Taiwan to build 3.7GW of new solar generation by 2021

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:Taiwanese prime minister Su Tseng-chang announced at yesterday’s cabinet meeting the government expects around 3.7 GW of new solar generation capacity before 2021.The ramped up deployment is being planned under a two-year Solar PV Promotion Plan for this year and next which is an extension of the 2017-2018 strategy launched in 2016.“The plan calls for increasing solar energy’s contribution to the nation’s generating capacity to 6.5 GW by 2020,” Tseng-chang said in an official statement. Taiwan had installed PV capacity of 2.8 GW at the end of last year, the government said. The authorities are planning for 1.5 GW of new solar to be deployed this year and 2.2 GW in 2020.The government expects benefits of NT$222 billion (US$7.5 billion) in investment and business opportunities from the new two-year extension of the program, said the prime minister.The premier also cited the recent long-term power purchase agreement signed by Google with several Taiwanese energy companies for power generated by a 10 MW solar array. “As can be seen from these developments, Taiwan’s solar power program contributes tangibly to domestic electricity supply and has earned recognition from the international community for its long-term green energy industry efforts,” Tseng-chang added.Government plans project PV installations will reach 20 GW in 2025, with 3 GW from rooftop PV and 17 GW in ground-mounted systems.More: Taiwan wants 3.7 GW of new solar by 2021 Taiwan to build 3.7GW of new solar generation by 2021last_img read more

‘Fridays on The Fly’ with BRO Athlete Brian Vincent

first_imgA year ago, I decided to try fly-fishing. I’d been kayak fishing a bunch and found a renewed zeal for the bent rod religion while chasing bass in Central Virginia. After watching some baller video of big reds crushing flies in saltwater flats, I bought my first fly rod, a Redington Pursuit 6wt.I eagerly launched into slinging the fly in my local freshwater spots. I snatched a bunch of bluegill on poppers and had a blast. But more and more, while bass fishing, the frustrations of learning to cast, and properly present, would eventually lead me to drop the fly rod and grab my spin or bait caster. You see, I make the mistake of taking all my rods when I go out. So after spooking enough fish with my bumbling fly-casting, I inevitably retreat back to the familiarity of my other rods.A week or so back, I fished the Yak Attack Tournament benefiting Heroes On The Water, in Farmville, and a bunch of the coastal Virginia guys came into town and fished with their fly rods. The post-tournament conversation, over brews, seemed to gravitate back to this subject. It got me psyched. I resolved to get back into the game.Screen shot 2015-05-29 at 10.52.08 AMOver Memorial Day weekend, I spent a few days at the family lake, and took the long rod. I hit the water at dawn and again at dusk. I focused hard on not getting discouraged and at finding some kind of rhythm. I’ve been teaching myself and so rhythm is all I know, no technique. I’m a complete noob. Learning to fly fish is work. So why do I keep trying? Somewhere in the pursuit to get better, I often stumble into a moving meditation. There are moments of pure bliss, which I know are but small tokens of the sacred joy I’ll find when I can dial up my skills at will.I had a few of those moments last weekend. A few times when the rhythm felt right, and I let fly with a popper. That popper would hit the spot and I’d start a pulse-pulse-pause strip or some variation and BAM!The water around my popper would jump with life, my rod hand would instinctually rise up and it was on. I snatched up a little freshwater slam with a bluegill, crappie, and a bass on the fly, and it lit my face with a bright smile. Memorial Day is traditionally a tough day for me, as my father died serving our great country when I was 14, but in those moments, throwing the popper, when it all came together, I felt nothing but exhilaration.If you’ve ever thought about trying fly-fishing, grab a long rod combo, some poppers, and head out at dusk. There is something transcendent about summertime popper slinging during the magic hour.Screen shot 2015-05-29 at 10.42.57 AMlast_img read more

Man Found Unconscious in Hempstead Dies

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 31-year-old man suffering from traumatic injuries who was found unconscious in a park in his hometown of Hempstead died early Wednesday morning, Nassau County police said.Hempstead village police officers responded to a call that the victim had been found in Brierley Park on Dartmouth Street at 11:52 p.m. Tuesday, police said.The victim, Luis Rustrian Estrada, was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead an hour later.Third Squad detectives and Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img

