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West Bengal Urban Development Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Firhad Hakim was elected Mayor of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Monday. Mr. Hakim, the first Muslim Mayor of the city’s civic body since Independence, was nominated for the contest by TMC chairperson Mamata Banerjee after Sovan Chatterjee resigned from the post.Mr. Hakim secured votes of 121 councillors in the 144-member KMC to win the election. BJP candidate Meena Devi Purohit could manage the support of only five councillors from her own party. The councillors of the Left parties and the Congress did not participate. Mr. Hakim said that his primary objective will be to serve the people of the city.
Hydrogen is just about the cleanest fuel you can imagine: The only exhaust it produces is water. A simple way to produce hydrogen is electrolysis, which uses electric current to split hydrogen and oxygen atoms in water molecules apart. To do that, researchers stick two metal plates connected to a power source into pure water. When electricity passes through the plates, called electrodes, hydrogen appears at the cathode and oxygen at the anode. Until now, scientists have had to use precious metals like platinum for the electrodes, because these metals conduct electricity efficiently and do not decay easily in water. But the prohibitive cost of such metals limits the technology’s application in large-scale industrial processes. Now, a team has found a cheaper alternative: nickel metal coated with nickel oxide and attached to carbon nanotubes. Using the nickel electrodes, the team made a water splitter that runs on an ordinary 1.5-volt battery, as shown in the picture above. As of now, the electrodes lasts only days in water, but the researchers hope to improve the material—described today in Nature Materials—so it would last weeks or months—and save hydrogen producers billions of dollars.
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Indian students are increasingly choosing to study in New Zealand, which has the world’s best education system according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s ‘Educating for the Future Index’. Education New Zealand has launched a 2018 global campaign to take the ‘Future-Proof Yourself’ message to students, as well as a series of dedicated promotions for Indian students. Read it at IEN Related Items
India is now the second largest immigrant source to the United States after only Mexico. In 2005, 84,681 Indians immigrated to the U.S. compared to 161,445 Mexicans. California attracted almost 17% of all Indian immigrants followed by New Jersey and Texas. Here is how the Indian immigrants fanned out across the United States. Indian nonimmigrant visitors to America are also on the rise, currently ranking ninth.Distribution of Indian Immigrants 2005 REGIONNUMBERPERCENTCalifornia 14,724 17.4%New Jersey 9,624 11.4%Texas 7,139 8.4%New York 6,693 7.9%Illinois 5,978 7.1%Florida 3,714 4.4%Georgia 3,671 4.3%Michigan 3,595 4.2%Pennsylvania3,3624.0%Massachusetts 3,100 3.7%Virginia 2,776 3.3%Ohio 1,9842.3%Maryland 1,7852.1%North Carolina1,7742.1%Washington 1,747 2.1%Connecticut 1,5711.9%Tennessee 9001.1%Wisconsin 876 1.0%Minnesota 8301.0%Missouri 786 0.9%Arizona 7390.9%Indiana 621 0.7%South Carolina5290.6%Colorado 516 0.6%Kentucky 5110.6%Kansas 460 0.5%New Hampshire4590.5%Delaware 439 0.5%Alabama 4310.5%Oregon 405 0.5%Oklahoma3730.4%Louisiana 318 0.4%Iowa 315 0.4%Nevada2530.3%Mississippi 2240.3%Arkansas 2150.3%Nebraska 1680.2%Rhode Island 1650.2%New Mexico 1500.2%Utah 147 0.2%West Virginia1330.2%Maine 108 0.1%Idaho 75 0.1%Vermont 740.1%District of Columbia600.1%North Dakota 49 0.1%Hawaii 28 0.0%South Dakota230.0%Alaska 15 0.0%Montana140.0%Total 84,681100.0%Nonimmigrant admissions 2005United Kingdom5,087,096Mexico4,774,161Japan 4,400,386Germany1,711,425France 1,309,830South Korea 876,554Italy810,137Australia 702,097India665,202Netherlands 642,256Brazil636,111Spain507,545China505,462Ireland469,869Colombia 412,256Venezuela396,828Sweden345,708Taiwan340,759Israel339,448 Related Items
West Indies’ star allrounder Andre Russell said on Monday that it wasn’t good on the part of compatriot Marlon Samuels to put his padded legs on the table, during the entire press conference, as he replied to the questions of the mediapersons after the World Twenty20 win.Samuels struck an unbeaten 85 to steer West Indies to victory over England in the World T20 final recently to bag their second World title. Samuels, who was named the man-of-the-match, addressed the media in a carefree style.”A lot of people ask me if he (Samuels) is from Jamaica. He is from Jamaica but he is a different Jamaican. He is a confident fellow. He has won the World T20 twice. He played a tremendous knock against Sri Lanka in 2012 and he had done it again in the final