‫تستعد شركة Purecog بالإمارات العربية المتحدة لإحداث ثورةً في مجال المواد البلاستيكية الأحادية الاستخدام في ثلاثة قطاعات رئيسية

دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة، 14 أبريل 2019 /PRNewswire/ — يتمحور نشاط شركة Purecog التي تتخذ من دبي مقراً لها، حول تقليل النفايات وزيادة كفاءة الموارد إلى أقصى حد. لذك، أطلقت شركة Purecog مبادرة لتقييم وتقليص استخدام المواد البلاستيكية المضرّة والمكلفة للمؤسسات العاملة في قطاعات السياحة والضيافة والرعاية الصحية في الشرق الأوسط.

وفي ظل تأييدها للتحول نحو نهج الاقتصاد الدائري، تُدافع شركة Purecog عن الأنماط الفعّالة من حيث التكلفة والمتجدّدة في إدارة الموارد، خلافاً للنموذج الخطي التقليدي الذي يتعامل مع الإنتاج والاستعمال بطريقة “الاستلام والتصنيع والتخلّص”.

ومنذ خمسينيات القرن العشرين، تم تصنيع حوالي 8 مليارات طن من البلاستيك (مما يعادل 800 ألف برج إيفل) ولم يتم إعادة تدوير سوى 9% فقط من هذه الكمية. ومن اليسير للغاية تخيل كيفية تراكم هذا الرقم عندما نعلم أن مليوني كيس بلاستيكي ومليون زجاجة بلاستيكية يتم شراؤها واستعمالها في الدقيقة الواحدة حول العالم! وتنتهي معظم تلك المواد البلاستيكية في مكبّاتٍ أو في المحيط وتتسبب سنوياً في مقتل 1.1 مليون حيوان. لذلك، دفعت إحصاءات مماثلة أعضاء البرلمان الأوروبي إلى التصويت بالإجماع من أجل منع جميع المواد البلاستيكية الأحادية الاستخدام في أوروبا بحلول العام 2021.

من خلال دورها الريادي في منتجات الأغشية الرقيقة الأحادية الاستخدام البديلة للبلاستيك، بما في ذلك أكياس التسوق المصنوعة من البوليميرات القابلة للذوبان في الماء لدى المستخدمين النهائيين، وتقنيات إعادة التدوير للأفضل من ناحية إدارة النفايات، تمكّنت شركة Purecog من التعاون بشكل وثيق مع إحدى المؤسسات، بدءاً من تقييم البصمة البيئية للمواد البلاستيكية الأحادية الاستخدام في جميع القطاعات وإصدار تقارير حولها، ثم عرض حلول عملية لتحسين الشهادة البيئية للشركة بالإضافة إلى تحسين حصيلة أعمالها.

في تعليق على تلك الأنباء، أشار مدير العمليات لدى شركة Purecog السيد بول غاندي قائلاً: “يتمتع فريقنا بتاريخه الريادي في إحداث التغيير على الصعيد العالمي في قطاع الأعمال المستدامة. يمنحنا ذلك مركزاً مميزاً فريداً من نوعه يتجاوز المنحنى الإقليمي ويؤهلنا لمساعدة مجموعة واسعة من الكيانات في انتقالها الحتمي نحو نظام الاقتصاد الدائري، من خلال مشاركة المعرفة وحلول المشكلات”.

ولهذه الأسباب، جمعت شركة Purecog فريقاً من الخبراء في الأعمال المستدامة من الطراز العالمي من أجل تحقيق هدف ثلاثي: الإنسان والكوكب والربح.

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Stratolaunch Completes Historic First Flight of Aircraft

World’s largest aircraft takes to the sky for its test flight over Mojave Desert

MOJAVE, California, April 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, founded by Paul G. Allen, today successfully completed the first flight of the world’s largest all-composite aircraft, the Stratolaunch. With a dual fuselage design and wingspan greater than the length of an American football field, the Stratolaunch aircraft took flight at 06:58 AM PDT from the Mojave Air & Space Port. Achieving a maximum speed of 189 miles per hour, the plane flew for 2.5 hours over the Mojave Desert at altitudes up to 17,000 feet. As part of the initial flight, the pilots evaluated aircraft performance and handling qualities before landing successfully back at the Mojave Air and Space Port.

“What a fantastic first flight,” said Jean Floyd, CEO of Stratolaunch. “Today’s flight furthers our mission to provide a flexible alternative to ground launched systems. We are incredibly proud of the Stratolaunch team, today’s flight crew, our partners at Northrup Grumman’s Scaled Composites and the Mojave Air and Space Port.”

