of the CMU’s recently established Centre for Blue Economy and Innovation, the device is designed to collect debris from the sea. The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) is reporting positive results from the trials of the prototype of its ocean-cleaning device dubbed ‘Jambin’.An innovation out of the CMU’s recently established Centre for Blue Economy and Innovation, the device is designed to collect debris from the sea.“It is a reinforced household bin; a floating device, which is attached to a dock or jetty in the sea around the CMU,” explained Vice President of Global Affairs and Executive Director of the Blue Economy centre, Ambassador Joachim Schmillen.“In our case, we are using an air pump and PVC pipes to produce a suction effect, so that every piece of floating debris… around the waste bin will be sucked in,” he said.The bin is partially submerged and contains a mesh to catch debris, which can then be emptied once full.On February 22, in a test of the efficacy of the air pump to produce sufficient eddy to pull water into the bin, the Jambin prototype caught its first piece of debris.Ambassador Schmillen told JIS News that “on that day, we had very harsh wind conditions and high waves around the CMU and in the marina (Royal Jamaica Yacht Club) but the prototype sucked in the debris against the conditions”.“The challenge of wind and waves is not so difficult. It is not a technical problem in itself; it is because of the resistance level of the material. The biggest challenge we have at the moment is finding the material that can, for a long time, withstand the harsh conditions of the sea. We would like to use material like fibreglass to construct a more resistant waste bin,” he said.The Jambin technology was adapted from the ‘Seabin’ invented in New Zealand to remove debris, particularly plastic bottles, from the sea.Mr. Ambassador Schmillen noted, however, that the local innovation goes further.“The original ‘Seabin’ uses a water pump, but we are using an air pump because we would also like to use Jambin in our oyster project later. The air pump is producing something called nanobubbles, which are enriching the water around it with oxygen, and this stimulates sea life,” he explained.More than 30,000 oysters will be used to clean and improve the water quality of the Kingston Harbour under a pilot project being undertaken by the CMU Centre for Blue Economy and Innovation.Oysters are natural purifiers and a single adult oyster can cleanse about 50 gallons of water per day.Since 2014, oysters have been employed to rebuild oyster reefs in the waters surrounding New York City. Story Highlightslast_img read more

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 15, 2018 – Nassau – Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld S. Ferreira reminded contractors of their duty to protect the environment at Thursday’s ‘Moving Forward’ Contractors Association’s Construction Training Seminar, under the theme “Building Each Other for a Better Bahamas.”The Minister addressed contractors and other members of the construction industry at New Covenant Baptist Church on East West Highway.  He highlighted the importance of their profession in controlling pollution, and other threats and hazards to the environment, stating that the resources in our environment are not unlimited and we must appreciate that we are all interconnected, which makes all of us our ‘brothers’ and sisters’ keeper.’“The environment is everything and everything depends on the circumstances by which we live.  Those conditions determine everything and includes everything, living and non-living; the natural and the built environment.  Our environment serves its purpose in preserving our life each and every day.  It is our duty to value it, and to care about the health of our environment, and conscientiously protect our environment from any damage,” said Minister Ferreira.He added that no one could deny the construction industry plays an important role in building national socio-economic development, through creating structure, shelter, and employment.“We all know that the strength of our economy is directly related to the construction industry because whenever it goes down, the ripple effect is felt through every sphere in our community.  Construction is our third industry and contributes to 10 percent of our GDP.  Today the Bahamian Construction Industry is starting to show signs of growth as it recovers from the recent downturn in the economy,” said Minister Ferreira.The seminar ended on Saturday, February 10, 2018.By: Gena GibbsPhoto captions: Header: Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira gave opening remarks at the ‘Moving Forward’ Contractors Association’s Construction Training Seminar, February 8, 2018, at New Covenant Baptist Church on East West Highway.  (BIS Photo/Gena Gibbs)Insert: Building contractors listen to opening remarks by Environment Minister Romauld Ferreira.  (BIS Photo/Gena Gibbs) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgTareque MasudThe High Court on Sunday ordered compensating the family of filmmaker Tareque Masud with around Tk 46.2 million for their loss of dependency, affection and property through the death of the filmmaker.According to the order, the bus owner, its driver, and the insurance company which insured the bus will have to pay the compensation to Tareques family in three months.The HC bench of justice Zinat Ara and justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo pronounced the verdict.As per the order, the bus driver will have to give Tk 3 million, the insurance company Tk 80,000 and the three co-owners of the bus will have to pay the remaining Tk 43 million.On 13 August 2011, acclaimed filmmaker Tareque Masud and the CEO of ATN News television channel, Mishuk Munier, died in a road crash on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Manikganj.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The Consul General of France in Kolkata, Virginie Corteval, made a day-long visit to Chandannagar, a former French colony, as part of an effort to shape the people-to-people contact between France and Bengal. As a tourist, she had visited the town about 20 years ago. In a statement issued on Sunday, Corteval said she took great pride in announcing that “we are formalising our relationship and institutionalising our partnership, working as collaborators between the government, private sector and civil society.” During her visit, the diplomat also dropped in at some Jagaddhatri Puja pandals and learnt about their themes. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Jagaddhatri Puja is a major festival of the heritage town that attracts crowds from all over West Bengal. She thanked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her commitment to develop “river tourism along the river Hooghly.” The diplomat referred to the ‘Bonjour India’ initiative of France and said the restoration and reuse of the Registry Office building in Chandannagar has given impetus to a proposal to revitalise and redevelop the entire Strand area of the town. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedChandannagar, formerly spelt as Chandernagore, situated on the banks of the Hooghly, became a French colony in 1673 when France wanted to set up a trading post. The French lost the town to the British in 1757 and regained control of it in 1816. It remained a French territory in India till 1950. “We are very grateful to the Government of West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Minister of Tourism Goutam Deb, Minister of State for information and Culture Indranil Sen…” for their endeavour to widen this initiative to not just restoring buildings but creating livelihood opportunities and economic development for the people of this town,” the consul general said.last_img read more