against England this year,” Russell said.”I heard that when he went inside the post match press conference, he did put his foot up. I don’t know how to explain that but it wasn’t good. But at the same time, being a world champion for me was a very good feeling. Cricket continues and goes on. I did celebrate for a week and then that’s it, then came back to IPL as it all started. That was hilarious from Marlon,” the 27-year-old said. (Marlon Samuels fined for using abusive language during World T20 final ) Russell has enjoyed a good run so far in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The former champions have won four of their five matches to be at the top of the IPL table with eight points.advertisement”The IPL has been good for us. Can’t complain, win four lost one. We want to keep the momentum going and have the winning run going from here as well. Happy to be with the team, wonderful environment. I am relaxed, composed. Don’t want to be too excited and then not do well after that. We want to play positive and want to go step by step and win the title,” Russell said.Veteran Australian spinner Brad Hogg, Russell’s team-mate at KKR, praised West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine, after the latter returned to action in the IPL after changing his bowling action.”Sunil did really work hard on his action. A lot of respect goes to Sunil. He has been really put under fire. I don’t want to be too liberal on it. He has rectified and got a fantastic action now. He is now very hard to pick. I am very pleased with what Sunil has done, the way he has approached it and comeback into the game and I hope he comes back to international cricket as well,” Hogg said.
Continue Reading Previous Leveraging FPGAs for deep learningNext NASA’s InSight probe makes successful landing Digital transactions require secured yet user-friendly solutions. This applies all the more so for Blockchain applications where the user credentials are one of the most critical security aspects of the system. With its new Blockchain Security 2Go starter kit, Infineon Technologies provides FinTechs and blockchain designers a fast and easy way to build hardware-based security into their systems.The starter kit contains five NFC smart cards based on Infineon’s security controller with blockchain crypto features for several blockchains. Additionally, an open source android app for Ethereum and Smart contract examples is provided. The NFC smart cards help blockchain system designers to easily integrate hardware-based security and quickly develop first prototypes of the blockchain application. The security tokens – whether smart cards, dongles or solutions for mobile devices – allow users to securely generate their unique public and private key pairs, authenticate with PIN and sign their data and digital transactions. All the user credentials can be stored in the security controller and hence be protected from remote attacks on software or the micro-architecture and especially from physical attacks in case the token is stolen or lost.A blockchain is a decentralized digital ledger system of data (chain of blocks) that are cryptographically linked to the previous one. Though convenient, storing blockchain user credentials on a computer or a cellphone can be extremely risky: an attacker may identify and read out sensitive information such as the highly confidential private key of the user. This could even be done remotely – through software attacks – so that the attacker would have full control over that blockchain identity and its currency, assets, ID, contracts, etc. Similarly, if a user forgets or loses the credentials, the usage of the assets is lost as credentials typically cannot be centrally restored. It is essential to increase access security by integrating a token based on hardware security into the application that protects from software and physical attacks alike.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components, Tools & Software
zoom Mexican antitrust authorities have fined seven shipping companies for a number of collusions which led to a rise in prices on Ro-Ro shipping routes in Mexico.The companies in question are the Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV), Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line), K Line America, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), Mitsui OSK Bulk Shipping (MOBUSA), Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL).Mexican antitrust commission COFECE informed that the fines amounted to about MXN 582 million (USD 32 million).Under the agreements, the parties assigned transport routes to shippers between five Mexican ports, including Altamira, Veracruz, Manzanillo, Mazatlán and Lázaro Cárdenas, and between Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, and Belgium.The companies were involved in nine separate agreements, covering a period from 2009 to 2015, related to shipping of cars, and farm and construction machinery, which “reduced the competitive pressure and increased the costs of services provided to companies in the automotive sector.”World Maritime News Staff