The test team conducted standard aircraft testing exercises. Initial results from today’s test points include:

  • Performed a variety of flight control maneuvers to calibrate speed and test flight control systems, including roll doublets, yawing maneuvers, pushovers and pull-ups, and steady heading side slips.
  • Conducted simulated landing approach exercises at a max altitude of 15,000 feet mean sea level.

The Stratolaunch aircraft is a mobile launch platform that will enable airline-style access to space that is convenient, affordable and routine. The reinforced center wing can support multiple launch vehicles, weighing up to a total of 500,000 pounds.

“We all know Paul would have been proud to witness today’s historic achievement,” said Jody Allen, Chair of Vulcan Inc. and Trustee of the Paul G. Allen Trust. “The aircraft is a remarkable engineering achievement and we congratulate everyone involved.”

For more information, please visit www.stratolaunch.com/news-and-features for fact sheet, aerial images and video of first flight. Please also follow @Stratolaunch on Twitter for the latest updates.

About  Stratolaunch  Systems Corporation
Founded in 2011 by Paul G. Allen, Stratolaunch Systems Corporation believes in safeguarding Earth for future generations. We do this by enabling convenient, affordable, and routine, airline-style access to space that empowers the world’s problem solvers – so that they can collect rich and actionable data and drive advancements in science, research, and technology from space.

Fly to orbit with Stratolaunch.

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Justice minister takes part in accountability conference in Doha

Amman, The International Conference on “National, Regional and International Mechanisms to Combat Impunity and Ensure Accountability under International Law”, organized by Qatar’s National Human Rights Commission, in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (NHRC) and the European Parliament, kicked off in Doha, with the participation of Minister of Justice Bassam Talhouni.

The two-day conference will review the relevant principles of international law, particularly the Basic Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Remedy and Reparation for Victims of Gross Violations of International Human Rights Law, and the updated set of principles for the protection and promotion of human rights, the ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

During the conference, Talhouni said the Jordanian Constitution enshrines the principles of justice and equality since its declaration in 1952 and guarantees the basic principles of human rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the subsequent treaties and agreements.

The 1991 Jordanian National Charter also affirms Jordan’s commitment to human rights and political pluralism, the minister noted, adding it defines Jordan as a democratic state that adheres to the principle of the rule of law and derives its legitimacy from the free will of the people and is committed to providing legal, judicial and administrative guarantees for the protection of human rights and fundamental dignity and freedoms.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Agriculture ministry denies online reports on locusts

Amman, The Ministry of Agriculture denied presence of locusts on the Jordanian territory, and footages on the social media refer to insects that are similar to locusts, or some kind of butterflies, and grasshoppers.

“The ministry is still working on tracking any changes in locusts and has full readiness to deal with it,” Ministry of Agriculture spokesman Lawrence Majali told “Petra” on Sunday, calling on seeking accuracy in this regard.

Grasshoppers are local insects that do not have a negative impact on crops and feed on weeds and grasses and move in groups, he said, adding “the spread of grasshoppers is due to the high level of rain precipitation this year, which led to the hatching of a high percentage of eggs.”

Source: Jordan News Agency

Several injuries in nightclub shooting in Australia

Amman, Multiple people have been injured in a shooting in the Australian city of Melbourne early Sunday, the Australian Police announced.

The Police did not give any more details including the condition of the injured, but said the shooting occurred in Melbourne’s Prahran district, saying the exact circumstances are still being established.

“Investigators believe multiple people were shot outside a nightclub near Little Chapel Street and Malvern Road about 3:20 am,” the Police added.

According to AFP, two men arrived to the hospital in a critical condition while two others suffered minor injuries.

A police spokeswoman said the shooting was not believed to be linked to terrorism. Investigators were probing links to motorcycle gangs, The Age newspaper in Melbourne reported.

Police are investigating the incident, but no one has been arrested so far.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Senate committee meets Spanish envoy

Amman, The Senate’s Jordanian-Spanish Friendship Committee, chaired by Senator Issa Murad, on Sunday discussed boosting bilateral cooperation with Spain’s Ambassador to Jordan, Aranzazu Banon Davalos.

Murad described the ties between Jordan and Spain as “deep-rooted and historical,” stressing the need to activate the agreements signed to enhance cooperation in various fields, especially in the parliamentary, economic, and tourism fields.

During the meeting, he pointed to the similar stances the two countries have on a number of political issues, especially the need to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East.

Davalos commended His Majesty King Abdullah’s efforts to achieve peace and stability in the region, expressing understanding of the heavy burdens the Kingdom is facing as a result of regional instability.

Members of the committee discussed the Palestinian cause which is key to resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict and the achieving peace in the region.

Source: Jordan News Agency