first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:Solar power generation records have been set in three of Europe’s largest markets, with cleaner air as a result of the coronavirus pandemic a contributing factor.Reduced air pollution from the lockdown has contributed to new records in Germany and the U.K., while Spain’s bumper year of installations in 2019 is going through its first springtime boost.Records are common at this time of year as panels installed in the previous autumn and winter make their first meaningful contribution to the grid. This time around, however, the effect is more pronounced.The U.K. solar record was broken on Monday this week when production peaked at 9.68 gigawatts, according to data from Sheffield Solar, a project run by the University of Sheffield. The previous record was 9.55 gigawatts, set in May last year.In Germany, record solar generation was also achieved on Monday with a peak of 32.2 gigawatts, according to Bloomberg, as the same favorable conditions took hold.Spain broke its generation record on March 26, according to network operator Red Eléctrica, but newly connected projects from last year and this year are most likely the reason for that. The new peak record surpassed 6.3 gigawatts, about a quarter of mainland Spain’s power demand at the time.[John Parnell]More: Clean air, clear skies and fresh megawatts cause Europe’s solar records to tumble Clear air, new capacity push solar generation to record levels in major European marketslast_img read more

first_img The Brazilian Air Force’s geriatric home, ‘Casa Gerontológica de Aeronáutica Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes (CGABEG)’, is in its 29th year of operation and has become a center of national and international reference for elderly care. Located on a hill on Governor’s Island in Rio de Janeiro, the aeronautic care center is a pioneer in the Brazilian Armed Forces. It serves approximately 180 senior citizens, all military or dependents, of which 130 are residents and 50 are participants of the ‘Centro de Convivencia’ (Community Living Center) of the CGABEG, which they may participate in from the age of 60. “This center is my reason for living today,” said Walter Chaves da Rocha. “I come in the morning, I take my blood pressure, participate in events here, gymnastics, stretching, even the choir, which is great for me.” In the institution’s choir, the deep voice of Chaves da Rocha is a counterpoint, whereas in festivities, his joy stands out. The CGABEG offers gerontological and geriatric care and regular programs to exercise memory, as well as other programs that help participants maintain strong family and social ties and even find a new love interest. All of this contributes to their mental and physical health. The assistance model that the geriatric home has adopted is based on multidisciplinary work in health promotion for the elderly that has become a benchmark for care in the country. “All of us are going to grow old in one way or another,” said Norma Landrino, aging specialist and music therapist. “I prefer to age well.” For example, using musical language and elements like rhythm, melody, harmony and the musicality of words as therapeutic tools, the music therapy group seeks to establish mental and motor functions to improve quality of life through prevention, rehabilitation or treatment. “All of these therapeutic areas aim to promote health in the elderly,” said Col. Antonio Carlos de Melo, Physician and Director of ‘Casa Gerontológica’. “They are activities for therapeutic purposes. A range of ailments are aggravated by old age.” ‘La Casa Gerontológica’ is funded by resources from the Air Force and monthly payments from users. The institution, which has an Ethics and Research Committee, works in partnership with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and offers places for medical residency in geriatrics, in addition to training for caregivers and technical professionals in the area of aging services. “In 2008, I underwent surgery to remove a melanoma on my scalp, and I had the pleasant opportunity of getting to know CGABEG, built next to the big Air Force hospital,” said Benedito José Do Espirito Santo, 66, about his experience at ‘Casa Gerontológica’. “I was impressed with the organization at ‘Casa’. No one can say ‘I won’t drink this water’. Nevertheless, if I had to drink that water, I am sure that my thirst would be greatly quenched. Congratulations to the officers, graduates, and civilians who devote their lives so that CGABEG runs smoothly.” By Dialogo December 29, 2013 All important dates of the year and holidays are observed and celebrated at ‘Casa Gerontológica’. On December 17, the elderly depicted Christmas scenes in a great display of costume and character. The social assistant, Eneida, not only narrated the