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ExxonMobil, Albemarle partner to establish Galexia Platform

ExxonMobil, Albemarle partner to establish Galexia Platform

first_imgThe collaboration between ExxonMobil and Albemarle builds on and strengthens their long-term relationship in specialty hydroprocessing Image: Grow with the Galexia hydroprocessing platform . Photo: Courtesy of Business Wire. ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing and Albemarle announced today a transformative hydroprocessing suite of catalyst and service solutions for the refining industry called the Galexia™ platform. The platform enables an improved way of doing business, ensuring customer demands are better addressed at every stage throughout the value chain.“Refiners demand not only superior products, but greater opportunities to create value and optimize their operations,” said Dan Moore, president of ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC. “With a unique, comprehensive solutions suite in the Galexia platform, we are focused on enabling our customers to achieve greater levels of productivity amid an increasingly competitive environment.”Uniquely leveraging the technical experience, refinery operating know-how and successful track record of both companies, users are given access to state-of-the-art hydroprocessing catalysts and our vast experience in catalyst load optimization. The Galexia platform goes beyond traditional product offerings to help refiners optimize performance and efficiency by analyzing operations and identifying opportunities to extract additional value across the plant.“The Galexia platform will generate great value as we are combining complementary strengths in years of catalyst development and application knowledge with unique refinery operation experience,” said Raphael Crawford, president of Albemarle Catalysts. “We are ready to collaborate with our customers to take advantage of the full potential of catalyst activity.”The collaboration between ExxonMobil and Albemarle builds on and strengthens their long-term relationship in specialty hydroprocessing. As a result, customers will benefit from access to combined pretreat and dewaxing solutions through a single partner that provides both refinery owner/operator and catalyst experience.Together, the two companies developed and commercialized the Celestia and Nebula catalysts, which enhance performance and profit margins of both hydrocrackers and distillate hydrotreating units around the world. Albemarle’s STAX® technology can optimize combinations of Nebula, Celestia and MIDW™ catalysts, demonstrating unparalleled performance under the most challenging process conditions – unlocking value beyond the hydrotreating unit made possible with ExxonMobil’s operating knowledge. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Women’s hockey: No.1 Wisconsin to end fall campaign against St. Cloud

Women’s hockey: No.1 Wisconsin to end fall campaign against St. Cloud

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team will close out their 2017 fall campaign in St. Cloud, Minnesota.The Badgers have been on a roll this fall, winning nineteen of the twenty games they have played. Starting out in the No. 2 spot at the beginning of the season, fighting their way to the No. 1 spot within a few weeks.Wisconsin has been flourishing with each week that goes by, gaining more and more confidence with each week that progressed. Now, it is their turn to end their season on a high note, and that comes with beating St. Cloud.The Huskies have been struggling this season, with a running record of 3-12-2 entering this weekend. With their only wins coming early in the season, St. Cloud has not managed to create any sort of momentum within the past few weeks of play.With major losses to Ohio State, Minnesota, and Minnesota-Duluth earlier on this season, St. Cloud is in a slump. It is unlikely that they would be able to come out of this slump this weekend, but that doesn’t mean they won’t put up a fight.The Badgers head out to St. Cloud with their heads held high and with a confidence that comes from winning a majority of their games this season. Wisconsin has earned one loss on the road this year, but that was against a much harder opponent than St. Cloud.After this weekend, Wisconsin ends their fall campaign and gets to look forward to a few weeks off as they finish up the Fall semester. The Badgers have certainly earned this much-deserved break, and it will be a good time for UW to relax.The Badgers and the Huskies will take to the ice on Friday and Saturday at 3 p.m.. While the match is in St. Cloud, fans can still watch Friday’s game on Fox Sports Go.last_img read more

