From the Mag: a selection of stories from the June issue

first_imgFrom the Mag: a selection of stories from the June issuepv magazine’s June edition touches down in Israel to assess the solar mood on the ground, heads to a farm in Germany to inspect a latest technique in LED flashing, and examines how the mining industry is turning to PV in its many hours of need. June 8, 2015 Ian Clover Installations Legal Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Published to coincide with this week’s hotly anticipated Intersolar Europe Exhibition in Munich, Germany, the June edition of pv magazine is packed with a 20-page special looking at the top 50 array-changing components set to be unveiled at the show. Subscribers can peruse the entire issue right now online, but for all you non-subscribers out there, here is an appetite-whetting teaser of the three articles you can enjoy online, for free, right now… Waiting for a starFollowing March’s elections, pv magazine’s intrepid reporter Max Hall headed to Israel to assess the solar mood in a country that has promised so much, delivered a fair bit, and discussed at great length its PV ambitions. Policy uncertainty was a certainty, with many of the country’s leading solar advocates telling pv magazine that the industry has been “in survival mode” for a few years now. Having installed 195 MW of solar PV capacity in 2013, and an encouraging 300 MW last year, forecasts from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) suggest that the market will grow by around 250 MW this year. Right now, the sector is awaiting clarification from Israel’s Public Utilities Authority (PUA), which will set out the guidelines as to how exactly the proposed 340 MW of new solar (as per last October’s government-backed quota) will be apportioned, developed and supported. “The effectiveness of the management of renewables by the government is to blame for the three-year drought in PV,” said Arava Power CEO Jon Cohen. The government has pledged to source 10% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, but there are rumblings among both the solar sector and environmentalists over the feasibility of this goal.From farm to flashScientists at Zurich University of Applied Sciences were busying themselves at a farm in Germany earlier this year, stripping modules from a 1.2 MW array and carting them off into an old barn. Inside, pv magazine found the team flashing each module with a newly developed LED mobile flashing device, testing for nominal power and – even more interestingly – the efficacy of each module’s bypass diodes. The technology and technique is at its early stages, but pv magazine learned that the flasher is able to flash modules at a distance of just 5 cm, and can be managed by a team of two, making it possible for testing to be done on modules while in situ in the field or on the rooftop. According to Daniel Schär of Zurich University, the flasher can test around 500 modules a day, and can accurately test which modules’ bypass diodes are faulty, thus enabling system owners to identify where repairs or replacements are needed. Mining smart management and storageAlthough never the closest of bedfellows, the mining industry in many of the world’s most mine-active locations is now looking to solar PV as a solution to their off-grid needs. In territories that have high solar irradiation – such as Chile, South Africa and parts of Australia – mining activity is also robust, and it is solar-powered off-grid applications that are proving most reliable and cost-effective as a source of power for these energy-intensive operations. Many large-scale, multi-MW solar arrays are now being planned by the developers of these extractive operations, including a 10.6 MW plant in Australia and a 150 MW PV project in South Africa, which would meet 20% of the Sibanye Gold operation’s energy needs. And interestingly, many of these new PV developments are tailor-made to be re-deployable elsewhere. “The concept of re-deployable solar plants overcomes the barriers and risks associated with permanent installations,” said renewable and mining expert Thomas Hillig. 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Kyle Busch grabs top spot in final New Hampshire practice

