New port in Barranquilla, Colombia technically and nautically feasible
By BFP Staff Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Deventer, The Netherlands
The study Witteveen+Bos recently conducted for Royal Port S.A. in order to ascertain the feasibility of a new port on the mouth of the Magdalena River near Barranquilla, Colombia, shows that the port is technically and nautically feasible. Among other things a nautical simulation, of a magnitude that was never seen before for a Colombian port, was performed for this study. Now that its feasibility has been established, Royal Port is going to acquire the port concession from river management authority Cormagdalena.
SPANISH AT THE END
Energy Decentral: WELTEC BIOPOWER to Present Slurry Digestate Processing System “Kumac“
By BFP Staff Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Oliver Schulz PRESS RELEASE
WELTEC BIOPOWER will present its comprehensive portfolio of proven and innovative anaerobic digestion technologies and services at the Energy Decentral in Hanover, Germany (15 - 18 November 2016). The biogas manufacturer‘s experienced team will be on site to welcome visitors at Stand D 11 in Hall 25. For the first time, WELTEC will showcase the efficient slurry and digestate processing system “Kumac“.
Tesla, Apple and Uber Push Lithium Prices Even Higher
By BFP Staff Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By James Stafford of Oilprice.com
After more than tripling in price this year, Lithium is no longer that dull commodity we take for granted in our consumer electronics: It’s the commodity powering the next, undeniable energy revolution. The tight supply picture emerging as electric cars, mega-batteries and massive energy storage solutions become the cornerstones of our lives could be on the edge of turning new lithium explorers into the next barons.
Lithium now appears to be at a crucial moment in time: The moment when profits in the industry begin to elevate market valuations, and when consolidation starts to boost gains for all those junior explorers who have been scooping up land in the world’s lithium sweet spots.
For How Long Can OPEC Talk Up Oil Prices?
By BFP Staff Thursday, October 13, 2016
By Julianne Geiger
Not a day passes without OPEC making oil and gas headlines, and today is surely no exception. Seemingly in lockstep with OPEC, the market is once again pacified on the promise that changes to the global oil supply glut are a’ comin’.
Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal quoted anonymous sources close to the matter who had it on good authority that the Saudi’s were willing to cut “up to” 400,000 barrels per day (and that they had planned to do so all along, with or without an OPEC agreement). We can assume this figure is off August or September levels, which are near-record highs for the oil-rich country.
Rest In Peace TINA
By BFP Staff Thursday, October 13, 2016
By Dr. Sam Ben-Meir
Today, October 13, marks the birthday of the late British prime minister Margaret Thatcher – so perhaps it is fitting to take a moment to consider how Thatcherism still rules the global capitalist landscape.
Thatcher said she was out to change the soul: to change the conceptual universe in which people live; and the idea that ‘there is no alternative’ (TINA) has become so deeply embedded in our psyches and in our consciousness that it seems we can no longer imagine that there is an alternative to capitalism.
What Happened To America?
By BFP Staff Friday, October 7, 2016
By Dr. Alon Ben-Meir
Much has been written about the unfolding tragedy in Syria, but how many of these unimaginable atrocities have been etched in the consciousness of the American public? As president, Obama refuses to rise up to stop this unfathomable horror; thousands more innocent men, women, and children are butchered each week and we still play politics with the lives of so many more who will not escape death as long as we continue to sit on our hands.
Totó La Momposina y Berklee College of Music
By Admin Friday, September 2, 2016
Boston, MA,. Totó La Momposina compuso la canción “Oye Manita” para su amiga la cantadora y también compositora Estefanía Caicedo. La cantadora Estefanía se solía presentar regularmente con su grupo de música y danzas en dos lugares de la ciudad de Cartagena de Indias: “La Piragua y La Quemada”. En el año de 1992 Totó invitó a Estefanía a participar como cantadora en su gira por Europa, la cual realizaron con éxito. “Oye Manita” es una canción que habla de la hermandad de dos Cantadoras.
By Admin Tuesday, September 27, 2011
(BFP)Number 52 of the world, Giraldo had a good debut yesterday against Dudi Sela of Israel, winning 6-2, 6-3. Santiago Giraldo advances at first round of ATP 250 Bangkok. This is the second match against Dudi Sela, the first was in 2010 where the winner was Sela.
Vitamin C: If It’s Good For Gorillas Why Not Us
By Dr. Gifford Jones Thursday, October 21, 2010
Are you headed for a heart attack because of “marginal scurvy”, a condition resulting from a lack of vitamin C? Moreover, if vitamin C is sound medicine for gorillas, why isn’t it good for us? And in the 16th century, why did the ship’s cat survive long sea voyages when its sailors died from scurvy?
Today, we know that sailors of old, lacking vitamin C, died of this preventable disease. A shortage of fresh fruit in their diet resulted in degeneration of blood vessels, hemorrhage and death.
Networked Devices Spread Your Photos, Music Around
By Jim Bray Thursday, December 16, 2010
Media servers are becoming popular in this age of wireless home networks, delivering audio and video content from a computer or the Internet to whatever device you may want to use, within reason.
I usually use such devices to stream music, because most of the videos I watch are on Blu-ray and no matter how much hype you hear about downloads taking over, there are still bandwidth and file compatibility issues. I admit reluctantly to accessing YouTube and its ilk for some casual viewing sometimes, but media servers are increasingly playing back music in other rooms of my house.