FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:A new report from DNV GL forecasts a bright future for renewable energy, predicting that by 2050 electricity demand will increase 140% to become the largest form of energy consumed, and that 85% of this electricity will be generated from renewable sources.Industry analysts DNV GL predict that solar will be a leading source of energy by 2050, responsible for around one third of the global electricity supply.The report, the first edition of a new annual publication from DNV GL, aims to forecast the ‘most likely’ future for energy through to 2050. Its key findings are that overall energy demand will stop growing within the next 15 years – thanks to increased efficiency and slower population/productivity growth, that much of the existing demand will shift to electricity – as the transport and heating sectors are increasingly electrified, and that the electricity supply will be dominated by renewables – responsible for 85% globally.“The very large increases in PV and wind capacity do not appear to introduce any insuperable new issues in order to maintain secure electricity systems,” states the report. “Such major penetration is beginning to take place in various European grids, and the system operators have shown themselves capable of addressing problems. As penetration increases further, so will innovation.”DNV GL: Renewables to account for 85% of global electricity by 2050 Renewables to account for 85% of global electricity by 2050
Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Colombian Air Force Closes 2016 with Zero Accidents
By Yolima Dussán/Diálogo February 24, 2017 For the Colombian Air Force, 2016 was its best year in terms of operational safety. This is the first year since 1933 that there were no accidents of any kind and no loss of human life or aircraft. More than 67,000 flight hours were flown while successfully meeting the highest levels of operational safety in all of the missions assigned throughout Colombia and around the world. There were 63,338 operations covering 59 different missions and no crashes that could be categorized as an accident — quite a rare statistic among the air forces of the world, and a point of pride for Colombia. The sheer magnitude of this fact led Diálogo to look at what they did to achieve it. At the Operational Safety Directorate of the Colombian Air Force, we met with Colonel Jaime Andrés Betancur Londoño, its director and a passionate air force pilot, aviation administrator, and specialist in defense, security, command and general staff duties. Lieutenant Colonel Janeth Castellanos, assistant director of Personnel for the Colombian Air Force; Lieutenant Colonel Alejandro Duarte, assistant director of Accident Investigation, and Lieutenant Colonel Luis Fernando Giraldo, assistant director of Safety, were also present at the meeting. Diálogo: Zero accidents since 1933, the year that reliable statistics were first gathered. How did you achieve it? Colonel Jaime Andrés Betancur Londoño: Safety is an ongoing evolution of improvement. We have managed to structure a safety system that factors in all of the variables that play into the process of carrying out an operation. In today’s Colombian Air Force, safety is the result of a carefully orchestrated system that leaves nothing to chance. Our job is to carefully study, investigate, process, and integrate into all of our bases anything that goes wrong, no matter how major or minor it may be. Lieutenant Colonel Alejandro Duarte: Every day, there is something here that needs improvement; because we fly every day, and something may go wrong. Even in a successful operation, there may be some factor that allows us to identify a risk that could have gotten out of hand. Lieutenant Colonel Luis Fernando Giraldo: We focus on finding that risk and minimizing it. We work on creating a risk environment that allows us to avoid risk or reduce as much as possible. We want to be strong on hazard prevention, not accident investigation. Diálogo: Was there a particular situation that led to working with a safety system? Col. Betancur: We can’t really speak of a precise moment. That would be disavowing how this institution thought about safety in the past as well. Each commander thinks about keeping his people safe, keeping the airplanes ready and intact. The Colombian Air Force has been around for 97 years. Not a single day has gone by that we haven’t thought about safety. Safety is a chain, and each link in that chain is just as important as the next. And those links are prevention, investigation, control, etc. Lieutenant Colonel Janeth Castellanos: It’s not the result of any one practice in particular, but the combination of many practices taken together as an evolving body of experience. Each time, we get better at calibrating the system. Diálogo: How does this work from inside the safety system? Col. Betancur: With concrete tasks, goals, responsibilities, and mechanisms for measurement. We are still refining the process, but it has already become clearer to us that this is not just limited to fostering a culture. Culture is important, but it doesn’t mean much if it’s not tied to an orchestrated system. We have a laboratory that is the veritable ‘jewel in the crown.’ It’s the first of its kind in Colombia and the second such lab in Latin America. The lab has the technology and the professionals to enable us to continually evaluate the data on the basis of hazard prevention, which is what lies at the heart of the matter and is the goal for the safety system that we have developed. Diálogo: A great structure in the service of safety. How many personnel are there behind every pilot? Col. Betancur: The entire force. A very large team that encompasses those in charge of maintenance, logistics, safety, and psychology. The ratio is 10 to 1. Currently, we have 1,000 pilots. We don’t miss a single detail. Not a single technical, logistical, or maintenance detail, let alone the human element. Lt. Col. Castellanos: The pilot’s well-being is our responsibility. We make sure that the pilot is functioning at 100 percent so that his performance will not impact safety. All of our personnel responsible for safety receive training on risk management. The human element plays a role in errors 80 percent of the time. When events happen because of flawed decision-making, we do exercises that lead to proper decisions. Training is another one of those tools in our safety system that makes the difference when meeting the needs of operating an air force like Colombia’s, which is one of the most heavily used in the region, with a wide variety of planes and fleets — 43 different types of aircraft, numbering close to 400 planes. Diálogo: Is training ongoing? Col. Betancur: Yes, it’s ongoing training, and not just for pilots. The entire chain of operations gets constant training. The Colombian Air Force has made a considerable effort to improve crew training. We send the largest number of people into flight simulators at the best academies and in the best air forces around the world. That is done at considerable cost, but it’s a necessary expense. The Operational Safety Headquarters of the Colombian Air Force runs campaigns at every base, promoting safety from the standpoint of hazard prevention. Three of these campaigns illustrate the forcefulness of this message: The “21-Días” (21 Days) campaign was geared towards getting people to adopt safety habits within those 21 days, to avoid making mistakes, or mistakes serious enough to cause an accident. With the “Volver a lo básico” (Getting Back to Basics) campaign, we were looking for staff to go back to basic principles, to the fundamentals that they learned back in school. Another campaign, Safe Star, focused on the safe firing of engines. It drew attention to the importance of doing things right and doing them safely from the start. Eyes on the task, mind on the task – from the first moment. Lt. Col. Duarte: To the extent that I can foster a climate of safety in my daily life, even down to my family life, I am creating a safe environment, and that has a decisive effect on what we do in the Air Force. Col. Betancur: The commander of the Air Force and the Inspector General adopted the posture to call on us to defy the statistics. In the process, we learned that we have to make those statistics work for us; that we cannot just wait for things to happen. We have to make things happen, and we have to ensure that they are beneficial. That’s why we talk of ongoing improvement and constant effort, tirelessly doing things right, and always better than before. Now the looming challenge for our group is what comes next. Everyone feels a huge sense of satisfaction for what they have achieved, and they are anxious to keep up the good results. But they also know that this is what they have been trained for, and what they are dedicated to – to respond to the Air Force and to the nation, continuing to operate with zero accidents, no loss of life, and all of the aircraft kept intact, for at least another 83 years.
Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Remember the 90s?
7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Do you remember the 90s? A Google search on highlights of the 90s include great topics such as:The Budweiser “Wazzup” adsBill Clinton and Monica LewinskyThe Music – the birth of grunge, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, etc.Michael Jordan and the dominance of the Chicago Bulls in the NBAThe flannel shirt and grunge lookThe Walkman (precursor to the iPod if you don’t know what a Walkman was)Preparing for the end of the world – aka Y2KAnd so much more.All of these are long gone, some thankfully, some missed.But the one thing that left and now seems to be coming back is the re-emergence of the first time home buyer. continue reading »
Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Buy these European value stocks during market dips: Alvine Capital
With European markets expected to remain fairly volatile into the New Year, one institutional investor recommends using any dips to buy some “incredibly cheap” stocks. – Advertisement – Andia | UIG | Getty Images – Advertisement – Stephen Isaacs, chairman of the investment committee at institutional advisory firm Alvine Capital, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” on Wednesday that he expects containment measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Europe to remain in place for at least the remainder of 2020. As a result, he believes European markets will remain “pretty choppy” in the coming weeks.
Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Tour de France cancelled after France extends lockdown
Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopIt’s Time To Show How Bad Some Women Can Really BeThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Must-Know Facts About Ivanka Trump6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime On 10 April, cycling’s governing body also furloughed staff and cut wages as a result of the pandemic. “Our international federation is going through a crisis without precedent since the Second World War,” said UCI president David Lappartient. The Tour de France isn’t the only major sporting event to be canned this summer. The European Championships have also been put back until 2021, to allow the domestic football seasons to finish. Wimbledon has also be cancelled for the first time since World War Two. Read AlsoAnthony Joshua faces fresh hurdle for WBO belt “This is a decision that we have not taken lightly, and we have done so with the highest regard for public health and the wellbeing of all those who come together to make Wimbledon happen,” said Ian Hewitt, All England Lawn Tennis Club chairman FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Tour de France will not begin as originally planned due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. French President Emmanuel Macron has cancelled all public events with large crowds until mid-July as the country continues to battle COVID-19. Organisers say it’s no longer feasible for the showpiece three-week cycling event to start on 27 June in Nice. Cycling’s most prestigious race was won by Team Ineos’ Egan Bernal last year. Tour de France in action will be missed by its teeming fansAdvertisement Loading…
Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Winebarger gets Willamette win
By Ben DeatherageLEBANON, Ore. (May 6) – The IMCA Modified ranks saw domination from Collen Winebarger Saturday at Willamette Speedway.The Corbett chauffeur took off with the coveted top spot and never looked back. It was Winebarger’s first Modified victory in 2017 at Willamette.Bricen James was second with John Campos behind him in third. The balance of the top five included Brad Martin and Dustin Cady.
Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk AquaTrojans Prevail Over Bulldogs
BHS travels to Southwestern High School to take on Milan and Southwestern in a triangular on Thursday, January 17.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Greg McMullen. Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.The Bulldogs traveled to East Central to take on the Aqua Trojans in dual meet action. Senior Kate Poltrack, sophomore Sonja Gaulin lead the lady’s team, each with a first and second place finish. Poltrack took first in the 200 and second in the 500 Free while Gaulin earned a first in the 100 Free, and second in the 200. EC AquaTrojans hosted bitter conference rival, Batesville, on Tuesday evening. EC came away with two victories as the girls beat the Bulldogs 110-67 and the boys won 126-57.Individual Winners include:Nick Weber-200 Free, 100 FreeKyra Hall-200 IM, 100 FlyJackson Ketcham-200 IM, 100 BreastCaroline Walters-50 FreeEthen Witte-50 FreeAly Bailey- 1 meter divingJohn Crawley- 1 meter divingJacob Weber-100 Fly, 100 BackMackenzie Schantz-500 FreeOlivia Nixon-100 BackEC won all 6 relays.EC faces off in the War on I-74 against the Harrison Wildcats to wrap up our 2018-2019 home season and to honor our seniors. Please come out and support the Trojans!!! Freshman Sean Callahan led the men’s team with a a first in the 500 Free and a second in the 200 IM.Overall team scores:Women: ECHS 110 / BHS 67Men: ECHS 126 / BHS 57
Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Madigan lifts Leinster to derby win