first_img 2 min read Register Now » November 1, 2013 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img Howard Schultz has stepped down from the board of Square, to be replaced by former Goldman Sachs exec David Viniar. Schultz’s exit from the mobile-payment company comes as no shock, as the Starbucks CEO took the position planning to stay for a year. Schultz joined Square’s board last August, investing $25 million to use its technology to process credit card payments in Starbucks stores. “Jack (Dorsey) has assembled a strong and forward-thinking leadership team at Square,” said Schultz in a statement. “I am proud of what our companies have accomplished together this past year and I’m excited about the opportunities for Starbucks and Square to continue to innovate.” Related: 3 Ways Starbucks Is Innovating and Why You Should CareRecent Starbucks innovations include Tweet-a-coffee, increasing its number of cloud-based Clover coffee-brewing machines and opening a tea bar. Innovating has paid off: On Wednesday, the coffee chain reported that total net revenues increased 13 percent in the fourth quarter, with earnings per share rising 37 percent. Schultz’s replacement, David Viniar, was most recently chief financial officer of Goldman Sachs. He worked for the company for more than 30 years. “David’s extraordinary financial insight and expertise will add another valuable perspective to our world-class board,” Dorsey, CEO of Square and co-founder of Twitter, said in a statement. Square’s Board of Directors also includes co-founder Jim McKelvey, Larry Summers, Roelof Botha, Vinod Khosla and Mary Meeker.Related: Square Makes Money Transfers as Easy as Sending an Email  Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

first_imgApple announced Swift 5 for Xcode 10.2 yesterday. The latest Swift 5 update in Xcode 10.2 explores new features and changes to App thinning, Swift Language, Swift Standard Library, Swift Package Manager, and Swift Compiler. Swift is a popular general-purpose, compiled programming language developed by Apple Inc. for iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, and beyond. Writing Swift code is interactive and its syntax is concise yet expressive. Swift code is safe and comprises all modern features. What’s new in Swift 5 for Xcode 10.2? In Xcode 10.2, the Swift command-line tools now require the Swift libraries in macOS. These libraries are included by default in Swift, starting with macOS Mojave 10.14.4. App Thinning Swift apps now no longer include dynamically linked libraries for the Swift standard library as well as the Swift SDK overlays in build variants for devices that run iOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and tvOS 12.2. This results in Swift apps getting smaller once they’re shipped in the App Store or thinned in an app archive for development distribution. Swift Language String literals in Swift 5 can be expressed with the help of enhanced delimiters. A string literal consisting of one or more number signs (#) before the opening quote considers backslashes and double-quote characters as literal. Also, Key paths can now support the identity keypath (\.self) i.e. a WritableKeyPath that refers to its entire input value. Swift Standard Library The standard library in Swift now consists of the Result enumeration with Result.success(_:) and Result.failure(_:) cases. Due to the addition of Standard Library, the Error protocol now conforms to itself and makes working with errors easier. The SIMD types and basic operators have now been defined in the standard library. Set and Dictionary also make use of a different hash seed now for each newly created instance. The DictionaryLiteral type has been renamed as KeyValuePairs in Swift 5. The String structure’s native encoding has been switched from UTF-16 to UTF-8. This improves the relative performance of String.UTF8View as compared to String.UTF16View. Swift Package Manager Targets can now declare the commonly used, target-specific build settings while using the Swift 5 Package.swift tools-version. A new dependency mirroring feature in Swift 5 enables the top-level packages to override dependency URLs. Package manager operations have become significantly faster for larger packages. Swift Compiler Size taken up by Swift metadata can be reduced now as the Convenience initializers defined in Swift only allocates an object ahead of time in case its calling a designated initializer defined in Objective-C. C types consisting of alignment greater than 16 bytes are no longer available in Swift. Swift 3 mode has been deprecated. Supported values for the -swift-version flag has become 4, 4.2, and 5.Default arguments can now be printed in SourceKit-generated interfaces for Swift modules. For more information, check out the official Swift 5 for Xcode 10.2 release notes. Read Next Swift 5 for Xcode 10.2 beta is here with stable ABI Exclusivity enforcement is now complete in Swift 5 ABI stability may finally come in Swift 5.0last_img read more