Solar farm in Guyana to be commissioned soon

first_img Oct 2, 2020 Oct 5, 2020 “The system is a hybrid system whereby during the day when the sun is up the whole town would be powered by the solar farm. Solar is intermittent so therefore, you may be having a 100 percent solar, then a cloud passes over and you drop from 100 to 80 percent. On a cloudy or overcast day, the difference between what the solar power is producing and what the town needs will have to be augmented by the generator,” Minister Patterson related. Read more at: Department of Public Information Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 15, 2020 IN FOCUS: Defining Guyana’s role in CARICOM Energy thrustGuyana is firmly committed to pursuing the path of renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE), and has taken initiatives that testify to that obligation. The country has embraced the concept of a Green Economy, which is intended to provide a holistic, integrated approach to national development. This encompasses areas…December 30, 2016In “CARICOM”CARICOM Secretariat launches solar project for Headquarter’s BuildingA project that will see the CARICOM Secretariat’s Headquarters Building in Georgetown, Guyana generating 100 percent of its electricity needs through a Photovoltaic Power Generation System was launched with a sod-turning ceremony on Monday. The Project, being funded by the Government of Japan, will include: Installation of 400 kilowatt of…January 20, 2020In “CARICOM”CARICOM, GPL join Guyana Solar ChallengeSolar Head of State (SHOS) and the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) are pleased to announce the new partnership with Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC), Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN), CARICOM, Guyana Power and Light (GPL), MPC Capital, Guyana Ministry of Environment, Public Service International (PSI), and Guyana Energy Agency (GEA)…October 7, 2019In “Business”Share this on WhatsApp Two Major Leaps Towards a Climate Resilient, Emission-Free… center_img (Department of Public Information) Very soon, residents of Mabaruma, Region One (in Guyana) will benefit from an improved power supply when the new solar farm is added to the generation mix. The construction and installation of the $264Million solar farm is now complete and the contractor is currently completing work on the automatic switching from the generator to the solar farm. Speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson said the automatic switching from the solar power to the generator during cloudy days or during the rainy season is not ready as yet. Find Way for Private Sector to Assume Role as Jobs Generator… Related Posts Standards, Codes Critical to CARICOM Energy Sector… last_img read more

Accessory Apartments On The Table

first_imgSouthampton Town leaders have been talking about the need to provide more affordable housing for years. On Thursday, June 7, as the town board took its first look at legislation that would ease restrictions on affordable accessory apartments, especially in areas with higher real estate values, board members learned it could be a little more difficult than they at first thought.“The thing we all agree on is we have a crisis,” said Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, who made increasing the number of affordable accessory apartments a priority shortly after taking office in 2016. “There is this clock ticking, and as that clock ticks, more people are leaving our community.”A law currently on the books allows property owners who have at least three-quarters of an acre to apply for an accessory apartment through a permitting process. In the 18 years that law has been in effect, only 352 accessory apartments have been created — and those apartments are not subject to any price controls, town Planning and Land Use Administrator Kyle Collins told the board.Under a new proposal that was presented by Assistant Town Attorney Kara Bak and Housing and Community Development Director Diana Weir, the town would allow properties as small as 15,000 square feet to be eligible for an accessory apartment with the caveat that landlords would have to enroll them in the town’s affordable housing program and cap rents based on federal guidelines.The restrictions would only be eased in hamlets where the median home price was higher than the townwide median price.That element of the law immediately drew the objection of Councilwoman Christine Scalera, the sole Republican on the board, who questioned whether limiting affordable rentals to only those areas with higher property values would violate federal fair housing standards.Although Bak said the legislation was aiming to promote affordable housing in the eastern half of town, where it is needed the most, Scalera asked, “Can you do that in a constitutional way?”Scalera said she was also concerned that easing the lot-size restriction for accessory apartments could open the door to a flood of applications because, she said, it could make up to 9000 lots in town eligible. “It’s a truly significant increase in density, a downzoning,” she said.She also questioned how the town, which she said already has problems enforcing the code, would be able to keep up with the new demand on its resources.When Scalera suggested that Hampton Bays is “already overrun” by illegal apartments, Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni accused her of exaggerating. “Watch your rhetoric,” he said.Although Schiavoni said he had some concerns with the impact of accessory apartments on neighbors, and suggested the town might want to create a review board to oversee the permitting practice, he said there was a clear need for more affordable housing. “Let’s not let perfect get in the way of good,” he said.The supervisor also disagreed with Scalera’s take, arguing that her figures were “grossly inflated,” although she stood by her numbers. He also disputed her contention that the law would violate fair housing standards, arguing that it is intended to target an imbalance that currently has most of the town’s affordable housing concentrated west of the Shinnecock Canal.The proposed law could be amended, Schneiderman added, to limit the number of permits that could be given in any year to 25 or 50. If the town board didn’t like the way the program was working, it could simply refuse to issue more permits,” he said.Councilwoman Julie Lofstad said even though the current law would not include Hampton Bays there may be people living in that hamlet who might want to take advantage of a such a program to be able to stay in their homes. The town has to be ready to hire more code enforcement officers to conduct inspections, she added.Councilman John Bouvier supported the measure, but said the town needs to also to look at the need to provide housing for seasonal workers.He added that if board members are concerned about code enforcement, they could require that inspections be conducted with each two-year lease and possibly catch problems before they grow too serious.The board asked Bak and Weir to continue working on the law and agreed to discuss it again at a future work Sharelast_img read more