Ian Madigan tallied up 19 points as the in-form fly-half masterminded Leinster’s 24-11 Guinness PRO12 derby win over Ulster at the RDS Arena. Despite being on the back foot for much of the first half, Leinster led 9-6 at the break thanks to three Madigan penalties – the last of them coming after a yellow card for Ulster’s Dan Tuohy. The Ulstermen should have been in front at that stage, especially given the injury-enforced departure of Leinster captain Jamie Heaslip and some passive home defending. Two penalties from the fit-again Ruan Pienaar had given them an early lead. Press Association But Leinster enjoyed some welcome territory approaching half-time, with the penalties beginning to stack up against the visitors. Tuohy needlessly dived in off his feet to take out scrum half Isaac Boss and following the Ulster lock’s sin-binning, Madigan converted from in front of the posts. A left wing raid by Madigan and Jordi Murphy, coupled with a strong Zane Kirchner carry near the posts, had 14-man Ulster under immediate pressure in the second period. Crucially, they switched off at a five-metre penalty. Madigan feigned a kick to touch, instead tapping it and rolling out of a Callum Black tackle to touch down. Leinster’s talisman added the conversion but Neil Doak’s charges created a well-worked try seven minutes later, tighthead Herbst driving over to the right of the posts with support from fellow South African Franco van der Merwe. Pienaar was unable to convert at 16-11 and after Devin Toner went close during a power-packed spell of carrying, Madigan’s reliable right boot put eight points between the sides. Pienaar was wide and short with a left-sided penalty entering the final quarter, and Ulster’s challenge gradually petered out. Leinster duly closed out their fifth successive victory over their provincial rivals with a try from flanker Conan, who burst on to Luke McGrath’s short pass to go over in the left corner. The visitors fell further behind following an opportunist Madigan try in the 42nd minute, before prop Wiehahn Herbst’s first touchdown in Ulster colours cut the gap to 16-11. But Madigan’s fourth successful penalty, coupled with a deserved late try from man-of-the-match Jack Conan, saw Leinster bounce back impressively from last week’s disappointing defeat to Munster. Crisp passing from scrum half Pienaar saw Ulster make early headway, Tuohy tearing through midfield and Leinster required a terrific Fergus McFadden turnover to relieve the pressure. Leinster enjoyed some attacking phases before Tuohy’s bone-crunching tackle on Jack McGrath and follow-up by Darren Cave saw Pienaar go for goal from his own half. His well-struck kick came back off the crossbar. The South African made amends two minutes later, splitting the posts from just inside the Leinster half, before Madigan responded in the 21st minute following a weaving run from excellent centre Luke Fitzgerald. Ulster fired back with some potent midfield play as Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding grew in influence. Leinster were pinged for not rolling away and Pienaar restored his side’s three-point advantage. With a hamstring tweak forcing Shane Jennings’ late withdrawal before kick-off, Leinster suffered a second back-row setback with the very rare sight of Heaslip going off injured with a shoulder injury. Madigan lifted Leinster spirits with a levelling penalty past the half hour mark, the dancing feet of Fitzgerald again outfoxing the Ulster defence initially.
Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Ash Barty beats Marketa Vondrousova to win French Open
Ashleigh ‘Ash’ Barty won her first Grand Slam title by beating 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 6-3 in the French Open final on Saturday.She is the first male or female Australian to win the French Open since 1973.Click here to learn more.
Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Freshman dies in Pardee Tower
A freshman died Wednesday night after Department of Public Safety officials found her unresponsive and not breathing in her dorm room, officials said.DPS officers responded to the room of Rachel Kim, who lived on the sixth floor of Pardee Tower, after receiving a call at 8:41 p.m, said DPS Capt. David Carlisle.“The Los Angeles City Fire Department Unit 15 was also notified and responded to the scene,” Carlisle said. “[Kim] was transported to California Hospital and was later pronounced dead.”The cause of death has not yet been released. Carlisle said privacy rules prevented him from giving more information.A counseling session will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. for residents of the sixth floor of Pardee; another session will be held at 8 p.m. in the Pardee Tower second floor lobby for all Pardee residents, Michael L. Jackson, vice president of Student Affairs wrote in an e-mail to Pardee residents.“Our hearts and prayers go out to Rachel’s family and friends,” Jackson said.For immediate support, students can contact DPS dispatch at (213) 740-6000 to speak with a counselor.