first_imgRELATED: Final practice results | Truex on pole | Weekend scheduleKyle Busch secured the top spot in final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.Busch, a two-time New Hampshire winner, clocked a fast lap of 130.950 mph around the 1.058-mile track. Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota is scheduled to start seventh in Sunday’s Overton’s 301 (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin tied for second on the leaderboard, posting identical speeds of 130.568 mph. Truex’s Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota will lead the 39-car field to green after claiming the Coors Light Pole in Friday qualifying. Hamlin’s speed came in a back-up car, unloaded after his primary car was damaged in a crash in opening practice.Kyle Larson landed the fourth-fastest spot in final practice at 130.514 mph in the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet. Larson will start last in Sunday’s 301-lapper after his apparent pole-winning qualifying speed was disallowed Friday.Chase Elliott completed the top five, just ahead of Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson in the 55-minute final tune-up.Aric Almirola, set to make his first start after a seven-race absence because of injury, was 21st-fastest in the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Ford. Almirola has been sidelined since suffering a broken back in a May 13 crash at Kansas Speedway.Seven teams had time deducted from Saturday’s final practice for either failing pre-race inspection last week at Kentucky Speedway or pre-qualifying inspection Friday at New Hampshire — or both. The following teams were held for 15 minutes:Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford of Kevin HarvickHendrick Motorsports No. 24 Chevrolet of Chase ElliottHendrick Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet of Dale Earnhardt Jr.The following teams were docked 30 minutes of time in final practice:Stewart-Haas Racing No. 14 Ford of Clint BowyerChip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet of Kyle LarsonFurniture Row Racing No. 77 Toyota of Erik JonesCircle Sport/The Motorsports Group No. 33 Chevrolet of Jeffrey EarnhardtTruex tops in Saturday early practiceRELATED: Practice 2 results | Best 10-lap timesCoors Light Pole winner Martin Truex Jr. backed up his show of speed Saturday morning in the second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.Truex, the series’ points leader, registered the fastest lap in the 55-minute session, driving the Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota to a 131.338 mph speed. He’ll start first in Sunday’s Overton’s 301 (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) on the 1.058-mile track.Kyle Larson, second to Truex in the standings, was also second to Truex on the practice leaderboard, just .001 seconds back at 131.333 mph in the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet. Larson had initially taken first place in Friday’s qualifying, but his speed was disallowed after his car failed post-qualifying inspection for an unapproved rear decklid fin.Jimmie Johnson was third-fastest in the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet at 131.184 mph, just ahead of his teammate Chase Elliott in fourth (131.162). Brad Keselowski rounded out the top five (131.071) in the Team Penske No. 2 Ford.Aric Almirola, in the midst of his first race weekend since breaking his back in a May 13 crash at Kansas, was 25th-fastest in the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Ford.Teams experimented with different racing grooves after track workers re-applied the PJ1 traction agent in the turns. Officials added to the bottom lane and then extended the top lane with a four-foot wide strip of the traction compound before Saturday’s on-track activity.last_img read more

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How to Help Others the Right Way

first_imgTIME:I’ve posted a number of times about how helping others makes you happier. But I know this leaves some people scratching their heads:How much should I help others? How often? Will I be exploited? Will I end up resenting people I love if they don’t reciprocate?We all know selfless givers who are taken advantage of and taken for granted. Nobody wants to feel like a sucker.So this simple thing doesn’t seem so simple — and it feels safer to just be selfish no matter what fancy research and your conscience might tell you.Adam Grant has a wonderful book, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, which directly tackles this issue and provides some firm answers grounded in research. To help others the right way, give these tips a shot.Read the whole story: TIME More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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NEWS SCAN: Safety of imported foods, H5N1 steps in Cambodia, mutated H5N1 in mice, polio in Pakistan