South African women making progress

South African women making progress

first_imgAlthough government has put policies in place to help women and great strides have been made in the past 20-years the report says corporate South Africa still has to recognise the importance of women as too few are in senior roles and in many instances, earn less than their male counterparts. (Image: Judy Seidman, African Activist Archive)The Status of Women Report has been released by President Jacob Zuma during the commemoration of Women’s Day 2015.Women’s Day marks the day 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956, to petition against the apartheid regime’s racist pass laws.During the celebrations Zuma revealed South Africa’s first Status of Women Report that tracks the advancement of women in the economy across five areas: education, the labour market, poverty, inequality and access to assets and credit.The theme for this year’s Women’s Month is “Women united in moving South Africa forward”.Zuma said: “Today we mark 20 years since our country began celebrating National Women’s Day. This day was designated to celebrate the gallant contribution of South African women to the struggle for liberation and the attainment of the democracy we enjoy in our country.“National Women’s Day also provides an opportunity to track the progress made in the advancement of women and in improving the quality of life of all women in our country, especially the poor and the working class.”Zuma added that repressive laws entrenching white privilege in the apartheid era suppressed women in many ways up to this day. Women – and black women in particular – still suffer from that legacy.“Also, if we are to succeed economically as a country, women must participate at both the micro and macro levels of the economy,” said Zuma.AFTER 1994With the dawn of a new democracy measures were put in place to empower women socially and economically.According to the report, significant progress has been made in areas such as legal status, attitudes, women’s involvement in decision-making especially at political level, in employment, education, ownership of homes and businesses, the justice system, and economic participation.Women representation in the National Assembly moved from a mere 2.7% pre 1994 to the current 41%. The representation of women in Cabinet has also risen following the 2014 general election and stands at 43%, with deputy Ministers being at 45.9%.Zuma said: “Women constitute about 33% of all the judges in our judiciary. The judiciary had two white women in 1994. Now, in democracy, there are 61 women judges of which 48 are black women. Furthermore, we have two women Judge Presidents and a woman Deputy Judge President. Women constitute about 41% of the total magistracy.”However it’s not all sunshine as the Employment Equity Report indicates that in 2014, women still accounted for only 21% of top executive management positions and 32% of all senior management positions. Women appear to be stuck at both middle and junior management levels where they account for 45% and 43% respectively.“It would be good to have more women serving on the boards of directors of corporate South Africa,” said Zuma.WOMEN STILL BEAR THE BRUNTAnother sobering assessment of where women stand in South Africa is the wage gap between working women and men. More than 46% of South African working women earn R2 500 or less, as opposed to 33% of men in that same wage bracket.Women also bear the brunt of joblessness more than men and using data from the National Income Dynamics Survey, the report found in 2012 that over 63% of black South African women lived below the national lower poverty line of R597 per month, as opposed to just 1.6% of white women.According to the report between 2008 and 2012, the proportion living in poverty didn’t change for black women yet it decreased for white women and rose markedly for coloured women.GETTING EDUCATEDThe report shows there are more women graduating from tertiary institutions than men.A Commission on Higher Education report reveals that women are more successful in their studies. In 2007, 59% of graduates were women, although only 55.5% of all enrolled students were women.Zuma said: “At the universities of technology, 55% of graduates were women compared with 51% of enrolments. In the comprehensive universities 62% of graduates were women, while women made up only 57% of enrolments. And at the universities, 59% of graduates were women, compared to 56% of enrolment.“In the education field more than 70% of the graduates are women while in the human and social sciences, more than 60%.”last_img read more

Removing Lens Dirt & Dust in After Effects & Photoshop

Removing Lens Dirt & Dust in After Effects & Photoshop

first_imgIn the following video tutorials you’ll learn how to clean dirt and dust off your footage in post using Adobe After Effects or Photoshop – perfect for improving your shots when you’re in a bind!If you’ve ever come back from a shoot (or received footage from a video crew) only to realize that there was dust on the lens….whew, it can be a HUGE bummer.  Although nothing beats shooting with a clean lens from the get-go, there are some things that you can do in post-production to clean up your shots.  In the following tutorials two editing experts share their techniques for dirt and dust removal in Photoshop and After Effects.Angie Taylor – Photoshop Dust RemovalAdobe expert and trainer Angie Taylor shares her lens dust removal technique in this really informative tutorial.  For hardcore Adobe users, this workflow is fast and effective for removing lens and dirt from your footage (really impressive results!):Export through Adobe Media Encoder as an Image Sequence (TIFF)Open this image in PhotoshopIn Photoshop CS6, make sure “Tool Recording” is checkedRecord an action using the Healing BrushGo from Photoshop to BridgeIn Bridge, batch that Photoshop action across all framesThis video was originally produced in association with Motionworks.John Hess – Dirty Lens in After EffectsDirector and editor John Hess shares his dirt and dust cleanup trick in After Effects.  While shooting a short film he realized during the shoot that there was dust on the lens.  Instead of re-shooting the earlier scenes he brought them into AE and cleaned up the dirty lens with filters and masks (the clone tool would be another suitable alternative in AE).  Here’s Johns basic workflow:Adding a solid and mask to the compFeather the mask.Change the blend mode (in this case to Color Dodge)Modify opacityAdd Color Balance (HLS) filter to tweakWalk through John’s step-by-step process to discover how to use this ‘fix it in post’ technique on your own projects:last_img read more

