MH370: Oil Sample Unrelated to MH370

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Unrelated April 18, 2014 At the recent media conference conducted by the Chief Coordinator of the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston (Ret’d), said that the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield had detected an oil slick on Sunday evening in her current search area. Share this article View post tag: Navy MH370: Oil Sample Unrelated to MH370 Preliminary analysis of the sample collected by ADV Ocean Shield has confirmed that it is not aircraft engine oil or hydraulic fluid.Additionally, Phoenix International, with the assistance of Bluefin, have assessed that there is a small but acceptable level of risk in operating the vehicle in depths in excess of 4,500 metres. This expansion of the operating parameters allows the Bluefin-21 to search the sea floor within the predicted limits of the current search area.Some media reports yesterday stated that it would take Bluefin-21 anywhere from six weeks to two months to scan the entire underwater search area. This is incorrect.Since the US Navy provided comment some days ago, the underwater search has been significantly narrowed through detailed acoustic analysis conducted on the four signal detections made by the Towed Pinger Locator on ADV Ocean Shield.“This analysis has allowed the definition of a reduced and more focused underwater search area. This represents the best lead we have in relation to missing flight MH370 and where the current underwater search efforts are being pursued to their completion so we can either confirm or discount the area as the final resting place of MH370,” said Australian Govt. in its release.[mappress]Press Release, April 18, 2014; Image: Australian Govt Back to overview,Home naval-today MH370: Oil Sample Unrelated to MH370 View post tag: Naval View post tag: oil View post tag: sample View post tag: MH370last_img read more

Thanksgiving: How choosing an attitude of gratitude can change your life

first_imgIt’s been a tough year. For some, tough times may have already been a reality prior to covid and all the challenges of 2020.Life can be hard, change is a constant, and we can all struggle. As we approach Thanksgiving I have been thinking about how crucial gratitude is for us all right now. Zig Ziglar, among others, talks about the importance of having an attitude of gratitude, and not allowing ourselves to fall victim to “stinkin’ thinkin’.” Ziglar said, “We all need a check up from the neck up to avoid stinkin ‘thinkin‘ which ultimately leads to hardening of the attitudes.”Gratitude is one tool to help us manage our thoughts and feelings. It is hard to feel fully stressed, negative, or worried if you are feeling deeply and genuinely grateful. How many of us have said or thought, “I have to go grocery shopping tonight.” If we make a slight change to that and think instead, “I get to go grocery shopping tonight,” it can change our outlook and our feelings. Truly, I get to, I have the ability to, go get food for my family and I am grateful for that. It is something that can be taken lightly, or can feel like a chore, but in reality, many would cherish that opportunity that may not be a reality for them. Or, “My son has three soccer games this weekend that I have to go to.” In my world, “My son has three soccer games this weekend that I get to go to.” I am grateful that my son has the opportunity to follow his passion, and that I am able to share in this part of his life, to watch and support him in following his dream; what a gift. In a weekly newsletter, Jon Gordon said, “We act as if we don’t have a choice. As if we are imprisoned by a paycheck and the expectations of a world that forces us to do things we don’t want to do. But in reality we do have a choice. We can choose our attitude and our actions. We can choose how we view our life and work. We can realize that every day is a gift. It’s not about what we have to do. It’s about what we get to do.”We can sabotage ourselves into a victim mentality, or a “poor me” mindset. Life certainly can be hard, and feel unfair. But if we ruminate on those thoughts and feelings we put ourselves in a place of negativity that will not support us in forward movement or positive relationships. It is easy to find someone or something to blame for our feelings or our behaviors. However, at the end of the day how we think, act and behave is a choice that we make. Having that knowledge, and willingness to take that ownership, can shift our focus from external factors to internal control, and our life can change for the better.My brother had a cerebral hemorrhage when he was 18. He survived, but was completely paralyzed on the left side of his body. He had to work very hard to regain movement and basic functions. A friend said to him, “It is just not fair that this happened to you.” My brother looked at his friend and said, “Would it have been fair if it happened to someone else?” Life is not “fair,” life can hand us enormous challenges. It is our mindset in approaching those challenges that can be the difference between success and failure, between peace & balance and stress & anxiety.If my brother had focused on the “fairness” of what happened to him, he could have existed in a very negative place that prevented or slowed his recovery process. He expressed gratitude that he survived, gratitude for having wonderful doctors and therapists to make his survival and recovery possible. In many, even very difficult situations, we have a choice and control on how we will approach it. That choice can often dictate outcomes. Situations and events may be out of our control, but our response to them, the thoughts and approach we choose, are completely in our control. The human mind is so powerful. All of us can find an external “why” for our negative feelings and an external “why” for our behaviors and actions. However, in doing so, we limit ourselves. We underestimate our ability to intentionally choose our thoughts, our actions, and our behaviors. We cannot control circumstance or other people, but if we choose to, we can control our outlook, our thoughts, our emotions, and our behaviors.Choosing an attitude of gratitude can be life changing. Take some time each day to write down a few things you are grateful for. If you are struggling to think of something, start small. The simple act of allowing yourself to feel gratitude, to recognize what you have to be thankful for, can build on itself. It can rewire how we approach our day, and our life.“I am thankful for this day to live my life.”“I am thankful for this morning cup of coffee.”“I am thankful for my loved ones in my life.”“I am thankful that I can choose my own thoughts and begin this day with a positive outlook.”“I am thankful I have the strength to support those around me.”“I am thankful that those around me have the strength to support me when I need it.”This Thanksgiving will most likely look and feel different for many of us. However, let’s not lose sight of the things we have to be grateful for. Now more than ever, we need to choose to focus on thoughts which will help us move forward, rather than the things that could keep us stuck in a place of concern, frustration, or despair. Life can be challenging, but so often, if we choose to be intentional in looking, we can find so many things to be thankful for – not the least of which is our ability to choose our thoughts, to control our emotions, and to own our actions and behaviors. Life is a journey, approaching it with an attitude of gratitude can help us embrace and enjoy it so much more, even when we might be navigating a difficult path. Happy Thanksgiving! 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Linda Lafortune Linda Lafortune is the Projects and Partnership Coordinator at Web: Detailslast_img read more