story of the birth of baby Jesus, but also in writing the piece, she carefully cited the various activities offered to the elderly in 2013, including ‘la Danza Senior’ (the Senior Dance), which delighted the audience. Finally, ‘la Casa Gerontológica’ is especially committed to the integration of the elderly into society in general, as well as educating the community in the treatment of senior citizens. The institution hosts a variety of courses, seminars and other education and information sessions to disseminate existing benefits for seniors as well as the most up-to-date information on treatments. For example, in August this year, ‘la Casa Gerontológica’ carried out the 17th Training Course for Companions and Family Members in the treatment of the elderly, which was taught by renowned specialists in the field. I would really like to get to know the place. I receive a pension from the Brazilian Air Force, and I need a place like this. Thank you. I would like to know more about the geriatric home, Casa Gerontológica. On October 22, there will be a symposium by the Society of Gerontology, and one of the topics is elderly care in the Armed Forces. If you want to participate, contact Rubens de Lucas – CMG(CD-RM1), President of the Brazilian Academy of Military Dentistry (ABOMI).last_img read more

first_imgIn suburban Gwinnett County, the audit was conducted in a large room in the back of the elections office. Near the main entrance, black ballot boxes were lined up in five rows, ready to be distributed among 60 white tables spaced around the room.The morning went smoothly — for the most part. At around 11 a.m., one of the workers was given a warning for taking out a phone, potentially violating a rule against taking pictures of the ballots. The worker received a warning. The counting continued.In Paulding County, a deeply conservative area that went heavily for Mr. Trump, 42 workers paired up around 21 tables in a government office. Most of the workers were not wearing masks even though coronavirus cases are once again rising in the state.By around 3 p.m., Ms. Holden said, about a quarter of the county’s 85,600 ballots had been recounted. Roughly 50 ballots had been flagged for review by a bipartisan adjudication panel, but in each case, she said, the Democrat and Republican agreed on the voter’s intent.Richard Fausset reported from Marietta and Dallas, Ga., and Jannat Batra from Lawrenceville, Ga. But Ms. Eveler said that in Cobb County, ballots deemed to have potential issues in the first counting — about five or six boxes’ worth — had already been separated and adjudicated once, making it unlikely that significant numbers of votes would change in the recount.Any ambiguous ballots, including the batch that was already adjudicated, would be sent to a panel composed of a Democrat, a Republican and a representative from the county election board. That panel is scheduled to meet publicly on Saturday.- Advertisement – Later in the day, said Janine Eveler, the director of elections and registration for Cobb County, the workers would move on to hand-marked absentee ballots, which take more time because of potential issues that need to be closely examined. – Advertisement –center_img Updated Nov. 12, 2020, 7:30 p.m. ET- Advertisement – All of Georgia’s 159 counties rely on such panels to resolve issues of ambiguous voter intentions.A little more than three hours after Cobb County began its recount, its election board certified the results based on the original count. And yet the workers recounted anyway. Ms. Eveler said the total would be recertified if it changed.Similar scenes played out across the state.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img Tweet Share Share LocalNews Edward Oliver Highway to be officially commissioned on Friday by: – April 19, 2012 Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! 176 Views   one comment Section of the road under the Canefield Cliffs during construction works in 2011The Roosevelt Skerrit led Administration will on Friday officially commission the rehabilitated West Coast Road Project which will be renamed the “Edward Oliver Highway”.The contract for the construction of approximately 44.877 km road was officially signed on October 9th 2009 with a projected completion time frame of 23 months; however the official ground breaking ceremony for the commencement of the project took place on 26th February, 2010.The highway was rehabilitated under the West Coast Road Development Project by the China Railway 17th Bureau Group Corporation Limited; a subsidiary company of China Railway, at a cost of EC$ 100 million.The Prime Minister announced at the official opening of the Dominica China Friendship Bridge (DC Bridge) which was part of the West Coast Rehabilitation Project, on February 1st, 2012 that the highway will be renamed