Mbala to miss La Salle’s UAAP Season 80 opener vs FEU

Mbala to miss La Salle’s UAAP Season 80 opener vs FEU

first_imgMOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “Looking back at former players, even the good foreign players of San Beda, I don’t think they had the privilege to play for their national teams,” Calanog said.“We’re happy that Ben has developed into a player which their country feels can help them in their international competitions. Just like our local players, we hope that because of the UAAP, they are able to develop well enough for them to play for the country.”Mbala averaged 20.6 points, 16.0 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, 1.4 steals, and 1.2 assists last season to lead the Green Archers’ championship run.ADVERTISEMENT Ben Mbala. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBen Mbala, the reigning UAAP Most Valuable Player, won’t be with La Salle when the Green Archers open their title defense in UAAP Season 80.Mbala is currently with the Cameroon national team for the 2017 Fiba Afrobasket.ADVERTISEMENT La Salle athletic director Emmanuel Calanog explained that the Cameroonian Basketball Federation personally requested the athletic big man to be a part of its roster for the continental championship from September 8 to 16.“He was requested by his national team to play for them,” he said, sharing that Mbala has left for his native country two weeks ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCameroon, the 52nd ranked nation in the world, is slotted in Group C, together with Tunisia, Guinea, and Rwanda, as it seeks to improve its ninth place finish back in 2015.Mbala will miss the La Salle’s game against Far Eastern University on Sunday and National University on Sept. 18 if Cameroon makes it to the finals. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Academics name of the game for ISAA LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoCrystal Palace, Fulham go for wantaway Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden

10 months agoCrystal Palace, Fulham go for wantaway Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden

first_imgCrystal Palace, Fulham go for wantaway Newcastle midfielder Isaac Haydenby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWantaway Newcastle United midfielder Isaac Hayden is ready to return to London.The 23-year-old former Arsenal midfielder has made it clear he wants to leave the North East.Crystal Palace are alerted to the fact he wants to play in the south with Fulham also watching closely.Hayden said: “It’s unchanged and the club have known that from day one. It wasn’t going to change. My family, my partner and daughter will always come first. Football is football, but family is more important.“The club have had conversations already. Hopefully a solution can be found. It wasn’t in the summer, but I was professional and got on with the job I have to do.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Logistics Hub Essay Competition Launched

Logistics Hub Essay Competition Launched

first_img The winning essays will be selected by a panel, including representatives of the MIIC. The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC) has introduced a Logistics Hub Essay Competition, which is part of a continued thrust to heighten awareness about the Logistics Hub initiative.Themed: ‘Jamaica’s Global Logistics Hub – the big opportunity for Jamaica and the world’, the competition is open to Jamaicans living in Jamaica who fit in one of two entry categories: category 1 for 15 to 21 year olds or category 2 for 22 to 35 year olds. Essays should be a maximum of 2,000 words.“The essay competition is part of an overall campaign to raise awareness and deepen the understanding of Jamaicans about Jamaica’s Global Logistics Hub, as the Ministry is aware that parts of the population still do not understand the concept,” Communications and Media Advisor at the MIIC, Joan Hutchinson, told JIS News.She further explained that the winning essays (one per category) will be selected by a panel, including representatives of the MIIC, Logistics Hub Task Force, Ministry of Education, HEART Trust/NTA, Caribbean Maritime Institute, University of the West Indies, and media.All entries must be double spaced, using either Arial or Times New Roman font and must include the name, phone number, address and email of the participant.Essays should show significant understanding of the theme and evidence of research with all references cited.Winners will be announced in the first week of January 2014, with the winning essays being published in the major newspapers and on the MIIC and Logistics Hub websites.Prizes include an all expense paid trip to Panama, and other incentives for first place in each category; $50,000 for second place and $25,000 will be awarded to the third place recipients.“The  trip to Panama for the category winners will include a visit to the Panama Canal and other related facilities to see logistics at work and  give greater insight into how Jamaica’s geo-strategic location will allow  the country to capitalize on the opening of the expanded Panama Canal in 2016,” Miss Hutchinson further highlighted.Entries must be received by 2:00 p.m. on December 15, 2013 at the Communications Department at MIIC, 4 St. Lucia Avenue, Kingston 5 or via email to: [email protected] of the MIIC and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter.For further information, persons may visit the Ministry or call 754-2164/4719. The competition is open to Jamaicans living in Jamaica. Story Highlights The Logistics Hub Essay Competition, which is part of a continued thrust to heighten awareness about the initiative.last_img read more