first_imgMar 1, 2013FDA launches plan for bolstering safety of food importsThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday released its “International Food Safety Capacity-Building Plan” for bolstering food safety in countries that export food to the United States. The agency intends to improve food safety training abroad, enhance communication with foreign health officials, and explore developing a foreign inspection report equivalent to a domestic inspection report, according to the new plan. It fulfills one of the mandates of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011. The plan details four goals: (1) ensuring FDA food safety efficiency, (2) monitoring international food safety initiatives, (3) supporting the exchange of information between the FDA and foreign governments, and (4) enhancing training of foreign food manufacturers and auditors, with a push for universal lab-testing techniques. The plan “charts a direction for how FDA will prioritize its capacity-building efforts based on risk, and how the agency will work in partnership with counterpart authorities, industry, and other organizations in order to achieve lasting food safety results,” according to the report. Michael Taylor, JD, FDA deputy commissioner of foods and veterinary medicine, said in a letter accompanying the report, “Capacity building is one tool in a larger toolbox FSMA has provided for FDA to hold imported foods to the same standards as domestic foods.”Feb 28 FDA reportFDA International Capacity Building Web siteCambodia’s prime minister orders coordinated actions to stem H5N1The prime minister of Cambodia, Hun Sen, has issued a directive to police and agriculture and health leaders to take joint action to stop the spread of H5N1 avian flu in the country, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today. Cambodia has seen nine human cases of the infection, eight of them fatal, already this year, and 30 human cases and 27 deaths since 2005. Part of the new Cambodia directive is an order to disinfect all poultry farms and markets across the country as well as to monitor birds’ health and stop illicit poultry transport across the country’s borders. Cambodians have been told to wash their hands frequently, to not eat infected birds, and to keep children away from birds.Mar 1 AFP articleFeb 26 CIDRAP News story on latest H5N1 death in CambodiaStudy: Single H5N1 mutation confers increased viral growth in miceA single mutation in the H5N1 avian flu virus that affects the pH at which the hemagglutinin protein is activated also simultaneously reduces its capacity to infect ducks and enhances its capacity to grow in mice, according to a study yesterday in the Journal of Virology. Researchers from St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis studied a previously lab-mutated version of the influenza H5N1 virus called K58I that resists acid activation and loses its capacity to infect ducks. Because the upper airways of mammals are more acidic than infected tissues of birds, they hypothesized that the virus may be more infective in mammals. In fact, their study found that K58I grows 100-fold better than wild-type H5N1 in the nasal cavities of mice and is 50% more lethal. In addition, K58I did not kill any infected ducks, whereas wild-type H5N1 killed 66% of them. “A single mutation that eliminates H5N1 growth in ducks simultaneously enhances the capacity of H5N1 to grow in mice,” said Charles J. Russell, PhD, one of the authors, in a press release from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), which publishes the journal. “We conclude that enhanced resistance to acid inactivation helps adapt H5N1 influenza virus from an avian to a mammalian host.” The press release also noted that both the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the St. Jude Institutional Biosafety Committee concluded that the study failed to meet the definition of dual-use research of concern (DURC), a title applied to studies that can be used for good or bad ends.Feb 28 J Virol studyFeb 28 ASM press releaseFeb 28 J Virol editorial on the studyNew polio case in Pakistan as WHO moves to address attacks on health workersA 2-year-old child in Pakistan has polio, the fourth case in the country this year, according to The News International today. The child is from the village of Salar Kaly, which is in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, home to two of the other polio victims. Pakistan is one of only three countries in which polio still has not been eradicated, along with Afghanistan and Nigeria. Efforts on the part of public health workers to vaccinate children in these countries have been thwarted by attacks supposedly backed by militant Muslim leaders who see vaccination programs as a conspiracy of Western medicine, Reuters reported today. Leaders of the World Health Organization (WHO) will meet with Islamic officials next week in Egypt to discuss how to stop the attacks. The WHO’s aim is to eradicate polio globally by 2018, a goal the agency says is within reach if vaccination efforts can continue. Public health efforts have been able to cut the number of polio cases worldwide from 350,000 in 1988 to 225 in 2012.Mar 1 News International articleMar 1 Reuters articleFeb 26 CIDRAP News item on most recent attacklast_img read more

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Atlantic Petroleum sheds Norwegian assets and licenses