Kier and the C-word

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Focus launch set for 2020

first_imgJacques Stoof, Mammoet’s director of innovation and market development explained that the main boom is erected vertically with the help of a climbing frame. Once the main boom is in place, the back mast can be installed vertically as well.“This eliminates the need to sterilize larger parts of a plant area for crane assembly. Neither is there any more need to build over live pipe racks in a plant. All in all, the assembly process is less complex, safer and more efficient, and significantly reduces the costly area and downtime of assembling a crane,” he said.The Focus crane’s upper structure is placed on a pedestal, which enhances stability and lowers ground bearing pressures to less than 10 tons (9.07 tonnes) per sq m on a surface of just 30 m x 30 m.The first Focus crane will be available in the second quarter of 2020. www.mammoet.comlast_img read more

Urgent costs reviews if hourly rates are cut

first_imgCuts to paralegals’ guideline hourly rates (GHR), reported by the Gazette last week, will prompt an urgent review of law firms’ approach to costs and staffing, leading practitioners predicted this week.John Bramhall (pictured), president of the 1,500-member London Solicitors Litigation Association, told the Gazette that if the rates involve substantial reductions for paralegals, ‘the current drive to hire paralegals in place of more qualified staff may be brought to a swift halt’.GHRs apply to summary judgment for the purposes of recovery of costs from the losing party in civil litigation. The rates are also used much more widely because of their acceptance by the courts.‘Many use the GHR as a failsafe,’ Sue Nash, chair of the Association of Costs Lawyers, said. A change in the rates ‘should encourage firms to look more closely at expense rates’.Richard Burcher, chairman of pricing and costs consultants Burcher Jennings, was critical of the principles used to reach guideline rates. ‘I continue to be dismayed at the simplistic, clumsy, myopic and one-dimensional approach that continues to be taken to this issue,’ he said.A ‘clear articulation of the need to take a granular and nuanced approach to pricing legal work and not simply rely on time billing’ is, Burcher urged, available in the principles set out in Civil Procedure Rule 44.4 and The Solicitors (Non-Contentious Business) Remuneration Order 2009.Burcher said that both could help by ‘determining what constitutes a fair and reasonable fee from the point of view of both the client and the practitioner’.Master of the rolls Lord Dyson is expected to make a decision on the rates, based on the report of a Civil Justice Council committee, shortly.last_img read more

