Seabin seawater filtration device installed in the port of Rijeka

first_imgThe SEA initiative (Save, Embrace, Achieve) from Rijeka donated the Seabin device to the Rijeka Port Authority for use, with the aim of raising awareness of the need to protect and preserve the marine environment and introduce sustainable solutions for the use and management of marine resources as one of the most valuable resources. Seabin is said to be a floating trash can that constantly filters seawater by collecting plastic, microplastics, detergents, oils and other materials from the surface, preventing them from floating out to sea and harming marine flora and fauna. Facebook: Seabin project Source: Total Croatia News, Morski.hrPhoto and video: Seabinprojectcenter_img The V5 Seabin is designed for installation in the water of marinas, yacht clubs, ports or similar environments. It can clean floating debris, macro and micro plastics, and even micro fibers with an additional filter. It is also able to clean water from contaminated organic materials (leaves, seaweed, etc.), and when equipped with oil-absorbing pads it absorbs petroleum-based and detergent-based surface oils that predominate in most marinas and ports around the world. Seabin project were designed by two Australian surfers, to help reduce pollution of the world’s seas and oceans, and according to information from the official website, more than 600 tons of waste have been collected so far. From the sea surface, this device collects an average of about 1,5 kilograms of floating garbage per day. last_img read more

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Do Children of Same-Sex Parents Really Fare Worse?

first_imgTime Magazine 11 June 2012A large new survey counters the conventional wisdom that kids of lesbian moms and gay dads are no different from children raised in straight families. But a closer look at the data suggests that the new finding needs to be qualified. Adult children of parents who have had same-sex partners sometimes fare measurably worse than adult children from long-term heterosexual married parents. So say the results of a new and sure-to-be-controversial study by Mark Regnerus, a sociologist at the University of Texas at Austin. The study — the New Family Structures Study (NFSS) — is bound to put the cat among the pigeons, because it counters previous research on the well-being of children of gay and lesbian parents, which has found that these kids don’t grow up to be much different from those of married hetero couples and that, in fact, kids of lesbian parents are often better adjusted and emotionally healthier.The NFSS, in contrast, found that adult children of people who have had same-sex relationships were more than twice as likely as children from intact straight homes to be in therapy “for a problem connected with anxiety, depression, relationships, etc.,” more likely to be on public assistance (but, importantly, also more likely to have been raised with public assistance), less likely to have a full-time job, less likely to have voted in the 2008 elections and tended to have achieved less formal education. “The empirical claim for no differences [between being raised by heterosexual and homosexual parents] has to go,” says Regnerus. These effects appeared to be more marked for people whose mothers had had a same-sex relationship than those whose fathers had. And this was especially true after controlling for such contributing factors as the respondent’s age, gender or race, parental education, perceived wealth, whether they had been bullied and how gay-friendly their state was.http://www.readability.com/read?url=http%3A//healthland.time.com/2012/06/11/do-children-of-same-sex-parents-really-fare-worse/last_img read more

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Dembele to sign for Barca to plug Neymar gap

first_img0Shares0000Ousmane Dembele’s buy-out clause is set at 400 million euros © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEBarcelona, Spain, Aug 25 – Borussia Dortmund’s French starlet Ousmane Dembele brought an end to protracted transfer talks by agreeing a five-year deal with Barcelona for a fee of 105 million euros ($125 million) plus add-ons, the Spanish giants announced Friday.“Visca Barça, Visca Catalunya!” Dembele tweeted in Catalan, meaning ‘Long live Barca, long live Catalonia’. Dembele, 20, moves from Dortmund, where he has been suspended since he boycotted training on August 10 in protest after the German club rejected Barca’s first bid.The add-ons amount to a maximum of 42 million euros, according to Dortmund, which would make it the second biggest transfer in history after Neymar’s move from Barca to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month. It will surpass the highest transfer by a French player, currently held by Paul Pogba in his 105 million-euro move plus five million add-ons from Juventus to Manchester United last year.“FC Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund have reached an agreement for the transfer of Ousmane Dembele for 105 million euros plus add-ons,” Barca revealed in a statement.“The player will sign a five-year contract and his buy-out clause is set at 400 million euros.”The winger, capped seven times by France, will arrive in Barcelona on Sunday and undergo a medical on Monday.“Congratulations my little brother, make me dream!!! Don’t forget to keep me a season ticket,” tweeted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Dortmund’s Gabon striker who received most of Dembele’s 22 assists last season.Barca were in desperate need for reinforcements since being caught cold by Neymar’s decision to join PSG for a world record 222 million euros.Dembele, who cost Dortmund just 15 million euros from Rennes last year, has paid the price for the ongoing saga over his future, with France coach Didier Deschamps opting on Thursday to omit him from the national squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against the Netherlands and Luxembourg.“Without doubt he is a hugely talented player, one of the best on the continent,” Barca gushed in their statement.– Guarantees depth –Barca coach Ernesto Valverde added: “He is a player who guarantees us depth, something that we have lost and that we need. He can play on the wing and also as a striker, and in that sense offers us many possibilities.“He is fast, deep, technical and we hope he brings us many things.”Dembele scored 10 goals in 49 matches last season and topped the Bundesliga’s successful dribbles table, with 103.The Frenchman has been attracting ‘Wunderkind’ headlines with Dortmund since July 2016 when he ghosted past Manchester United’s Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo before scoring an outrageous solo goal in Borussia’s 4-1 win on a pre-season tour of China.“I’m not a phenomenon, I’m just trying to be decisive for my team-mates, there are a lot of talented young people in football,” Dembele modestly told AFP in a roundtable interview in February.He has already shown himself to be capable of making a brave decision as last summer he resisted the advances of Barca and Madrid to move to Dortmund from Rennes and ensure his development wouldn’t be restricted by a lack of game time.The 20-year-old will now have to show himself ready for the step up to the big time at the Camp Nou.Dembele’s move, following Neymar’s Barca exit, comes at a time the footballers’ union FIFPro has blasted as “transfer market madness”.Neymar’s transfer, it said, “is the latest example of how football is ever more the domain of a select group of rich, mostly European-based clubs”.Barca are still in the hunt for Liverpool’s Brazilian Philippe Coutinho, while Monaco teenager Kylian Mbappe is in big-spending PSG’s crosshairs, with a reported 180 million-euro price tag.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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