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Wind generation hits record level in Brazil

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renewables Now:Wind farms in Brazil’s Northeast generated 8,247 MW this past Sunday, breaking the region’s record for daily generation, the National Wind Energy Association Abeeolica announced on Tuesday.The volume produced by the wind farms was enough to supply approximately 98% of the homes in the whole region. The previous record was 7,775 MW, registered on July 14, according to data from Brazil’s National Electric System Operator (ONS).Abeeolica’s president, Elbia Gannoum, noted that there typically is lower demand on a Sunday, but also mentioned that the generation growth in the country has kept its momentum. “On business days, with higher demand, we have already had generation records with load handling of more than 70% of the Northeast in the daily average,” Gannoum said.Recently, the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE) announced that the country’s wind power capacity has increased by 19.8% year-on-year to 13,180.7 MW at the end of the first half of 2018.More: Brazil generates 8.25 GW of wind power in a day, breaks record Wind generation hits record level in Brazillast_img read more

FAWL sets office management program for Miami in January

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first_img December 15, 2002 Regular News FAWL sets office management program for Miami in January The Florida Association for Women Lawyers will sponsor a CLE program addressing the mechanics of starting your own practice or partnership January 17 in conjunction with The Florida Bar’s Midyear Meeting at the downtown Miami Hyatt Regency.The morning program combines expertise in law office management with first- hand experience in law firm marketing, life management, and business essentials.Dr. Ellen Ostrow will deliver the keynote luncheon address on “finding balance,” which the recent FAWL membership survey found to be most important single professional issue to its members. Dr. Ostrow is the author of “Beyond the Billable Hour,” a regular column in more than 20 bar association publications. A frequent speaker on work/life issues facing attorneys, she has addressed the ABA, the state bars of Virginia, Wisconsin and Texas, the Birmingham Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, and the Annual Law Firm Associate Management Forum.Other program topics include: “How important are marketing and advertising — professional requirements, various methods?,” “Why didn’t they teach us this in law school? What you need to know (and do) to start and manage your own law firm,” “Insurance, professional liability and retirement planning issues,” and a panel of practitioners covering “What I wish I’d known then — what you need to know now.”A full brochure is available on the FAWL Web site at www.fawl.org/pdf/Midyear CLE 2003.pdf or call the association office at (850) 894-0055.The FAWL Board of Directors will meet following the CLE luncheon at 2 p.m.center_img FAWL sets office management program for Miami in Januarylast_img read more

5 ways to get ahead in your career

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first_imgWe all want to find success, but it’s not always easy to climb the corporate ladder. Here are some tips to get ahead in your career…Get off to a good start: If you’re in a new job, don’t be afraid to asks tons of questions. Talk to any experienced coworker or boss to find out how things work, how you fit into the process, and how you can best be an asset to the company.Don’t skip leg day: You’ve got strengths and weaknesses. Don’t let your weaknesses drag you down. If you know you’re lacking in a certain area, work on it until you’ve turned it into a strength.Keep your eyes on your goal: When it’s work time, be focused on work. Focus on your priorities so you can finish your day feeling accomplished. You can really mess up your work/life balance if you’re not staying focused from nine to five.See what you’re made of: There aren’t many benefits to staying in your comfort zone. If you play it safe, you’re never going to get ahead. The tough times are what make or break you as an employee.Play well with others: Focus on developing your work relationships. If you concentrate on being  a great listener and provide good feedback,  you’ll cultivate trust with your co-workers. It also can’t hurt to show appreciation for those who help you out. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