first_imgAtlantic Petroleum’s fully owned subsidiary Atlantic Petroleum Norge (APN) has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with M Vest Energy for the sale of its Norwegian activities for the consideration of NOK 1. The Norwegian activities include all of Atlantic Petroleum Norge’s assets and licenses, the liabilities of the licences, the employees and a cash balance of approx. NOK 19MM to be adjusted for costs and expenses from the date of the transaction, January 1, 2016, to closing, Atlantic Petroleum said on Wednesday.According to the parent company, subject to completion, the transaction will constitute a cessation of all of Atlantic Petroleum Norge’s petroleum activities. As a result of the transaction, the company expects to record an impairment of DKK approx. 150 MM, and Atlantic Petroleum Norge expects to realize the tax value of the tax loss carry forward in December 2017, currently estimated to be approx. NOK 27MM in cash.M Vest Energy is a company partially owned by the existing management of Atlantic Petroleum Norge.CEO Ben Arabo comments: “Following a formal sales process last year failing to solicit bids for the Company or parts thereof, Atlantic Petroleum has over the past months been reviewing a range of strategic alternatives and the sale of its Norwegian activities is a step in the process of trying to resolve the issues facing the group in the current oil & gas industry market conditions. We believe the transaction is in the best interest of all stakeholders of the Company and we are pleased that the activities in APN will be continued through M Vest Energy.”The company stated that the proposed transaction is conditional upon certain conditions including the approval from the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and the Ministry of Finance. Atlantic Petroleum also said on Wednesday that Atlantic Petroleum North Sea remains in default on the Ettrick, Blackbird and Chestnut fields. The Ettrick and Blackbird fields are subject to forfeiture by the operator of these fields, Nexen, (acting on behalf of itself and its co-venturers), which if such forfeiture proceeds, is subject to certain regulatory and contractual conditions.Also, the company has lost the rights to petroleum from the Chestnut field whilst in default and has a certain period in which to remedy the default. Atlantic Petroleum North Sea is involved in discussions with Nexen on the question of forfeiture, and continues to review its options during the time period available to remedy the default on Chestnut.Atlantic Petroleum is still in dialogue with a London based group on potential solutions for the company. The company is also continuing discussions with its key creditors and stakeholders including the UK Oil & Gas Authority. These discussions are continuing.“There is no certainty that a solution or a satisfactory outcome will be forthcoming for the company and failing that, it is likely that the company or subsidiaries will go into restructuring or administration. The company is continuing its planning for all outcomes,” Atlantic Petroleum concluded. Restructuring or administration?last_img read more

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Happy 106th birthday

first_imgDora le Roux. Dora le Roux, a resident of Erica Place old age home in Silvertown, celebrated her 106th birthday on Thursday June 13. Ms Le Roux was born in Robertson but lived in Oudtshoorn, Stellenbosch and Athlone, before moving to Erica Place. She was a teacher for most of her life, and only retired at the age of 75. She was also very involved with sport in her younger life, and was a provincial tennis player during her college years.last_img

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SAVE-A-LOT 6TH ANNIVERSARY PROMOTION

first_img Share Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img 272 Views   no discussions BusinessLocalNews SAVE-A-LOT 6TH ANNIVERSARY PROMOTION by: – June 20, 2016 (Roseau, Dominica June 20, 2016) Save-A-Lot one the leading Supermarket in Dominica celebrated its sixth year of service to its customers this month. The supermarket which provides savings up to 40% daily, undertook an exciting 6th Anniversary promotion offering many valuable gifts to lucky customers. Customers who spent $100 in Save a Lot Supermarket and or Save a Lot Health and Beauty Center in the month of May were offered a chance to win various prizes totaling sixteen thousand dollars ($16,000.00)The winners of the 6th Anniversary promotion were from various location across the country. Winners hailed places such as Capuchin, Belles, Upper Kingshill and Mahaut. The grand prize of a 50” Smart TV was won by Ms. Sheraphine Jno Baptiste. Ms Jno Baptiste who is a regular shopper at Save A Lot was delighted at receiving her award. Save A Lot HBC Manager Ms. Rosemary Thomas extend Congratulations to all the winners. She stressed the objective of Save A Lot is to continue to offer our customers value through quality, service and price.Save-A-Lot was introduced in Dominica by Fine Foods Inc. in May 2010. Save-A-Lot, one of the leaders in extreme value chain store in the US, offers terrific savings through huge discounts on a wide assortment of groceries through staff offering first class customer service. We thank all the shoppers for ensuring that our 6th anniversary celebration was successful. We encourage you to follow Save A Lot Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SaveALotDominica?fref=ts for more information on products, recipes and everyday deals at the Super Market and Health and Beauty Center.last_img read more

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Netflix announces release date for Michael B. Jordan superhero drama ‘Raising Dion’

first_imgABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) — Netflix has officially set a release date for Michael B. Jordan’s highly anticipated super hero drama Raising Dion.The streamer announced on Friday that the series, which will have nine one-hour episodes, will launch on October 4.Based on Dennis Liu‘s short film and comic book of the same name, the series follows a recently widowed mother who discovers her young son, Dion, has supernatural abilities.Jordan, who will executive produce the project through his Outlier Society production company, will also appear as Dion’s dead father. Meanwhile, newcomer Ja’Siah Young will play Dion Reese, “a curious, playful, and intelligent seven-year-old boy” who learns he can move things with his mind. Dion’s mother, Nicole, will be played by Alisha Wainwright.Raising Dion will also star Jason Ritter and Jazmyn Simon.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Sumner & Bissell take the day