You know you are old when you realise that today’s conversation is a repeat of the past. That’s how I feel when I hear the current chatter about the potential of rainwater harvesting to fix the problem of water scarcity in our cities and villages. For years now, we have known the importance of harvesting rain from rooftops and hill catchments and holding it in underground reservoirs, aquifers, lakes and ponds. Then why have we not made this technology work? Why have we failed to use this knowledge? This is what we must ask. Also Read – A special kind of bondLet me tell you how I learnt about rainwater harvesting. It was back in the 1990s when Anil Agarwal, then director of the Centre for Science and Environment, was at the wheels of his new Maruti 800—red in colour. We were on our way to see grazing land regeneration in Bikaner. Suddenly there was something different on the ground. Anil stopped. He wanted to know what he was seeing. It was in the shape of a flying saucer or an upside-down cup on a paved ground. We got off the car, walked over to the settlement and asked, “What is this?” As is often the case in India, such stupid questions from city people get very patient replies. Also Read – Insider threat management”It is our water system, our kundi.” It made no sense. They explained. “See, we pave the ground with lime and make it drain to the middle. Then when it rains, even a little, all the water is harvested and channelised into the well, which is covered so that there is no contamination.” This small explanation changed our world. Changed it literally. Anil calculated that the structure had huge potential. One hectare of land with just 100 millimetre (mm) of rain—that’s what deserts get on an average—is capable of harvesting 1 million litres of water. Not small. A family of five would not need more than 10-15 litres a day for drinking and cooking. This comes to 4,000-5,000 litres in a year. This means one hectare can harvest enough water to meet the needs of 200-300 families. Later, a few more experiences shaped my understanding of not just the potential of rainwater harvesting but its connection with all of us. We were in Cherrapunji, the wettest place on Earth or at least that’s what I was taught in school. There, in a small government guest house, I saw a big sign—water is precious, please use it carefully. Amazing. A place with 14,000 mm of rain, enough to fill a high ceiling stadium, faces shortage of water! Anil and I had just returned from Jaisalmer—a city that had built a flourishing civilisation and a stunning fort of yellow sandstone despite receiving only 50-100 mm of rain. The answer we found was in the way the city had planned its rainwater harvesting, from rooftops to tanks—all to build a water-secure future. Anil was so fascinated by this learning that he spent the next few years of his life teaching Indians the value of the raindrop. We have put this learning together in our 1997 book, Dying Wisdom: Rise, fall and potential of India’s traditional water harvesting systems, which explains the sheer intricacy, innovation, and ingenuity of the knowledge. Every region of the country had its own unique method of harvesting rain, storing it and then using it. Every system had been adapted, in fact, evolved, to meet the special ecological needs, yet each system was an engineering marvel, designed to make the best of the region’s rain endowment. Why then did the wisdom die? First, the State took control from the local community or the households as the provider or supplier of water. This meant that harvesting rain was no longer a priority. Second, local groundwater, which was recharged using rainwater, was replaced by surface water, brought often from long distances in canals. This is why rainwater harvesting has remained an idea whose time has still not come. The State cannot harvest rain; people have to be involved. It has to be done in every house; every colony; every village; and for every catchment. The incentive to do this only comes when we are dependent on groundwater for our needs. If cities and even villages get piped water, from distant sources, who will harvest rain and why? The other problem is we have not understood the science and art of harvesting rain on land. So, the catchments—land where the rain falls—have been encroached upon or distributed in the name of land-reform. The drains that channelised rain to underground storage have been built upon or destroyed. Then how will we harvest the raindrop? We can’t and we won’t. This is why the cycle of drought and flood will continue and get exacerbated. So let us really learn from the wisdom that we have ignored and allowed to die.(The author is Director General of Centre for Science and Environment and the Editor of Down To Earth magazine. Views expressed are strictly personal)