Sequans’ IoT Module Validated to Operate on Deutsche Telekom’s Network in Germany

first_imgSequans Communications has announced that its dual-mode LTE-M/NB-IoT Monarch chip and a Monarch-based module, GM01Q, have been certified for LTE-M on Deutsche Telekom’s network in Germany. The certification means that IoT devices built using the Monarch or the Monarch GM01Q module will interoperate with Deutsche Telekom’s networks and can be used to enable LTE-M low power, wide area devices such as tracking, sensing, and monitoring devices in numerous industries including energy, smart home, smart city, agriculture, and transportation.Sequans’ Monarch GM01Q module consists of Sequans’ Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT chip and all other elements necessary for a complete LTE modem system. These include an LTE-optimized transceiver, a complete Single SKU RF front-end to support LTE bands worldwide, and key interfaces, all in a single compact LGA package. Monarch GM01Q provides full support for power-saving mode (PSM) and extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) to enable the long battery life needed by many IoT use cases, and it provides the enhanced coverage modes that extend coverage for deep-indoor and remote deployments. Monarch GM01Q features Sequans’ proprietary dynamic power management technology that enables industry-leading, rock bottom low power consumption of 1 microamp.Monarch is now certified by many carriers worldwide and their customers will benefit from this proven maturity as they build low power IoT devices for global use. Also the certification of the Monarch GM01Q module, which includes an LTE-optimized transceiver and a Single-SKU RF front end, further accelerates the time to market for new IoT devices.Sequans’ Monarch provides full support for power-saving mode (PSM) and extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) to enable the long battery life needed by many IoT use cases, and it provides the enhanced coverage modes defined in the standard that extend coverage for deep-indoor and remote deployments. Monarch supports advanced features, including proprietary dynamic power management technology enabling battery life of 10+ years that allow Sequans’ Monarch GM01Q to be an all-in-one, single-mode LTE-M module with worldwide deployment and roaming capability. Monarch GM01Q is compatible with any host running Linux or Windows, and a wide range of embedded and real-time operating systems. Monarch and Monarch-based modules are certified all over the world, including the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia.last_img read more