Energy Minister discusses third proposed dam on Peace River

first_imgSpeaking in Vancouver, Bennett told the Annual General Meeting of Clean Energy B.C. that he expects the government will know in September whether the third dam on the Peace River will get federal and provincial environmental assessment approval.Bennett says he’ll have to make a recommendation to cabinet and that the decision won’t be an easy one for his colleagues.Bennett also says there could be as many as 10 mining projects under construction in the province by 2017, and in addition to all that, liquefied natural gas remains the key to the province’s economic future.- Advertisement –last_img

The European Broadcasting Union EBU has teamed u

first_imgThe European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has teamed up with IP transmission specialist Mobile Viewpoint to deliver news and other content to EBU members and clients over IP networks.IP encoding and decoding devices, using Mobile Viewpoint’s technology, will be gradually rolled out in 2016 with the launch of the Eurovision Open Smart Virtual IP Network and its online portal. This deal will enable both companies to complement their respective competitive strengths, and push for innovation and cross-compatibility of IP broadcast technologies, according to the EBU.EBU network director Graham Warren said, “This alliance enables the EBU to continue developing our open IP hybrid network for our clients. It will empower media professionals to manage their transmissions wherever and whenever thanks to the latest IP digital technology and our enhanced online portal.”Mobile Viewpoint managing director Michel Bais said, “The cooperation with the EBU opens up a whole new market and group of customers who like to use IP as a cost-effective alternative to traditional satellite and fibre with outstanding quality of service. EBU’s global network reliability and reach make it possible to deliver these services in combination with our adaptive encoding devices.”last_img read more

German sports broadcast outfit Sport1 has struck a

first_imgGerman sports broadcast outfit Sport1 has struck a deal with the German football league, the DFL, to offer highlights from the latter’s Virtual Bundesliga eSports competition on its platform.Coverage of the VBL club championship, playoffs and grand final will be aired on free sports channel Sport1 and new pay TV offering eSports1 as well as via the broadcaster’s streaming apps and on the web.Sport1 has previously aired coverage of the VBL free-to-air on Sport1, but the live rights to this year’s season were awarded exclusively to ProSiebenSat.1.Daniel von Busse, chief operating officer, TV at Sport1, said that the broadcasting of popular FIFA events had “met with great interest among our viewers in recent years” and that coverage of the newly structured VBL on Sport1, along with new magazine show Inside eSports, would provide “the perfect setting” for highlights of this year’s competition.last_img read more