By Alexandra KrauskaRabat – Medicins Sans Frontieres reported Thursday that almost 200 Nigerian refugees have died from starvation and malnutrition in the past month while in the Bama refugee camp.MSF has been unable to access the Nigerian refugee camp previously, but travelled there with a military escort. Many children in the camp were diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition and sent to an MSF feeding center. The refugees were fleeing from Boko Haram, the terrorist organization that recently joined ISIS and now calls itself the ISIS of West Africa. “Boko Haram” means “Western education is prohibited,” in Hausa, the local language. The group claimed an area in northeast Nigeria as its “caliphate.” In the 7 years of the rebellion, around 20,000 people have been killed, and more than 2 million people have been displaced. Boko Haram is also responsible for the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in 2014.24,000 refugees have arrived at the refugee camp in Bama, though this camp is difficult for MSF or Nigerian authorities to access. Almost 1,200 people were evacuated from June 13th to 15th in order to receive medical care. Many of the refugees remain in a “dire situation.”The MSF head of mission in Nigeria, Ghada Hatim, said, “This is the first time MSF has been able to access Bama, but we already know the needs of the people there are beyond critical. We are treating malnourished children in medical facilities in Maiduguri and see the trauma on the faces of our patients who have witnessed and survived many horrors.”
Audio Playerhttp://colombogazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/VIGNESARAN-EDITED-VOICE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Chief Ministerial candidate for the Northern Province, C.V. Wigneswaran says the 13th Amendment to the constitution has its shortcomings but yet it cannot be changed without consulting India.Wigneswaran said that the 13th Amendment came about as a solution to address issues faced by Tamils. He also said that Tamils in Sri Lanka do have issues and it is “shocking” if the Sinhalese majority are not aware of that.Wigneswaran is also confident that the Tamils in the North will vote for the TNA at the election and not fall prey to the false assurances given by the government. (Colombo Gazette) He said that the Tamils had put forward several proposals for the Indo-Lanka accord but everything was not accepted and so the 13th Amendment, in his view, has some shortcomings. “This is an international agreement. This came about following an agreement between India and Sri Lanka. But if it is going to be changed then India must be consulted,” he said.
The Women in Business awards want you, especially if you’re an educator or student.Nominations are being sought in a new educator category at the awards, which celebrate the achievements of local businesswomen and the differences they’ve made to the community.The educator award recognizes an outstanding woman educator who shows dedication and inspires her students.All nominees must be full-time educators.The awards also celebrate up and coming women in the world of business with a nod to female post-secondary students in business, marketing and event management programs, who are leaders in their discipline. Nominees must be full-time students.This is the 12th year for the annual awards. Judges consider success in role model experience, community contributions and community recognition among other criteria in five categories.Nominations are due Monday, Dec. 10 and can be returned to the St. Catharines Standard, Niagara Falls Review or Welland Tribune offices.The awards will be handed out at a ceremony in February.For more information, see the nomination form.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The head of SC Johnson, the company that makes household products like Windex and Drano, is threatening to sue Oklahoma’s attorney general for using its “family company” tagline when referring to the similarly named company Johnson & Johnson.Wisconsin-based SC Johnson’s Chief Executive Officer H. Fisk Johnson sent Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter a second letter this week threatening legal action.Hunter on Monday won a $572 million judgment for Oklahoma against New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson and its pharmaceutical subsidiaries over the state’s opioid crisis.A spokesman for Hunter’s office says any reference in the state’s legal briefs to Johnson & Johnson as a family-oriented company was inadvertent and “regrettable.”Johnson & Johnson makes consumer products like Band-Aid and Johnson’s Baby Powder.The Associated Press