COVID-19 measures extended in Tangerang as many residents flout rules

first_imgThe Banten administration has extended the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Tangerang municipality, Tangerang regency and South Tangerang – three regions near Jakarta – until June 28.The 14-day extension took effect on Monday, according to a gubernatorial decree signed on Sunday, as reported by kompas.com.The provincial administration has extended the restrictions for the fourth time due to the high number of new COVID-19 cases in the region. First imposed on April 18, the region previously extended the PSBB from May 31 to June 14. “There must be stricter monitoring as well as sanctions,” Governor Wahidin Halim said in a statement on Monday.He added that the administration would still call the policy “PSBB” rather than “transitional PSBB” – as in Jakarta – to avoid confusion among residents.“The most important thing is that there must be awareness on wearing masks, staying at home and bringing personal healthcare and protection items [whenever going outdoors].”Read also: West Java extends PSBB to June 26 amid second wave concerns Tangerang Mayor Arief Wismansyah said the governor had made the decision because of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in greater Tangerang.According to the Banten administration, there were 1,141 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Banten as of Monday. Of the total cases, 436 were found in Tangerang municipality, while 346 and 234 were found in South Tangerang and Tangerang regency, respectively.Apart from the number of cases, the decision to prolong the PSBB was based on the lack of awareness among residents about health protocol.In South Tangerang, the city’s Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) disciplined 12 people found not adhering to health protocol. They were found gathering in a restaurant in Serpong on Monday evening without wearing masks and ignoring physical distancing measures.”They were ordered to sing the national anthem Indonesia Raya and recite five principles of Pancasila,” South Tangerang Satpol PP official Sapta Mulyana said as quoted by kompas.com.He added that the 12 had failed to sing the national anthem and recite Pancasila correctly.Read also: ‘Transitional PSBB’: A deciding chapter for Jakarta’s new normalIn Tangerang municipality, people living in red zones with high COVID-19 cases are required to obtain an exit and entry permit (SIKM) issued by community unit heads.The Tangerang mayor has issued a decree stipulating sanctions for PSBB violators that range from social sanctions to a maximum Rp 25 million (US$1,784) fine.Wahidin asserted that schools under the authority of the provincial administration would reopen in December or January next year. School activities would remain suspended during the PSBB period. (trn)Topics :last_img read more

Gold Coast five-bedroom apartment sells for $1.7 million

first_img22/3 Eden Ave, Rainbow Bay sold for $1.7 million.A GOLD Coast buyer has paid $1.7 million for a Rainbow Bay apartment a week before it was to go under the hammer.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoLJ Hooker, Palm Beach agent David Lonie said the buyer put in the strong offer as they did not want to contest the auction.The five-bedroom four-bathroom apartment set across an entire floor 22/3 Eden Ave features 360 degree views spanning Kingscliff to Kirra, and then out to the Tweed Hinterland. It also has four separate decks, two living areas and two kitchens.The apartment was an amalgamation of two apartments so there is the option for dual living. 22/3 Eden Ave, Rainbow Bay sold for $1.7 million.last_img read more

Architect’s QLD masterpiece sold in bluechip Brisbane suburb

first_img FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The home sits in prime position among Ascot’s avenues and within the much sought after Ascot School catchment, but it’s the house itself which has been widely coveted.Mr Lockyer designed 30 Kitchener Road as a five bedroom, four bathroom, three car space home, hugging three sides of the large 898 sqm block.The home also has dual street access — a rarity in any suburb, let alone bluechip Ascot.Add to that just about every modern feature a 21st century family could lust after — from au pair accommodation to a separate playroom for kids. The home has dual street access. More than enough room in the walk in robe. Light and dark interplay throughout the home.There’s an outdoor kitchen, wood fireplace, external shower and powder room, full automation of everything from security to lighting to music, underfloor heating and Miele appliances. The house also has 10.68kW solar system with 10kW battery storage, a vertical garden, swimming pool and pool storage house. Mr Lancashire, who marketed the property with colleague Jahkoda Ferguson, had listed the home as “a luxe ultra-modern residence” and “one that must be inspected to truly grasp its magnitude”.It was described as “an atrium-style design allows for extraordinary visibility and functionality with a seamless indoor/outdoor integration between the lavish interior and Steven Clegg-designed landscape”.center_img 30 Kitchener Road meshes concrete, metal and greenery for street appeal. High ceilings and an open plan living style. 30 Kitchener Road, Ascot, has gone under contract.The latest masterpiece of renowned Brisbane architect Shaun Lockyer has been snapped up for a suitably jawdropping sum.You needed deep pockets to nab the Ascot creation that only recently burst onto the listings scene — it’s believed to have gone under contract in the mid-$5million range.The property has seen strong interest and a blaze of publicity since it was released in October in an expressions of interest campaign. It was declared under contract this week.Its charm was that it exemplifies new age Queensland living, built entirely around indoor-outdoor flow, maximising living space and creating zones for various family activities.Agent Matt Lancashire of Ray White New Farm could not comment except to confirm the property had three offers, with 68 buyers met during inspections with interest nationally and offshore. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoThe outdoor area was an integral part of the design.last_img read more

