first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today “World’s most beautiful ship” heads to New York for final port visit in America Share this article Authorities “World’s most beautiful ship” heads to New York for final port visit in America The crew of the Italian Navy sail training ship ITS Amerigo Vespucci concluded their stay in Boston and are now en route to New York City for their final port visit in North America.The sail training ship’s visit to Boston was the first in seventeen years. Amerigo Vespucci visited Boston for the sixth time, the first in 1951 and the last one in 2000.Amerigo Vespucci is now sailing to New York where it is expected to arrive on July 26. New Yorkers will be welcomed aboard at Pier 88 from July 27 to July 30.Once they conclude their stay in New York, officer cadets will embark on a 20-day transit of the Atlantic taking advantage of the western winds on their way home.The Italian Navy’s 87-year-old sail training ship start the 2017 training campaign on April 19 departing her homeport of La Spezia, Italy.After completing the campaign’s first stop in Portugal, navy cadets crossed the Atlantic to visit Canadian port cities of Halifax, Montreal and Quebec City before heading to Boston.The Amerigo Vespucci is a full-rigged, 100-meter ship named after the famous Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. She is often referred to as the ‘Lady of the Sea’ and has even been declared as the most beautiful ship in the world by the American aircraft carrier USS Independence when the two met in the Mediterranean Sea in 1962.center_img July 25, 2017 View post tag: Italian Navy View post tag: Amerigo Vespuccilast_img read more

first_imgHarvard’s Widener Library is an unparalleled setting for academic resources and research. But last month more than 500 staff members from Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) visited with a different goal in mind: pie.The fall celebration for FAS and SEAS staff brought together colleagues from across 150 departments, centers, and units for an afternoon of live music, conversation, and delicious pies.At the event, staff mingled, enjoyed a live jazz trio, and savored samples of pie including apple, key lime, and chocolate pecan. Photo by Adriana Gallegos“At the beginning of the academic year, we thought it would be important to take a little time to get together, draw a deep breath, and celebrate our accomplishments,” said Leslie A. Kirwan, administration and finance dean for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, in her opening remarks at the Oct. 14 event. “But how to do that when there are over 2,500 of us?”The solution? Widener Library. Kirwan gave a special thanks to Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library and University Librarian, and the Widener Library team. When approached about hosting the fall celebration, Thomas embraced the idea, saying, “I want to have you in my home.”At the event, staff mingled, enjoyed a live jazz trio, and savored samples of pie including apple, key lime, and chocolate pecan. Scattered throughout, images of pie charts depicted the many ways that staff members fit into FAS. Stephanie Nasson, manager of training and outreach in Financial-FAS, tested the group on their knowledge of baking trivia and raffled off pies and cookbooks to staff members. “I didn’t realize ‘special duties as assigned’ could be so fun,” she saidUsually roped off, the Memorial Room in Widener was thrown open, and library staff members were on hand to discuss the Harry Elkins Widener Special Collection, including an up-close look at Harvard’s copy of the Gutenberg Bible.FAS and SEAS staff also had the opportunity to take a tour of the Collections Conservation Lab, where 20 library staff members restore and preserve items in the Harvard Library system — more than 24,000 in the last year alone. From repairing binding to digitizing materials to finding creative storage solutions for items like the “Peruvian Knife Book of Poetry,” the Collections Conservation Lab shared a glimpse into their work.Nyasha Borde, a staff assistant in the philosophy department and a recent addition to FAS, said, “This was actually my first time in Widener Library. I came with my manager and other members in my department. It was great to see so many staff members together, and to realize I knew more people than I thought I did.”Kirwan emphasized how across Schools and divisions, departments and centers, each staff member is valuable to the FAS and SEAS communities. “Invariably, when we’re asked what makes Harvard a great place to work, we say, ‘It’s the people.’ It’s the quality of the people, the spirit of the community, that make Harvard what it is. … Whether you work with SEAS or the College, FAS or DCE [the Division of Continuing Education] … you are — wait for the pun — an important piece of the pie.”last_img read more

first_imgAsia tops Europe as leading region for offshore wind investment in 2019 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge:Total investment in offshore wind power projects in Asia Pacific (APAC) came in at almost double that of Europe in 2019, as the fast-moving emerging market eclipsed the sector’s historic heartland for the first time, according to new research from the Renewables Consulting Group (RCG).Led by Taiwan, Japan, and Vietnam, the capital spend in APAC surpassed $10bn, while in Europe just over $5.5bn was invested – a differential largely explained by the “maturity of the [latter] market and intense competition” which have driven down the levelised cost of energy per megawatt by over 50% in recent years, said the UK analysts.Overall, by RCG’s calculus in its Global Offshore Wind: Annual Market Report, Europe saw just under 1.4GW of offshore wind plant reach financial close last year, while for APAC this was nearly 2GW.“Taipei’s offshore wind development plan, supported by a feed-in tariff, is starting to bear fruit [in Taiwan] with five projects reaching financial close in 2019, totaling almost 2GW in cumulative capacity,” said RCG director Lee Clarke, noting that the financial investment decision (FID) reached on the Changfang and Xidao projects in the first quarter of 2020 suggested the “mechanisms and procedures that can be adopted in emerging markets in order to attract investment and lower project costs.”Clarke also spotlighted break-out FIDs for the Vietnamese and Japanese markets, via Tra Vinh 1 and Akita projects, respectively reached the same milestone. Though 2019 was a “particularly strong year” for the APAC region in locking up project investment, other markets “continue to advance,” emphasized Clarke, pointing to RCG’s forecast that 8-13.5GW of cumulative capacity will reach FID in the next four years worldwide.“Europe and the Americas laid the foundations for similar project progress from 2020-2023, with significant lease auctions, power purchase solicitations and legislative changes taking place in the past year. In the UK, France, the Netherlands, and the US, large-scale offshore wind solicitations have positioned more projects closer to financial close than in any previous year in the history of the offshore wind market,” said Clarke.[Darius Snieckus]More: Asia offshore wind power capital spend eclipses Europe’s for first timelast_img read more