The Faceless Men And Women Of The US Open

The Faceless Men And Women Of The US Open

(And the slights aren’t limited to photos: At least one American’s photo was accompanied by an Italian flag for one of her doubles matches.)By the first Friday of the Open, the tournament had added photos for many players, including del Potro, Thiem and Almagro. It took a little longer for many women, including Konjuh and Sevastova, who finally got their photos added by that Sunday.Not all the players minded their missing photos. Sevastova, after upsetting Johanna Konta to reach the quarterfinals, said in response to my question at her postmatch news conference that she’d noticed her photo was finally added. “Now I have a photo,” she said. “Now I saw my photo.” Having no photo was better than if the U.S. Open had just used her “WTA picture with short hair,” she said. “I didn’t like it, actually, so it was OK without [a] picture.”The U.S. Open provides an unusual opportunity to check out what the faceless men and women of sport have in common because the tournament lists hundreds of players, all gathered on one website. On the first Friday of the tournament, I did an exhaustive survey of all 579 players on the page — the number shifts during the tournament as draws are finalized for events that start later in the tournament, such as juniors. More than one third of the players — 211 — were missing photos. That includes 44 players who were in the men’s or women’s singles draws, the most prominent events at the Open. In addition to Konjuh and Sevastova, that list included Naomi Osaka, who’d just lost a third-round thriller in Arthur Ashe Stadium to Madison Keys; Laura Siegemund, who was playing seven-time major champ Venus Williams in Ashe the next day; 2015 French Open quarterfinalist Alison Van Uytvanck; Laura Robson, who made the fourth round at the 2012 U.S. Open; and Americans Christian Harrison and Danielle Collins.It’s no coincidence that more women than men were missing: According to Widmaier, there was a lag in adding women’s photos even after the problem was identified. (He wasn’t sure why.)So what factors decided who got a photo by the fifth day of the tournament and who didn’t? I checked a wide range of factors,1By grabbing data off each player’s U.S. Open page and running a regression between whether the player had a photo on the night of the tournament’s first Friday and the player’s other characteristics. and the determinants of whether a player had a profile pic weren’t surprising: Americans, players active on tour and veterans were mostly likely to have a photo. Being from the U.S. increased a player’s chances of having a picture on the site by 30 percentage points. With every singles match a competitor played this year, his or her chances went up by 2 percentage points. A year of age added 3 percentage points.2The percentages assume a linear relationship, which wouldn’t apply at extremes. (We don’t think someone who has played 60 singles matches this year has a greater than 100 percent chance of having a photo.) The exact percentages depend on which variables we include. I also tested, for instance, peak singles ranking, career matches and matches won, but those all are closely linked to both singles matches played this year and to age. So perhaps the most surprisingly snubbed people were the American women’s doubles pair of Ashley Weinhold, 27, and Caitlin Whoriskey, 28. Their faces remained missing on the second Thursday of the tournament. (Then again, neither has ever been ranked in the top 100 in singles or doubles.)Konjuh, who is 18, said she understood why she didn’t have a photo. “Like probably most of the other players that are young or coming didn’t have pictures,” she said in her news conference.Widmaier promised a more completist approach to player photography at the 2017 Open: “It will be improved upon next year.” Anastasija Sevastova and Ana Konjuh defied expectations and their low rankings — both outside the top 40 — to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals. They have something else in common: For the first week of the tournament, where their photos were supposed to appear on the U.S. Open website and app, there instead appeared black rectangles with the flags of their countries and the words “NO BIO PHOTO.”“I saw on the live score, yeah, on the U.S. Open app, yeah, it says, like, ‘bio’ or something,” Konjuh said when I asked about her absent photo at her news conference after she upset Agnieszka Radwanska in the fourth round.Every sport has these faceless men and women, the ones who aren’t supposed to make the team or get off the bench, who are so new they haven’t been photographed, who may get rushed in front of a digital camera so media staff can get a snap worth posting.Tennis majors face a special challenge in filling those blank rectangles: Up to 128 players enter each of the men’s and women’s qualifying draws, and more than 100 others enter each of the men’s and women’s singles draws. There can be more than 100 players competing only in doubles, and an additional 100 or more might enter only the juniors or juniors qualifying draws. As of the two-week event’s middle Sunday, there were 698 players on the U.S. Open player page.But some of the snubbed U.S. Open players are hardly nobodies. Early in the tournament, 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, No. 10 Dominic Thiem and former No. 9 Nicolas Almagro were among those missing photos. Asked about them on the first Thursday of the tournament, Chris Widmaier, spokesman for the U.S. Tennis Association, which runs the U.S. Open, said, “It’s a disappointment.” I asked if it’s a priority to get photos for the players — all of whom have been professionally photographed at dozens if not hundreds of matches worldwide, and who have pictures that appear on the ATP and WTA websites and on their U.S. Open credentials. “It is now,” Widmaier said. read more

