The Skiff: September 7, 2017

first_imgTwitter The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 Facebook The Skiff The Skiff The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019 Facebook Twitter The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes The Skiff printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 116, Issue 3: Campus ProtestAlso: TCU Campus Store update, flu hits early and more The Skiff The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 ReddIt The Skiff Linkedin Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] + posts ReddIt Previous articleHoroscope: September 7, 2017Next articleTrivia Thursday: TCU Football Edition The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Life in Fort Worthlast_img read more

NC police warn LGBTQ community after transgender women shot dead in hotels miles apart

first_imgkali9/iStock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Two transgender women were found shot to death in hotel rooms just 11 days apart in Charlotte, North Carolina, prompting police to issue a warning that a suspect, or suspects, may be targeting other members of the LGBTQ community.The Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said at a press conference on Thursday that it’s unclear if the cases are connected, but both killings are similar.“Both of those victims … were transgender women, both of them were sex workers, both of them shot to death in hotels,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg police spokesman Rob Tufano said.On Easter Sunday, police discovered the body of Jaida Peterson, 29, in a hotel room in west Charlotte.Loved ones said she had been a sex worker for some time.“You’re so used to hearing about trans violence everywhere else,” Brittany Johnson, who was close to Peterson, told the Charlotte Observer. “But when it happens to your own sister, it brings another type of perspective to you. … That’s the hardest part for me — the person who took her life didn’t understand who she was.”Her funeral was held in South Carolina on Tuesday. According to the Human Rights Campaign, Peterson is the 14th transgender person killed nationwide in 2021.The second transgender woman was found shot to death on Thursday at a hotel about 10 miles away from where Peterson was found. Authorities are trying to reach that victim’s family before releasing her name.Tufano said the police department has been in contact with leadership from the city’s LGBTQ community.Trans women involved in sex work in the Charlotte area “have to know there has probably been never a more vulnerable time for them,” Tufano said. “They have to be hyper cautious, hyper vigilant.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Fire Breaks Out aboard USS Nimitz, No Injuries

first_img View post tag: ocean View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defence View post tag: USS Nimitz View post tag: out View post tag: usa View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Indian Share this article View post tag: Injuries View post tag: no June 14, 2013 View post tag: Breaks View post tag: Navy A fire occurred aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the ship’s electrical equipment while the ship was underway in the Indian Ocean within U.S. 7th Fleet’s operating area June 7.No Sailors were injured during the event or the response, and the ship and embarked air wing remain operable and in a safe, stable condition.The ship’s underway firefighting team and watchstanders responded to the electrical fire, set fire boundaries and extinguished the fire.The extent of the damage remains to be determined. An assessment team, led by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard from Bremerton, Wash., is en route and will further evaluate the damage.The cause of the fire is under investigation.Nimitz is homeported in Naval Station Everett, Wash., and is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.[mappress]Press Release, June 14, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today Fire Breaks Out aboard USS Nimitz, No Injuries View post tag: Aboard Fire Breaks Out aboard USS Nimitz, No Injuries View post tag: USS View post tag: Nimitz View post tag: firelast_img read more

LR: Zero Emission Ships’ Main Challenge Lies in Fuel Storage

first_imgThe shipping sector recently took a giant leap toward decarbonisation as the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) member states agreed on the requirement which would see the industry reduce its emissions by at least 50 pct by 2050 compared to 2008.The move, considered as a potentially game-changing development, envisages at least halving the shipping sector’s greenhouse gas emissions over the period, however, without a clear plan of action, many questions have arisen as to how this would be accomplished.Katharine Palmer, Global Sustainability Manager, Marine & Offshore, Lloyd’s Register, in an interview with World Maritime News said that in order to meet the aim the penetration of zero emission fuels is needed to start around 2030.“The analysis we have done is showing that internal combustion solutions (with zero emission fuels) may be viable ways to meet zero emissions.”Katharine Palmer, Global Sustainability Manager, Marine & Offshore, Lloyd’s RegisterFrom the technological point of view, designing and constructing zero emissions ships would not experience a significant change in the machinery, according to Palmer, however the main challenge with zero emission vessels (ZEVs) would be the fuel storage.“For example, designing and building ammonia or hydrogen storage for fuel, may not require significant modification.”There are already a range of innovative technologies being piloted and deployed in niche sectors or domestic shipping for example CMB’s Hydroville, which is the first LR classed vessel to use hydrogen to power a diesel engine.Commenting on the slow development of already introduced green vessel designs, Palmer said that there is a mix of public and private investors exposed to climate risk.“We would not see at present any reason why the shipping sector is different to any other sector which needs to decarbonise. And therefore, investors and financiers have a significant role to play as their concern is having assets which are resilient to carbon risk and zero emission vessels clearly address this.”Regarding the potential alternatives which are likely to drive the shipping sector’s decarbonisation, Palmer said that the industry “has seen major transitions in the past from sail to steam to the internal combustion engine, but it is hard to predict the future and we expect to see a diverse range of zero-carbon technologies / fuels deployed across the world’s fleet.”She explained that Lloyd’s Register is analysing the competitiveness of different solutions and how carbon pricing would influence this, adding that they “will continue to explore the relative commercial viability as further clarity arises from the IMO about likely policy mechanisms.”Additionally, the cost of decarbonisation is closely linked to the cost of zero emission fuels and although there is a lot of work going on in the shipping sector “we can leverage the wider economy’s efforts to decarbonise.”As the industry slowly moves to the transition to zero emission vessels (ZEVs), Palmer said that the key is to be able to emulate logistics of today. Therefore the main area of technology development is storage, so not to reduce cargo carrying capacity or any other changes to the operating profile such as more frequent bunkering.In conclusion, Palmer explained that all stakeholders in the value chain have a role to play, “as we look at how we can produce the fuels, develop the technology for onboard deployment and meet trade demands.”World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Lloyd’s Registerlast_img read more