A group of Edmonton-area volunteer farmers have raised an expected half a million dollars to help fight hunger around the world.Close to a dozen combines ran across 295 acres of barley outside of Fort Saskatchewan over the weekend as farmers with Share The Harvest hauled in this year’s yield. The grain the group harvested will now be sold mostly to Asian markets with all proceeds being donated to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to help provide farm training and finance farming projects in African, Asian and South American countries.“A lot of the money raised is used in those areas to help improve, (such as) designing water trenches, to help move water across the land,” said Keith Goutbeck, director of Share The Harvest. “It’s also making it so those countries, places that struggle to have the education, can get educated to be self-sustaining.”Goutbeck said they were able to harvest over $100,000 this year. That money will be matched four times over by the federal government, ringing the final price up to an expected $500,000.“We were able to complete our 295-acre field but it was very wet barley, it was 26 per cent moisture content, which is considered very high, so we’ll have to do a lot of grain drying,” said Shaun Galloway, who helps organize the event. “But in the end it was a very good yielding. It was 100 bushels an acre and that’s after we allow for shrinkage.”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below. The harvested land was donated by Suncor, while all the seeding, fertilizer and other materials used during the growing season were all donated by local agricultural businesses. Share The Harvest also allows members of the public to sponsor an acre of land for $300. Galloway said each sponsored acre can help boost donated funds by $1,600.“We will grow the crop for them, they don’t even have to get their fingers dirty,” said Galloway. “It’s pretty good leverage for a donor to see their gift make a significant impact.”Galloway said Share The Harvest was just one of 212 different ag-industry growing projects across the country.Over 100 people were treated to a barbecue at this year’s email@example.com/dylanshort_ Ian Kucerak / Postmedia Keith Goutbeck, one of the organizers of the 2019 Share The Harvest event, shows the tee barley that was harvested for the Canadian Foograins Bank this past weekend, in Sturgeon County, on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.
Ibrahima Fall, who since 1997 has served as Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, will also head the new UN Office for West Africa, based in Dakar, Senegal. Mr. Fall previously served from 1992 to 1997 as Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights and Director of the Centre for Human Rights in Geneva. He was also a former Government Minister in his native Senegal.
Video of Council meeting [2hrs 28mins] Briefing the Council on plans for the Committee’s 14th quarter, covering January to March of this year, and also outlined in a six-page letter, Ambassador Andrey Denisov of the Russian Federation said the meeting would take place from 26 to 28 January in Almaty, Kazakhstan.The CTC had received 551 reports, 191 first reports from all UN Member States, six from other entities, and the remainder being second, third and fourth reports from various countries, he told the Council, under the presidency for January of Argentine Ambassador César Mayoral.Mr. Denisov added, however, that 75 countries had missed submission deadlines and were creating problems for the inadequately staffed CTC Executive Directorate.Besides, effective monitoring of counter-terrorism resolutions called for more than reviewing reports. It also needed recommendations and technical assistance. In that regard, the Executive Directorate’s experts were drafting their first assessments to several Member States, Mr. Denisov said.In his presidential statement of response on behalf of the Council, Mr. Mayoral said the Council should pursue the agenda outlined.The CTC should ensure that its Executive Directorate would soon become fully operational and it should “take additional measures to enhance cooperation with the Al-Qaeda/Taliban Sanctions Committee” and with the Security Council’s “1540 committee” on nuclear non-proliferation, as well as initiate contacts with the Council committee considering additional anti-terrorist sanctions, Mr. Mayoral said.The statement also called on the 75 States to urgently submit their reports, “in order to maintain the universality of response which the threat of terrorism and the implementation of resolution 1373 require.”That text, adopted in the wake of the 11 September 2001 terror attacks against the United States, places wide-ranging obligations on the part of countries to prevent, fight and prosecute terrorist acts, as well as to make periodic reports.