International credit union engagement

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first_img“Engagement trips are like traveling in a time machine. Sometimes you go to the future. Sometimes you visit the past.”  — Courtesy of one of the Worldwide Foundation’s engagement participants.Above, Asian study participants meet in a futurist-style setting to talk issues of technology, regulation and advocacy. Below, WF engages with members of the Polish Parliament in September 2018.The value proposition of the World Council is to build, champion, defend and grow a global credit union community that improves lives.  World Council serves 100 countries of credit union systems around the world. World Council’s Worldwide Foundation leverages the skills, experience and will of the credit union system to engage in that work through the International Credit Union Field Engagements.Field engagements can be deep-dive studies to understand the challenges facing a credit union system and the relevance of that experience at home. Service engagements allow volunteers to engage with local credit unions in volunteer and community service work. Technical and advocacy efforts assist credit unions to tackle their top technical or regulatory challenges.In 2018, field engagement groups studied credit union services to small Kenyan farmers and provided community service to the Busia orphanage. Busia was originally built and supported by credit unions. Other groups engaged in a deep-dive study of the Asian credit union system and participated in a strategic “futuring” exercise with top credit union leadership of 12 Asian countries.Caribbean hurricane relief engagements traveled to Puerto Rico and Dominica to advise credit unions in updating risk management systems, strengthening balance sheets and diversifying revenue. Another group engaged with Polish credit unions to give U.S. soldiers deployed to Poland access to Polish credit union ATM and cash services and to advocate with Polish credit unions on the issues of taxation and regulation in front of Polish regulatory officials and members of Parliament.International Credit Union Field Engagements 2019In April 2019, we are headed to Australia, where the credit union system abides by the same regulatory and taxation framework as banks and where credit unions have built innovative advanced digital and payments solutions. We will be engaging with credit union and banking CEOs from Australia in dialogue forums to learn about the impact of these regulations, taxation and the branding and digital challenges our Oceania colleagues face. We plan study visits in Sydney and Melbourne from April 9-16, 2019.A 2018 engagement trip to Kenya wrapped with service work at Busia. We will visit Busia again in December 2019.We will return to Puerto Rico August 1-6 after the World Credit Union Conference, July 28-31, in the Bahamas.  Participants will learn about the history of this U.S. territory and engage with the Puerto Rico credit unions in their continuing work to rebuild their communities after 2017 Hurricane Maria.In early December 2019, we will return to Kenya in service work and to share the holiday spirit with the Busia orphanage in Kenya. We continue to spread the message of Busia — the orphanage that credit unions built.As in previous years, new or unplanned engagement opportunities will arise in 2019 as credit unions in other countries and our supporters identify a need or an opportunity and pitch in to address it.Information about all field engagements and how to participate can be found on the Worldwide Foundation website at http://www.doglobalgood.org/volunteer/field_engagements. 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Laura Mihm Laura Mihm is the Executive Communications Assistant for the World Council of Credit Unions. Prior to joining World Council in 2018, Mihm was the corporate communications manager for Foremost Farms … Web: https://www.woccu.org Detailslast_img read more

