FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:Angola is expecting to kickstart its dormant solar sector by deploying several hundred megawatts worth of projects within three years, a top government official has said. Speaking in the capital Luanda, energy minister João Baptista Borges predicted that nationwide PV capacity will reach 600MW by 2022, up from the 10MW-plus figures recorded this year.At an event a the U.S. embassy this week, Baptista Borges said the roll-out of 30,000 individual systems is feasible if the private sector steps in to back the transition. “There is a need to create a vehicle to secure funding for the electrification of rural areas,” the minister said, in statements aired by government news agency ANGOP.In Angola, the rise in policymaker interest in solar PV comes as analysts describe the African state as a largely untapped PV hotspot, thanks to irradiation levels in the 1,350-2,100 kWh/m2/year range. As the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) and the Becquerel Institute noted this year, the government’s own figures place Angola’s solar potential at 55GW, far above wind’s 3GW. In a report released in mid-May, as Intersolar 2019 got underway in Munich, the authors pointed at the government’s efforts to tap into clean energy to bolster rural electrification rates.The minister’s talk this week of a 600MW solar market by 2022 outstrips some of the government’s earlier goals, including a target for PV capacity to hit 200MW nationwide by 2025. As BSW-Solar and the Becquerel pointed out in May, the country has shown interest in coming on board the World Bank’s Scaling Solar programme, which has helped unlock PV growth in countries like Senegal, Zambia and Ethiopia.More: Angola eyeing 600MW solar market within three years Angola looks to kickstart solar development efforts
May 01, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Creation of 530 New Jobs in York County with Expansion of BAE Systems Economy, Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited BAE Systems and announced on site that BAE Systems, a manufacturer of military combat vehicles, will expand its operations in West Manchester Township, York County, and create 530 new, full-time jobs.“BAE Systems considered additional states throughout the country for this project but selected Pennsylvania above alternate options as the best location for its future success,” said Governor Wolf. “On behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I extend gratitude to BAE Systems for this significant commitment that will support our continued overall economic well-being and bring many new, high-wage jobs to York County.”To increase its manufacturing capacity, BAE Systems will construct a new office facility and add multiple new machining and manufacturing systems at its existing facility at 1100 Bairs Road in York. The company will invest over $44.5 million in the project, and has committed to creating 530 new, full-time jobs within three years while retaining 1,438 existing, statewide positions. Hiring of new employees will commence in 2018.“For over 5 decades, our Pennsylvania workforce has proudly supported our Armed Forces by designing, developing, manufacturing and supporting the combat vehicles and artillery systems that our Soldiers and Marines rely on” said Adam Zarfoss, vice president Operations for Combat Vehicles, a business area within BAE Systems, Inc. “We’re excited to expand our workforce and continue creating Pennsylvania jobs supporting the U.S. military and its allies.”BAE Systems received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $2 million Pennsylvania First grant, $137,250 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training, and $1,060,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs and sustainment of the employment level per the terms of the grant.BAE Systems, Inc., the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, is involved in the defense, security and aerospace sectors. BAE designs, develops, and manufactures a wide range of electronic systems and subsystems for both military and commercial applications. BAE Systems, through its legacy companies, has operated in York since the 1940s. The current facility in York was built in 1960 and the business has manufactured over 100,000 combat and tactical vehicles, including the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, M88 Recovery Vehicle, and the M109 Self Propelled Howitzers. More information about open positions can be found at baesystems.com/YorkPaJobs.The project was coordinated by Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania. For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.
Share HealthLifestyle British Heart Foundation says ‘no kissing, just hard CPR’ by: – January 4, 2012 Sharing is caring! Tweet Vinnie Jones demonstrates CPR in the British Heart Foundation advertThe British Heart Foundation is urging people to forget “mouth-to-mouth” and to concentrate on chest compressions when performing CPR. “Hands-only CPR” has previously been supported by the Resuscitation Council (UK).But it is now being promoted in a new advertising campaign featuring footballer-turned-actor Vinnie Jones.New polling by the BHF suggests many feel worried about the idea of giving the “kiss of life”.The official position of the BHF is now that anyone who does not have CPR training should ignore the kiss of life in favour of hard and fast compressions in the centre of the chest.A new poll conducted across the UK and involving 2,000 respondents showed nearly half were put off from performing CPR because of a lack of knowledge. A fifth worried specifically about the thought of the kiss of life or about contracting an infectious disease. Four in 10 people were worried about being sued if they did something wrong, even though the BHF argues no such case has ever succeeded in Britain.“The kiss of life can often be daunting for untrained bystanders who want to help when someone has collapsed with a cardiac arrest,” said Ellen Mason, senior cardiac nurse at the BHF. She said the kiss of life remained the “gold standard” of CPR, but added if a person had not had training the best option would be to just do chest compressions.Bee Gees hitThe BHF is also suggesting people hum to the Bee Gees hit Stayin’ Alive, to get the tempo of chest compressions right, although others have in recent months questioned whether this is appropriate, suggesting it may lead to compressions which are too shallow.The new BHF advert features Vinnie Jones in his traditional hardman guise, administering chest compressions to a Bee Gees backbeat after being thrown an unconscious body by his henchmen.Commenting on the new campaign, he said: “There really shouldn’t be any messing about when it comes to CPR. If you’re worried about the kiss of life just forget it and push hard and fast in the centre of the chest. “Hands-only CPR should give have-a-go heroes the confidence to step in and help when somebody is in cardiac arrest.” Ms Mason said everyone should learn what to do: “Thirty thousand people have a cardiac arrest in the UK every single year and half of those are witnessed, but in most cases no-one acts, no-one knows what to do, people panic.“If it was us, we would all want our loved ones and ourselves to be saved, wouldn’t we?”BBC News Share Share 9 Views no discussions