in recognition of Mr. Leblanc’s contribution to Dominica particularly as the road was constructed during his administration.He told the Next Level Radio Program on Tuesday evening that he feels “personally gratified” that the highway will be renamed after someone who has contributed to Dominica’s development. “This is a major piece of infrastructure and that road will be named after the former chief minister, former premier, father of the nation and leader of the Labour Party. He is the one who constructed the road in the first place and we are very happy that after so many years something of significance, that this very important name E. O. Leblanc can be placed on it and I believe that there’s no other edifice or road that could set aside the West Coast Road”.Mr. Skerrit also announced that the Vieille Case Primary School will in September of this year also be renamed in Mr. Leblanc’s honour.“That will be done ahead of the new school year in September so that our children and people do not forget people who have made real and tangible contributions to our development”. He also commended Mr. R. O. P Armour who was the minister of works at the time when the road was constructed as well as the current Minister of Public Works Rayburn Blackmoore.“We have to give tremendous praise to Minister Blackmoore he has really marshaled the troops and taken ownership of the process and really ensured that the work was done properly. He continuously kept the people informed on the progress of the work a million times or more and was very visible at every stage”. The project included the following;• Rehabilitation of some 45.115 km of main road from Hanover Street in Roseau to Borough’s Square in Portsmouth.• The construction of a 66.94m long by 10.5m wide two-lane bridge including sidewalks from Hanover Street to Elliot Avenue• The construction of a large boxed culvert structure and re-alignment of the existing s-bend at Woodbridge Bay with a much improved alignment• Shifting of the existing road under the Canefield Cliff further westward towards the existing sea defence wall• Re-alignment of the s-bend approaching the village of Tarreau from the south with a much improved straighter alignment• Construction of over 1.6km of sea-defence protections at Tarreau and CoulibistrieConstruction of a new large boxed-culvert on approaching Picard to reinstate this failed section of road. The West Coast Road project is one of the four pillar projects agreed to between the Dominica government and the People’s Republic of China as well as the State House project and the Dominica State College. The ceremony will take place in Mahaut from 2:30pm on Friday.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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first_imgRelatedPosts Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports Minister pledges support for development of AI, robotics in Nigeria NSF 2020: Sports minister raises fresh hope The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development will not shy away from exercising its oversight on sports federations as it pushes for reforms in the running of the sports industry.The Minister, Sunday Dare, stated this at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Monday while receiving the report of the Ministerial Committee on the Performance of Nigeria’s Athletes at the cecently concluded World Athletic Championships, in Doha, Qatar.The Minister thanked the committee members for the level of commitment and patriotism they have exhibited, while assuring that the Ministry would go through and come up with an action plan, which would ensure that the development of sports, with regards to athletics, does not continue to suffer the fate it has suffered in the recent past. Dare further assured that this time things will be done differently for a better result, noting: “When we talk of about the next level, this is what we mean, doing things the right way.”While appreciating the work of the sports federations in the country, he sounded a note of warning that no federation was bigger than the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, adding that in the interest of the country, sports and the athletes, the Ministry would not exchange its oversight powers when it feels any federation is going wrong.Dare said: “No federation is bigger than the Ministry. “We have oversight powers over them.”Drawing lessons from Doha 2019, he said: “Doha reminds us that you only go to a championship with your best so that your work will not go to waste.”Presenting 10 copies of the report to the Minister of Youth and Sports, the Chairman of the committee Prof. Ken Angwueje, said the committee had examined the facts, established the truths and suggested measures to prevent a re-occurrence of the less than impressive performance of team Nigeria at the 17th IAAF World Championship in Doha, while also suggesting ways forward.It would be recalled that the Minister inaugurated the committee a week ago to appraise the causes and factors responsible for team Nigeria’s performance at the just concluded World Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar where Nigeria won only one bronze medal. Other members of the committee are Dr. Umar Bindir, Rotimi Obajimi, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, Dr. Dare Esan, Ambassador Mary Onyali, Chief Falilat Ogunkoya and Maria Wophill as Secretary. Tags: MKO Abiola StadiumSunday Darelast_img read more