FAO sees good and bad news as avian flu persists

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first_imgApr 2, 2007 (CIDRAP New) – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) gave a good news–bad news assessment of the global avian flu situation today, after a weekend that brought word of more outbreaks on farms in Bangladesh and Vietnam.The FAO said the disease has infected fewer birds so far this year than it had by this time last year, but warned that Egypt, Indonesia, and Nigeria have not yet been able to control it.Joseph Domenech, the FAO’s chief veterinary officer, said the “overall viral load” seems lower now than it was a year ago. “The presence of H5N1 in wild birds is less than it was last year when we saw a surge in the virus, particularly in Europe,” he said. “Also there is more transparency, better surveillance and improved and timelier reporting of outbreaks.”Because Egypt, Indonesia, and Nigeria have not been able to contain the disease, they serve as reservoirs that could lead to its introduction in other countries, the FAO said. All three countries are “heavily infected,” though Nigeria less than the other two, the statement said.In Indonesia, only 3 of 33 provinces are free of avian flu, and the disease is endemic in Java, Sumatra, Bali, and South Sulawesi, the FAO said. Lack of compensation for farmers has been an obstacle to avian flu control in Egypt, and Nigeria has not been able to effectively control movement of poultry from outbreak areas.”Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam have been generally successful in containing and controlling the virus,” the agency said. “In Thailand there has not been a human case of the disease since August 2006.”The agency also said the discovery of avian flu in Bangladesh is not surprising, because the virus is circulating in the wider region and the country is on important migratory bird flyways.Virus hits farms in Bangladesh, VietnamNine more farms in Bangladesh were hit by avian flu over the weekend, bringing the number affected to 25, Radio Australia reported today. The newly affected farms included some near the capital, Dhaka, where the virus first surfaced, and some in the north.The report said authorities have destroyed about 70,000 birds since the disease was confirmed on six farms on Mar 22. A health official said nearly 500 farm workers have been given a local version of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) as a precaution.In Vietnam, avian flu killed 65 ducks and forced the slaughter of 20 more in Ca Mau province in the far south, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report published yesterday. The 65 ducks, 20 days old and unvaccinated, began dying Mar 22.The new outbreaks came a few days after the government said the country had gone 21 days with no new outbreaks, AFP reported. The virus resurfaced in the country’s poultry this past winter after about a year with no outbreaks. Most of the recent outbreaks have been in southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region.Culling in Myanmar, KuwaitIn other developments, authorities in Myanmar destroyed about 6,600 birds on the northern outskirts of Yangon last week after a possible H5N1 outbreak was detected, according to another AFP report today. The unconfirmed outbreak was on a farm in Mingaladon Township.Five outbreaks have been confirmed around Yangon, the country’s largest city, since Feb 28, AFP reported. About 38,000 birds have been culled.Officials said the problem is smaller this year than the one a year ago, when 660,000 birds were killed to control an outbreak around the central city of Mandalay.In Kuwait, officials reported Mar 31 that about 60% of the country’s layer hens were destroyed last week in response to avian flu, though the total number of birds found infected was only 96, according to a Mar 31 AFP report.Health Minister Maasuma al-Mubarak said the number of infected birds had risen from 57 to 96 in the preceding week, with 20 of them on three commercial poultry farms in Wafra, south of Kuwait City, the story said.Jassem al-Bader, head of the agriculture ministry, said authorities culled 1.1 million layer chickens on the farms, representing about 60% the country’s stock, AFP reported. About 1.5 million birds have been culled since this year’s first report of the virus in Kuwait, on Feb 25.See also:Apr 2 FAO statementhttp://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2007/1000534/index.htmlUN news release on the FAO statementhttp://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=22090&Cr=Avian&Cr1=Flulast_img read more

South Sudan’s ongoing violence and the threat of famine raises concern

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first_imgThe worlds youngest Nation, South Sudan, marked four years of independence on Thursday. But for most citizens, there was little to celebrate. Tens of thousands of people have been killed in an ongoing conflict in the country and nearly two million others displaced from their homes. South Sudan Faces Famine Threat South Sudan government denies renewed violence in Malakal region Related Sexual Violence in South Sudan Ongoing Despite Ceasefire Agreementlast_img

Doctors save man by using alcohol

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first_img Tweet HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Doctors save man by using alcohol by: – December 24, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 11 Views   no discussions Share A small amount of absolute alcohol was injected to produce a small controlled heart attackUK doctors have saved a man’s life using an unconventional treatment – a shot of neat alcohol into the arteries supplying his heart. Ronald Aldom, 77, from Portishead near Bristol, had an unusual heart rhythm called ventricular tachychardia that can be fatal if left unchecked. Medics had tried to treat it using standard methods but with no success. They resorted to using pure ethanol to trigger a controlled heart attack and kill off some of his heart muscle. Ethanol ablationThe procedure involved passing a catheter into a blood vessel in the groin and guiding it up towards the heart. Once the catheter identifies which part of the heart the dangerous rhythms are coming from, the ethanol dose can be delivered. This kills the area of the heart muscle causing the problem allowing the heart’s rhythm to return to normal.This rare treatment has only been conducted a handful of times in the UK. Cardiologist Dr Tom Johnson, who carried out the procedure at the Bristol Heart Institute, said Mr Aldom was now “much better”. “He wasn’t going to leave hospital unless something was done. There was no other option.”Mr Aldom, who is now out of hospital, said: “I think it’s wonderful that the doctors tried everything to help me. “If they hadn’t have done this I wouldn’t be here now.”BBC Newslast_img read more