Demi Hindari Covid-19, Wanita Skotlandia Cuci Semua Makanan Berbahan Plastik

first_img“Ini awal tahun 2020 dan kamu mencuci semua barang yang dibungkus palstik,” tulis Lisa pada foto yang diunggahnya tersebut.Postingan itu bahkan sudah disukai lebih dari 100 kali dan ternyata banyak pengguna Twitter yang mengaku memcuci barang-barang yang dibeli dari supermarket. Salah seorang warganet mengatakan mereka melakukan hal itu sudah selama sebulan dan yang lainnya mengatakan mendapat kiriman Morrison dan semua tidak bisa dibersihkan atau dicuci dan menjemurnya diluar selama tiga hari untuk plastik dan kardus selama seharian sebelum semuanya masuk ke dalam lemari pendingin.Seorang dokter Michigan telah mendesak orang untuk meninggalkan barang belanjaan mereka di luar selama tiga hari atau benar-benar mendisinfeksi setiap produk makanan.Dalam video YouTube yang diposting pada hari Selasa (24/3/2020). Jeffrey VanWingen, seorang dokter di Family Medicine Specialists di Grand Rapids, memperingatkan pelanggan untuk lebih berhati-hati dengan kemasan makanan mereka.Dia menyarankan cara terbaik untuk menghindari mengambil kuman dari bahan makanan Anda adalah membiarkannya di luar selama tiga hari sebelum menyentuhnya. Tetapi ketika ini tidak mungkin, dia menunjukkan bagaimana dia percaya orang harus membersihkan barang-barang mereka dengan mendisinfeksi setiap barang dengan tisu atau semprotan dan membersihkannya dari kemasan luarnya.“Ini semua sepertinya memakan waktu, tetapi, sebenarnya, saat ini orang memiliki sedikit lebih banyak waktu di tangan mereka. Mari kita menjadi metodis dan aman, dan tidak mengambil risiko,” kata Vanwingen.“Bayangkan desinfektan dan sabun itu, mereka memiliki kekuatan untuk melarutkan kilau itu,” tambahnya.Namun, seorang profesor penyakit menular mengatakan risiko penularan melalui kemasan makanan rendah dan orang harus menggunakan akal sehat. Stephen Baker, dari Departemen Kedokteran di Universitas Cambridge, mengatakan virus tidak seperti bakteri karena tidak bertahan dengan baik di luar tubuh.Halaman virus corona di situs web NHS juga mengatakan, sangat tidak mungkin menyebar melalui hal-hal seperti paket atau makanan. Baker menjelaskan risikonya ‘tidak nol’ ketika datang ke supermarket dan pengiriman makanan rumah, tetapi ‘relatif kecil’. Baker mengatakan roti yang diambil dari rak supermarket harus langsung dimasukkan ke dalam tas, dan disarankan untuk mencuci buah dan sayuran segar seperti biasa.“Hal-hal yang ada dalam paket, saya akan mempertahankan tingkat akal sehat dengan pandangan bahwa mereka tidak mungkin membuat orang sakit,” katanya.Baca juga: Peneliti: Virus Corona Bisa Bertahan Selama 7 Hari di Masker BedahDia menambahkan bahwa tisu basah atau tisu alkohol dapat digunakan jika ada kekhawatiran. Baker mengatakan virus itu akan bertahan untuk jangka waktu tertentu pada pengemasan, tetapi tidak selamanya.“Saya pikir kita tidak bisa sampai pada titik di mana kita mendisinfeksi setiap barang yang kita hubungi. Saya akan mengatakan tidak ada keharusan nyata untuk membuang kemasan lebih cepat daripada yang biasanya Anda lakukan, ‘katanya.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBeli Makanan Cepat Saji Lewat Drive-Thru Selama Pandemi? Ini Kata Para Ahli21/04/2020In “Featured”Covid Curry dan Mask Naan, Menu Makanan India Khas Pandemi Virus Corona04/08/2020In “Destinasi”Ini Dia! Lima Kelemahan Covid-1907/04/2020In “Featured” Cokelat dan sayur yang dicuci dalam air sabun (Twitter Lisa Mackenzie) Seorang wanita Skotlandia belum lama ini mengakui dirinya mencuci semua bahan makanan yang dibungkus plastik saat pandemi Covid-19 ini. Hal itu terjadi setelah seorang dokter di Amerika memperingatkan semua keluarga untuk meninggalkan produk mereka di luar selama tiga hari.Baca juga: Beli Makanan Cepat Saji Lewat Drive-Thru Selama Pandemi? Ini Kata Para Ahliselain itu juga membuang atau mendesinfeksi kemasan apa pun karena risiko infeksi yang kecil. Sebuah studi yang diterbitkan dalam New England Journal of Madecine menunjukkan bahwa virus ini bisa bertahan di karsud selama 24 jam dan stainles steel serta plastik selama tiga hari.Dilansir dari (27/3/2020), wanita Skotlandia tersebut bernama Lisa Mackenzie. Dia membagikan foto di Twitter tentang cokelat batangan yang belum dibuka dan direndam dalam sebuah wadah yang berisi air sabun.last_img read more