State Issues Annual Medical Errors Report

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Department of Health today released the 2013 Indiana Medical Error Reporting System annual report. Reports of stage three or four pressure ulcers acquired after admission increased from 30 in 2012 to 45 in 2013. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, have been the most reported incident seven of the eight years the report has been compiled and average approximately 32 incidents a year.“The purpose of the Medical Error Reporting System is to identify sources of significant opportunities to improve quality of care for Hoosiers,” said State Health Commissioner William VanNess, M.D. “This is part of the Indiana State Department of Health’s continuing efforts to improve health and care for Hoosiers.”The annual report is based on the National Quality Forum’s 28 Serious Adverse Events. A total of 293 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, abortion clinics, and birthing centers were surveyed.A total of 111 incidents were reported in 2013. The most reported incidents in 2013 were:45 stage three or four pressure ulcers acquired after admission to the hospital27 incidents of a foreign object retained in a patient after surgery18 surgeries performed on the wrong body part12 falls resulting in a death or serious disabilitylast_img read more

Margaret Mary Health earns nationwide honor

first_imgMMCHbrandFINAL-AIBatesville, In. — For six out of the past seven years, Margaret Mary Health has been named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The ranking was based on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive assessment of rural provider performance. MMH was the only hospital in both Indiana and Ohio to receive this designation.The INDEX measures hospitals across eight pillars of hospital strength, including inpatient share ranking, outpatient share ranking, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspective and financial stability. The list of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals and more information about the study can be found at iVantageINDEX.com.“From improving the patient experience to providing the best clinical outcomes, everything we do at Margaret Mary Health centers around our patients,” said MMH President Tim Putnam. “This award recognizes all aspects of the important work we do and is a testament to the compassionate care put forth by our quality providers, nurses and staff.”last_img read more

Skaneateles hockey holds off Clinton 3-2, stays undefeated

first_img Tags: ice hockeyskaneateles In their first meeting Jan. 10 at Clinton Arena, the Lakers had toughed out a 2-0 decision, Chad Lowe stopping all 15 shots he faced as Garrett Krieger netted one goal and assisted on Charlie Major’s tally.Then again, Auburn had tied Skanetaeles 1-1 the first time they met in December, only to have the Lakers flatten the Maroons 10-0 in the rematch, so the Warriors were determined to avoid that kind of rout – and did.Here, the first period went scoreless, but in the second the Lakers were able to convert twice after Clinton had grabbed a quick 1-0 advantage. No one in the area Division II ranks has pushed the Skaneateles boys ice hockey team has hard as the Clinton Warriors.In two regular-season meetings, Clinton has made the Lakers work hard for the type of production it has made routine against other foes, which could make things interesting if they meet a third time in the Section III playoffs.The second of these encounters last Tuesday night at Allyn Arena was a particularly close call, with the game in doubt until the final seconds, but Skaneateles able to prevail 3-2.center_img They traded goals again in the third period, but Skaneateles was able to stay out in front, mostly by having more chances as it took 33 shots to Clinton’s 16.Krieger and Cole Heintz each had one goal and one assist, while Brendan Powers also converted. Major got an assist, as did Charlie Russell, Jacob French and Jack Henry.On the Warriors’ side, Josh Trask’s 30 saves kept the game close as Antonio Femia scored for the Warriors and assisted on a goal by Tyler Karuzas.A snowstorm last Friday postponed the showdown between Skaneateles and state no. 4-ranked Whitesboro until Feb. 19, which will serve as the regular-season finale after the Lakers take on New Hartford and Oswego this week.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Premier League action tonight

first_imgKick off is at 8.Ahead of that match Jose Mourinho continues to be linked with the Reds however he remained tight lipped when door stepped by Sky Sports News.last_img