first_img Bio Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 ELLSWORTH — With a global pandemic raging, one of New England’s largest sporting gatherings took on a much different look.No, there were no runners sprinting from Hopkinton to Boylston Street this year in front of thousands of cheering fans. Yet with the Boston Marathon offering a virtual competition this year, qualified runners weren’t deprived of the opportunity to say they competed in the world’s biggest race.Hancock County distance runners were among the estimated 17,000 who competed in the virtual running of the Boston Marathon from Sept. 4-15. The event gave local runners a chance to compete in the 124th running of the race in front of their friends, family members and community members on courses of their own choosing.On Sept. 5, Ellsworth’s Jim Newett and Andrew Tiemann completed their marathons on a looping track that included stretches of MacDonald, Maddocks and American avenues in Ellsworth. Newett finished in 4 hours, 1 minute, 36 seconds, and Tiemann came in behind with a time of 4 hours, 4 minutes, 25 seconds.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“Having it in September, it was definitely much hotter than you’re used to for a marathon,” Tiemann said. “When you go down to Boston for the race, you’re expecting that April weather. … I remember that 2018 race where it was just miserable and pouring all day.”Another Ellsworth resident, Tom Murphy, completed his marathon Sunday morning. Setting out at 7 a.m. and running in a larger loop that began and ended at Knowlton Park, Murphy finished in 4:33:09.Although Murphy was the only person competing for time Sunday morning, he did not run his race alone. Tiemann, who was on only a week’s rest after completing his own timed event, joined Murphy for all 26.2 miles as he made his way around town and finished in front of a contingent of approximately 20 people at Knowlton Park.“We had a lot of people there waiting for us at the finish,” Murphy said. “Running is something that’s much better when you have someone there alongside you, so it was great that Andrew could be there to join me.”Murphy was also joined for part of the way by Kris Garcia of Trenton. Garcia completed his own marathon one day later as he finished in an impressive 3:00:53 on the challenging Mount Desert Island Marathon course.The next Boston Marathon, the 125th in the event’s history, is scheduled for April 19, 2021. That date is tentative depending on the status of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Latest Posts Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)center_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyNEW DELHI (Reuters) – For a franchise used to spending the business end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) wondering what went wrong, the Delhi Capitals have surprised themselves by making the playoff with two matches to spare in a remarkable turnaround.If their long-suffering fans found it difficult to be upbeat about the team at the start of this season, they could hardly be faulted.The underperforming side underwent a major rebranding late last year — becoming the Delhi Capitals with a new jersey, a new logo and a new anthem — after JSW Sport, part of a $13 billion (10 billion pounds) business conglomerate, acquired a 50 percent stake.They appointed Australian Ricky Ponting as the head coach, but still ended the season bottom of the standings, their fourth such finish in 11 seasons. To their fans, who had not seen the side make the playoffs since 2012, all of the changes looked cosmetic as they prepared for another season of underperformance.Ponting, however, knew they just needed to be patient. “Success doesn’t happen overnight,” Ponting said in a team video. “Even last year, we felt we were very close to playing great cricket … but all the big moments popped up.”“This year we’re winning those moments.”That’s largely because of the balance in the side.Delhi retained wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, skipper Sheras Iyer, who was elevated into the role during the middle of last season, and South African speedster Kagiso Rabada while adding opener Shikhar Dhawan — smart investments that paid off. The team effort this year contrasts with the sporadic individual brilliance of last season.