first_imgFrom left, Paul Sturgeon, Bill Kana, Rod Howett and Dave Horne.The Jomtien Golf SocietyMonday, Jan. 22, King Naga – StablefordThis was our first visit here for some considerable time and a very reasonable package but be aware, there is a golf cart selection with three various types and three prices.Thirty-six points was the highest score of the day with Geoff Randall winning division 2 while Barry Stirling was second two points behind and there were three 30-pointers fighting for third place, Bill Kana taking it on count-back over Andrew van de Laan in fourth and Alan Bissell, who lost out altogether. Barry Richmond beat Jim Connelly on a 18/15 count-back to win division 1 after they both came in with 31 points.  Paul Vendergaard was third on 30 points and Paul Young beat Niels Viuff on a 16/13 count-back for fourth after both posted a poor 29 points overall.Near pins went to (Division 1) Pete Sumner, Niels Viuff and Paul Young, and (Division 2) Jim Connelly (2), Andrew Van De Laan and Barry Stirling.Jim Connelly birdied the 7th and Barry Stirling the 5th for the only ‘2’s of the day.Friday, Jan. 26, Eastern Star – 2-Man ScrambleAfter Wednesday’s washout at Pattaya Country Club, where John Hughes posted a best ever but ultimately non-counting 41 points, we had 16 groups show up on Friday for a two-man scramble, with one player from division 1 (1-16) and one from division2 in each team.  Each team also had to have a minimum of seven drives per player and were given a 40% combined handicap allowance.With two 63 pointers in, Pete Sumner and Alan Bissell won the day on a 29/31 back-nine count-back over Paul Sturgeon and Bill Kana.Mikael Andersson and Joe Joe Kubon came in third on 63.4, Gerry Dooley and John Kelly took fourth with 65.0 and Dave Horne and Rod Howett were fifth with a score of 65.2.Individual near pins went to (Div 1) Colin Aspinall, Bob Comartin and Dennis Scougall, and (Div 2) Mike Lewis, Eamon Murtach and Max Wilson (2).There were plenty of birdie ‘2’s, coming from Pete Sumner and Alan Bissell (17th), Dave Horne and Rod Howett (6th), Dennis Scougall and Mike Lewis (6th), Paul Sturgeon and Bill Kana (3rd), Jerry McCarthy and Max Wilson (3rd) and Steve Harris and Eamon Murtach (17th).last_img read more

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Tony Oakes reelected as Pattaya Sports Club President

first_imgPeter Malhotra Chairman of the Pattaya Sports Club Association, the governing body of the Pattaya Sports Club, congratulated President Tony and his board of directors and for their dedication to the good cause of sports and charity.“On behalf of the PSC Association committee, I wish to convey our heartfelt gratitude to all the PSC members who have collectively contributed your time, energy and resources to charity projects in our community. The Pattaya Sports Club’s main concern is to improve the health and well being of our children, which you have done without fail and with success. Your focus on giving our children a decent education is most commendable.”President Tony Oakes made his annual report followed by reports from the other committee chairmen. President Oakes said, “This has been a great year for the Pattaya Sports Club. We were very successful in terms of maintaining our membership numbers and increasing our charity work. Thank you all for your support and good work in Promoting Sports and Supporting Local Charities.”Elections were held to select the president and the board of directors for the 2011-12 year. The results showed that Tony Oakes was reelected as president for another term. Others elected to the committee were, Bobby Clark-Vice President, Paul Donahue-Secretary, Bob Lindberg-Treasurer, William Macey-Charity, Joe Mooneyham-Golf, Bjarne Nielsen-Registrar and Nigel Cannon-Social. Mike Johnston retains his seat in the Founder’s Chair. Special recognition was awarded to Past President Herbie Ishinaga who was also presented with a Life Membership in the Pattaya Sports Club. PATTAYA Saturday June 18: The Pattaya Sports Club held the Annual General Meeting this morning at the Town-in-Town Hotel attended by over 70 elective and founder members.last_img read more

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