The body of a 61-year-old security guard from Region Two was on Thursday evening discovered lying motionless in his bedroom.Dead is Tamraadhouj Ramcharran of Richmond Village on the Essequibo Coast. According to information received, he was living alone and was last seen by neighbours around 22:00hrs on November 9. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEssequibian discovered dead on New Year’s morningJanuary 2, 2018In “Crime”Essequibo father of 5 dies following incarcerationJanuary 21, 2019In “Crime”Body of man found floating in canal at CharitySeptember 6, 2017In “latest news” Ramcharran’s home where his body was discoveredThis publication was informed that Ramcharran would usually speak with his neighbours often. However, after two days had passed without hearing from him, one of the neighbours visited his home and discovered the elderly man lying motionless. A report was made to the Anna Regina Police Station.Police then visited the scene and examined the body which reportedly bore no marks of violence.His body was then taken to the Suddie Public Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead and was later transported to the Suddie Mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.
A multidisciplinary team of engineers from the University of Nottingham and Teledyne e2v are to receive this year’s Colin Campbell Mitchell Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering for developing MicroHammer, a revolutionary process for extracting copper from its ore using microwave technology, reducing the energy consumption of copper processing plants by over 20%. The team will be presented with the award at the Academy’s AGM in London on 18 September.The team, which includes Professor Sam Kingman and Dr Chris Dodds from the University of Nottingham and Dr Ewan Livingstone, Paul Burleigh and David English from Teledyne e2v, combined their skills in microwave technology and engineering to develop the largest microwave processing system ever constructed, capable of processing up to 3,000 t of rock per hour. Copper is one of the world’s most widely used metals, playing an integral role in many sectors from construction to power generation and transmission. Although global demand is increasing rapidly, with copper a vital material for nearly all electrical devices, the quality of copper reserves is in decline with both the percentage of copper and the size of grains found in ores decreasing.“Current extraction techniques require enormous amounts of energy, with an estimated 5% of the world’s electricity used to fine grind rocks in mineral processing plants. MicroHammer, which uses microwave energy to separate copper grains from the ore, reduces the energy needed to extract copper by over 20% and boosts production by almost a third. By exposing rocks to powerful microwave energy for a fraction of a second, MicroHammer heats and expands the copper grains, causing them to split from the encasing rock. The microfractures, which are smaller than the width of a human hair, weaken the host rock and make it possible to extract the copper without completely grinding the ore. Using microwaves to create fractures in mineral ores has been a topic of academic study for several years, but presented real challenges in demonstrating it was possible at a commercial scale in a mining environment.”Working with one of the world’s largest metals and mining corporations, Rio Tinto, who funded the project, the team have designed a system that contains and focuses hundreds of kilowatts of microwave energy and can be safely used in the harsh operating conditions of a mine. The demonstration system processes over 150 t of rock per hour, and, using numerical simulation and experimental validation, the team have demonstrated this can be expanded to thousands of tonnes per hour – the scale needed for sustainable commercial use.Professor Sam Kingman, the project’s academic lead, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham, said: “Our collaboration with Teledyne e2v has been the key to unlocking the potential that this technology has offered for decades, but no one has been able to access due to significant technical challenges. It is a great honour to receive this award which recognises the contributions of a significant number of people both at the University of Nottingham and at Teledyne e2v. We are now well placed to take this technology to market and deliver one of the most significant impacts to mineral processing since the development of froth flotation.”Paul Burleigh, project lead at Teledyne e2v, said: “It’s exciting to be part of a team that has developed a technological solution that will make a real difference in creating sustainability in the supply of materials that underpin economic and social development across the globe. Though receiving the award in person, it’s important to remember that this is on behalf of the wider team who have delivered the innovative steps and engineering solutions to the challenges that have been overcome.”Professor Raffaella Ocone FREng FRSE, Chair of the Royal Academy of Engineering Awards Committee, said: “The tremendous amounts of electricity needed to extract copper from low grade sources has left the mining industry in an unsustainable position and in desperate need of a new technological solution. The MicroHammer process developed by the team from the University of Nottingham and Teledyne e2v is a tremendous breakthrough, not just in saving energy but in helping to ensure that copper supply meets global demand. The achievements of the team make them worthy winners of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Colin Campbell Mitchell Award.”The Colin Campbell Mitchell award is awarded annually to an engineer or small team of engineers who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of any field of UK engineering.