Mao Ichiyama, Suguru Osako clinch Japan’s last Olympic marathon spots

first_img RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Lake Biwa Marathon, Nagoya Women’s Marathon, Suguru Osako, Mao Ichiyama center_img Mao Ichiyama crosses the finish line to win the Nagoya Women’s Marathon on Sunday with a time of 2 hours, 20 minutes and 29 seconds, earning the 22-year-old Japan’s last spot in the women’s marathon at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. | KYODO The 22-year-old Ichiyama pulled ahead after passing the 30-km mark and ran the remainder of the rain-soaked course in Nagoya uncontested. Her time satisfied the 2:21:47 conditional mark set by Mizuki Matsuda at the Osaka Women’s Marathon in January.“I think that the real race started after 30 kilometers, and even though I was alone I was able to finish like I had practiced,” Ichiyama said. “I ran like I expected I would.”Ichiyama clocked the fourth-highest women’s national time and rewrote the highest women’s national time set at an event in Japan, beating 2004 Athens Games gold medalist Mizuki Noguchi’s record of 2:21:18.Thirty-seven-year-old Kayoko Fukushi, who was aiming to compete in her fifth consecutive Olympics, dropped out around the 30-km mark.The race, which started and ended at Nagoya Dome, was limited to elite competitors due to concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak. A special “online marathon” is being offered as a replacement via a smartphone app for general participants who missed out on the event.Osako, 28, secured the last spot on the men’s side since no Japanese entrants at the Lake Biwa Marathon were able to beat the national-record time of 2:05:29 he ran in the Tokyo Marathon on March 1, which was also scaled back to elite runners because of the coronavirus.Kenya’s Evans Chebet crossed the tape first at Otsu’s Ojiyama Stadium in 2:07:29, while Naoya Sakuda posted Japan’s best result of 2:08.59 in fourth place.Shogo Nakamura, Yuma Hattori, Honami Maeda and Ayuko Suzuki had already claimed the other four Olympic marathon spots available for the 2020 hosts.The quartet were granted automatic berths after finishing in the top-two in the men’s and women’s races at last September’s Marathon Grand Championship, a trial for the Olympic races which were originally planned to be held in the Japanese capital.The Olympic marathons and race walking events were moved to Sapporo, host city of the 1972 Winter Games, on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido due to growing concerns about Tokyo’s extreme heat during the summer.The women’s marathon is scheduled for Aug. 8, with the men’s marathon to follow on Aug. 9 ahead of the Olympic closing ceremony in Tokyo. NAGOYA – Mao Ichiyama and Suguru Osako each secured berths at the Tokyo Games based on the results of Sunday’s Nagoya Women’s Marathon and Lake Biwa Marathon, the final selection races for Japan’s Olympic marathon team.Ichiyama won the Nagoya Women’s Marathon in a race record time of 2 hours, 20 minutes and 29 seconds to claim the third and final spot available for Japanese women. Yuka Ando finished second in 2:22:41.last_img read more

Have Coffee With The Mayor Of Kenai And Chief Of Police

first_imgKenai Mayor Brian Gabriel and Chief Dave Ross with the Kenai Police Department are inviting residents to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai area residents have the opportunity to put a face to the Mayor of Kenai and Chief of Police by sharing a cup of coffee with them on Saturday, November 4. Mayor Gabriel, said he hopes to hear from community members in a roundtable discussion addressing concerns of the recent crime issues in the city: “There are a lot of things going on with SB91, and some issues that community members might have concerns about.”  Story as aired:center_img Coffee with the Mayor and Chief of Police will be held this Saturday, November 4, at Kenai City Hall in Council Chambers from 9 – 10:30 a.m. and is open to the public. Members of the community will be able to ask questions to both Mayor Gabriel and Chief Ross: “Concerns of the public, and be proactive. It’s more of an interaction, and a way to communicate with the public about what their concerns are.” last_img read more

‘Proud’ QPR chairman hopes for repeat of shock win at Everton

first_imgAway we got to play as normal and not feel inferior. We beaten everton away before . my first game as chairman . had many injuries .— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) December 6, 2014Vice-chairman Amit Bhatia tweeted: “HEAVENLY result! I’m just BEYOND overjoyed.”And chief executive Philip Beard added: “Good performance and another great win. Probably won’t make first on MOTD but who cares! #qpr.”Austin’s goal was his eighth of the season and came after Leroy Fer had put QPR ahead early in the second half.The striker tweeted: “Great win today, massive 3 points! Mixed emotions for me but so happy to get the goal. Fans were great as always. Let’s keep this run going!”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook QPR chairman Tony Fernandes is hoping for another shock win at Everton following the vital victory at home to Burnley.Fernandes took to Twitter after Rangers’ 2-0 win at Loftus Road, where Charlie Austin scored the all-important second goal but was then sent off.AdChoices广告It means he will be suspended for the trip to face Everton, where the relegation-threatened visitors will be massive underdogs – just as they were before winning there soon after the Fernandes-fronted takeover of 2011.Fernandes tweeted: “Super super proud . that was character. 10 men and we kept firm. Great team spirit. Charlie was unlucky. Harsh . great great win.“Away we got to play as normal and not feel inferior. We beaten everton away before . my first game as chairman . had many injuries.”last_img read more