Press Association Trainer Aidan O’Brien pitches his stable star into all-aged company for the first time on the Knavesmire and is keeping his fingers crossed he is fit enough having been off the track since the end of June. O’Brien said: “Australia had a break after the Curragh and everything has gone well with him since then. “Obviously, he is a good bit heavier than he was in the Derbys and I suppose that just makes you a little bit more anxious. So, really, he is just ready to go away and obviously we would imagine that he would come on a lot from the run. “We always felt this was his trip. He is a very strong traveller – he has a high cruising pace.” Australia is joined in the six-strong field by fellow Ballydoyle runner Kingfisher, who has made the pace for his esteemed stable companion at both Epsom and the Curragh, even managing to keep going for second in the Irish Derby. “Kingfisher is in good form. He will be very happy to roll along if nothing else does. He ran in the two Derbys with him (Australia) and is a very tough, sound and genuine horse that doesn’t mind bowling along,” said O’Brien. “He is obviously running on his merits – he is a Dee Stakes winner, so he is a very legitimate horse. But like I said, he doesn’t mind bowling along – he’d be very happy just to roll along, nice and sensible. And I think that will be good for everybody if that is the case. “Maybe somebody else will be happy to do it. But he is happy to do it if nobody is. It will just be, hopefully, a nicely-run race.” Australia tries what connections feel could be his ideal distance of a mile and quarter for the first time in the Juddmonte International at York on Wednesday. A son of Galileo out of the brilliant race mare Ouija Board, Australia has shown he can mix it at the top level over a mile and a mile and a half so far this season. His close-up third behind Night Of Thunder and the brilliant Kingman in the 2000 Guineas reads well given a mile was always likely to be on the sharp side for him and he did what he was bred to do by winning the Epsom Derby before a similarly dominant display in the Irish equivalent. Mukhadram ran an excellent race in defeat when third in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and trainer William Haggas believes his stable star has perhaps not received the recognition he deserves. He said: “Mukhadram ran a great race at Ascot. He is a tough, genuine horse and I think is he is a little underrated. “We hope it doesn’t get soft but he’s in great form and goes there in great shape. “I feel it’s my job to get him there in the best condition I can and I am very happy with him.” Mukhadram carries the colours of owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum and his racing manager, Angus Gold, believes the five-year-old is perhaps better suited by the mile and a quarter he faces than the mile and a half he raced over at Ascot. “William is thrilled with him. He’s a fabulous horse to have because he’s so consistent. He’s tough and genuine and loves his racing,” Gold told At The Races. “Physically he was always going to make a better older horse and on his pedigree as well he was always going to get better. That’s exactly what he’s done. “Mentally he’s very good. He’s very professional about it. He enjoys his work. “Hopefully he’ll give a very good account of himself. “Dane (O’Neill) said he thought it (mile and a half) stretched him. On pedigree he should have stayed, but you never really know until you try and he’s a horse who travels very strongly and has a kick. “Maybe a mile and a half just stretches him that little bit.” Asked about plans for the rest of the year, Gold said: “Sheikh Hamdan has said let’s deal with York first, see how he runs there and then make a plan. “The Champion Stakes would be a fabulous race to win if he was good enough for that, but he’s got options like the Cox Plate or if he wanted to try the Breeders’ Cup, so we’ll see.” Sheikh Hamdan’s retained rider Paul Hanagan gets back aboard Mukhadram at York having sided with Taghrooda in the King George, a decision which proved correct as the Epsom Oaks heroine secured a brilliant victory. “It was very hard to get off him as he’d given me a great day in the Eclipse, probably the hardest decision I’d ever had to make, but I’m lucky to have to make decisions like that,” Hanagan told Racing UK. “It was probably only a Classic winner that I could get off him for. I’d finished second in the Dubai World Cup on him and I was so proud of him in the King George and Dane gave him a peach of a ride. “He’ll appreciate coming back in trip. “The Eclipse was a great moment, I was so pleased for the horse and William as he’s not been the easiest to train. “I’m really looking forward to him, he’s got course and distance form and it’s his track, a big, long galloping straight.” The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Telescope was one place ahead of Mukhadram when runner-up in the King George, having previously come of age with a brilliant victory in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot. Harry Herbert, racing manager for the owners Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, is hoping the four-year-old can strike at the top level before the end of the year. He said: “I think Ryan (Moore) felt that he (Telescope) just possibly wasn’t quite as good (in the King George) as he’d been at Royal Ascot – as far as the feel that he gave Ryan. “It was a muggy day and he just got a little warm beforehand. I don’t know whether that affected him but it’s interesting to hear what a jockey says. “Potentially I think we all think there could be more to come from the horse, but that was still a wonderful performance. Now that he is fully fit and on the right ground we are seeing the real Telescope, which is exciting. “It’s hugely exciting for everyone involved. We just hope and pray he can win a Group One before the season is out. “If he happened to win the International, we might say the Irish Champion and you wouldn’t rule out the Arc.” The Grey Gatsby won the Dante Stakes over Wednesday’s course and distance before claiming the French Derby for trainer Kevin Ryan. He failed to fire in last month’s Grand Prix de Paris but is expected to bounce back on the sounder surface he is set to encounter at York. Moore has ridden The Grey Gatsby on his last three starts but as he is committed to riding Telescope, champion jockey Richard Hughes has been given the call-up by Ryan. He said: “It’s lovely to get a good ride like that. He acts on the track, Kevin’s horses are running well. I’m delighted.” The field is completed by Peter Chapple-Hyam’s pride and joy Arod. The Teofilo colt has ground to make up on Australia having finished fourth in the Epsom Derby, but he is also expected to be more effective over this shorter trip.