NPA revises sulphur content for imported diesel

NPA revises sulphur content for imported diesel

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has revised the national sulphur specification for diesel imported into the country from maximum 500 parts per million (ppm) to 50 ppm or lower, effective January 2017. The Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) has, therefore, been given a three-year grace period to reconfigure its equipment to attain the 50 ppm mark set in the draft national standard.

Associate professor David Fletcher

Associate professor David Fletcher

My research work arises from collaboration with ecologists, particularly those working in conservation biology and marine science. The emphasis in much of my work is in providing new methods of analysis that are readily understood by other scientists. You can see a schools-video with an example of the work I do here.

Über diese Erweiterung: is Facebook evil?

Über diese Erweiterung: is Facebook evil?

Whenever you visit a page that has the "I like"-Button, the button tells FB about that visit. And if you are logged in to FB, FB will be able to save the information that YOU visited THAT PAGE at THAT TIME. And since you are logged in to FB all the time out of convenience.

The Linux page cache and pdflush: theory of operation and tuning for write-heavy loads

The Linux page cache and pdflush: theory of operation and tuning for write-heavy loads

As you write out data ultimately intended for disk, Linux caches this information in an area of memory called the page cache. You can find out basic info about the page cache using tools like free, vmstat or top. See gentoo-wiki.com/FAQ_Linux_Memory_Management to learn how to interpret top's memory information, or atop to get an improved version.

National dementia platform

National dementia platform

Dementia is a major public health issue and will remain so in future. The National Dementia Platform aims to respond adequately to this challenge in order to ensure a good quality of life for those affected and their families. Dementia is a syndrome that manifests itself in the form of different diseases, the most common of which is Alzheimer's (about 60%). Old age is the main risk factor

Madagascar

Madagascar

In Madagascar, 92 percent of people live on less than two dollars a day. Madagascar is one the world’s poorest and most vulnerable countries to natural disasters. Frequent cyclones and tropical storms batter the island nation, devastating communities and making it hard for families to break the cycle of poverty.

Build a wireless access point

Build a wireless access point

With some open-source software, some hardware, and a lot of handiwork, you can make your own WAP. Before I tell you how to build your own wireless access point, I need to set one thing straight: You"re not going to save money doing it yourself (although you won"t pay much more than the price of an off-the-shelf WAP).

Film emulation

Film emulation

Among all features available in G"MIC, our Film Emulation filters are able to apply various pre-defined color presets on your images. Most of those 300+ presets have been designed by Patrick David, in order to emulate the look of analog films. They have a dedicated section in the open-source G"MIC plug-in for GIMP, so you can apply all these easily in GIMP.

Tips for guests with a walking disability

Tips for guests with a walking disability

Visitors with limited mobility can also enjoy the holiday region of Gstaad to the full. We have put together a number of suggested activities. Trails suitable for prams, pushchair's and wheelchairs are paved or solid gravel paths with a minimum wheel clearance of 80 cm, ensuring that everyone is able to enjoy an unrestricted experience in our natural world.

Nominations 2021

Nominations 2021

The European Museum Forum is happy to announce the 27 museums representing the diverse European museum community with their achievements in innovation and public quality. The list presents the 27 museums nominated for the EMYA2021. The remaining candidates that could not be visited due to Covid-19 travel restrictions and museums being closed.