“These did not add up to anything,” Ponting said. “We had outstanding individual performances but not much in the middle.“This year (opener) Prithvi (Shaw) played well when we needed him to, Shikhar played well on a number of occasions, Rishabh won two games of his own and Rabada is the leading wicket-taker by a long way.”Delhi have IPL’s youngest skipper in Iyer, who was just 23 when he was appointed, but his relatively youthful side have been guided by Ponting and former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who came on board as an advisor earlier this year. Ganguly’s presence has been particularly helpful to fellow left-handers like Pant and Dhawan and the improved performances have brought the fans back to Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.“It helps when you win,” Ganguly said. “It helps when you play well, that’s what brings people back. If you can do that, this would be a big brand.” Sajjan Jindal, Chairman and Managing Director of the JSW Group, which also owns teams in India’s franchise-based soccer and kabaddi leagues, agreed.“The world wants to be with the winners, nobody likes the loser, right?” he said.“After seven years, coming into playoff, it’s a big deal for Delhi Capitals. I’m sure they will go a long way. And I won’t be surprised if they win this championship.”last_img read more

first_img Related Stories With shrinking margin of error against USF, Syracuse football makes too many mistakes in 45-20 lossSyracuse football: 3 quick takeaways from SU’s 45-20 loss to South Florida Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 17, 2016 at 7:21 pm Syracuse lost, 45-20, to South Florida on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. The Orange (1-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) is now on a two-game losing streak. How do you grade SU’s performance against USF?last_img read more

first_imgThe No. 1 men’s golf team won the Western Intercollegiate tournament this weekend in Santa Cruz, Calif., closing out the regular season as the top-ranked team in the country. The tournament was a highlight for sophomore Justin Suh, who notched the first win of his collegiate career.This was the fourth title of the year for the Trojans, who won with a final score of 1,050 (347-348-355). The finish was 18 strokes better than Stanford, which came in second place, and 20 strokes ahead of Oregon in third.Suh’s victory came with a 5-under 205 finish (68-67-70). It was his third finish in the final top three on the season, ending with five birdies in the final round. Suh won by four strokes, leading the entirety of Sunday’s play.Meanwhile, junior Sean Crocker took home a tie for second at 1-under 209 (72-70-67) after a clutch 3-under final round. That final round helped Crocker extend his streak of under par tournaments to eight straight. Fellow junior Jonah Texeira tied for eighth, finishing 2-over(68-73-71). It was the best finish for Texeira since November’s Gifford Collegiate tournament.Seniors Rico Hoey (72-71-72) and Andrew Levitt (73-67-75) rounded out the group with a tie for 21st, finishing 5-over 215, while freshman Cheng Jin tied for 39th with 9-over 210 (67-77-75).Now, the Trojans prepare to enter postseason play next week with a trip to the Pac-12 Championships. They finished fifth in the conference last spring during the tournament in Salt Lake City.After the Pac-12 Championships, the Trojans will look toward the NCAA Championships. The regional tournament will kick off on May 8, but it’s uncertain which location the Trojans will be assigned to for the first round. Six different courses around the country will host NCAA Regionals, and the Trojans could find themselves in nearby Stanford, Calif. or as far away as Austin, Texas or Baton Rouge, La.USC is looking to make it all the way to the finals in Sugar Grove, Ill. after a disappointing finish to last year’s season. Despite a No. 3 ranking, the Trojans fell to Texas in a 4-1 semifinals upset, prematurely ending an otherwise successful season.This year, the Trojans come in as the favorite to take the tournament. In the last four months, the Trojans have notched only one finish below second place in a tournament. A particularly strong showing in March and February helped the team leap from No. 6 to No. 1 in the national rankings, coming off the heels of top-two finishes at the Amer Ari Invitational, the Southwestern Invitational, the Southern Highlands Collegiate and The Goodwin.With three weeks to prepare, the Trojans are locking in as they look to redeem themselves after last year’s fifth-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships. The tournament will tee off on April 28 in Boulder, Colo.last_img read more