Football Timing of Urban Meyers retirement saves Ohio State millions

Football Timing of Urban Meyers retirement saves Ohio State millions

Urban Meyer watches the Buckeye offense in the third quarter of the game against Penn State on Sept. 29. Ohio State won 27-26. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorUrban Meyer will leave more than just his legacy at Ohio State.When the Buckeyes head coach retires Jan. 2, he will leave millions of dollars on the table, abandoning nearly $28 million in guaranteed pay had he remained as head coach until his contract expired in 2023.Meyer was set to receive an annual base salary of $840,000, with guarantees of $4,544,000 per year, according to an addendum in his contract signed in March 2018. He was also to receive separate payments of $160,000 for each January 31 he was employed between 2019 and 2022. He also forgoes bonuses that could add another $12 million if his team was successful on the field and in the classroom. According to the third addendum in Meyer’s contract, the Ohio State head coach could receive bonuses of $50,000 for winning the Big Ten East, $100,000 for winning the Big Ten, $200,000 for appearing in a College Football Playoff bowl game and $250,000 for appearing in a College Football Playoff semi-final game. However, if his team were to advance to the College Football Playoff finals, he would not receive the $250,000 but would instead be receive $350,000.The contract also offers bonuses of $50,000 for winning Big Ten Coach of the Year and $75,000 for National Coach of the Year. Despite winning three Big Ten titles and a national championship, Meyer never received either of the two coach of the year awards.If Ohio State had chosen to buy Meyer out of his contract after this season, Meyer would have received a buy-out of $38,058,402. Meyer would only receive that money if his contract was terminated by the university for a reason beyond one deemed as “for cause.”In an extension signed in March of 2018, Ohio State and the head coach agreed on this buy-out amount unless Meyer’s contract had been terminated “for cause.” The contract would be void if the head coach violated Ohio State’s Sexual Misconduct Policy and Title IX, which includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, intimate violence and stalking. Meyer was suspended for the first three games of the 2018 season after he had “failed to adhere to the precise requirements” of his contract, in terms of responding to the domestic violence allegations made against former Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith, according to the summary of investigative findings released on Aug. 22. Meyer was docked two separate payments of $285,253.84 as a result of his suspension. read more

Terry rejects Spartak Moscow move

Terry rejects Spartak Moscow move

first_imgFormer Chelsea captain John Terry has closed words going around about his move to Spartak Moscow.He has said that the deal has been called off. Terry had gone to Rome on Saturday and undergone medicals after initial agreement of terms with Spartak Moscow.But after returning to England for a while, he has decided he will no longer be making the move to join the Russian side.“After considerable thought, I have decided to decline a contract offer from Spartak Moscow. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Spartak and wish them and their supporters well for the rest of the season,” Terry said on an Instagram post.“They are an ambitious club and I have been very impressed with their professionalism and the time they have given me. But after assessing this move with my family, we’ve decided this is not the right next move at this time. Good luck Spartak.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…last_img read more