Sessegnon effort enough against Everton

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first_img Midfielder Sebastian Larsson had earlier gone close with three free-kicks, the last of which Tim Howard had to claw out of his top corner. However, opposite number Simon Mignolet had little to do at the other end as Everton struggled to impose themselves in the face of a concerted assault by a Sunderland side rejuvenated by their new manager. The hosts, who beat Newcastle 3-0 last week, could have been ahead with just five minutes gone when Danny Graham, still awaiting his first goal in a red and white shirt, ran on to Larsson’s header over the top, but initially hampered by team-mate Sessegnon, he fired straight at Howard. Sunderland threatened at regular intervals, most notably through Sweden international Larsson. He clipped the bar with a 12th-minute free-kick and whistled another just wide five minutes before the break before forcing a fine save with a third dead ball effort in the final minute of the half. Everton were still re-grouping after that near miss when they fell behind with Larsson turning provider with a pass which allowed Sessegnon to set himself before drilling a low shot past Howard, who got a hand to the ball, but could not prevent it from creeping inside the post. The home side came close to extending their lead seven minutes after the break when full-back Danny Rose burst forward and powered his way past Leon Osman before blasting a left-foot shot wide. Victor Anichebe had a chance to level seconds later, but he shot weakly straight at keeper Mignolet under pressure from Carlos Cuellar. Substitute Nikica Jelavic glanced a 61st-minute header wide from a Leighton Baines cross and just could not react in time after Mignolet spilled Marouane Fellaini’s snapshot. Anichebe fired over two minutes later with the Toffees enjoying their best spell of the game, and Kevin Mirallas drifted a 70th-minute cross dangerously towards the back post, but could not pick out a team-mate. Larsson almost handed the visitors a way back into the game. Mignolet had little choice but to catch his overhit back-pass as it sailed over his head, and referee Phil Dowd awarded an indirect free-kick and booked the Belgian. Jelavic tapped the ball to Steven Pienaar, who stopped it for Baines to smash it towards goal, but a solid wall of defenders did its job. Stephane Sessegnon’s second goal in a week handed Paolo Di Canio a 1-0 victory over Everton in his first home game as Sunderland eased themselves further clear of relegation trouble. Press Associationcenter_img The Benin international’s strike in first-half injury time secured a second successive win for the Black Cats and their first over Everton in 20 attempts in all competitions. But more importantly, it was well deserved as they dominated for long periods and limited the Champions League-chasing Toffees to a handful of half-chances in front of a delighted crowd of 44,614. last_img read more

Enemy shows opposition way home

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first_img Press Association Auld Enemy put up a promising display when making all the running to make a winning debut in the Requinto EBF Maiden at Navan. The trainer said: “He’s a grand colt. He had a good draw and was reasonably professional. He wants further and we’ll get him home and make a plan for him then.” Wachman and Lordan completed a double when Curvy followed up last month’s course and distance success in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap. It was a close-run thing, as Dragon Fei collared Jeremy’s Girl close home only to be caught by the 15-8 favourite in the shadow of the post. “She’s a nice filly. She’ll run in stakes races now. She’s got a good pedigree so it’s important to get some black type,” said Wachman. center_img David Wachman’s son of Fastnet Rock (13-2) broke away smartly under Wayne Lordan to grab the far rail and dictate affairs. Well in command, the juvenile went on to score by a length and a half from Black Beach, with the always prominent favourite Stone Mountain third. last_img read more

Kephart, Mulcahy win annual Kaufman 5K

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first_img Bio Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) ELLSWORTH — More than 200 runners and walkers — the largest field ever — turned out Saturday for the eighth annual Jerry Kaufman Memorial 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run held by the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA.Andrew Kephart, 30, of Ellsworth captured top honors, pulling away from the rest of the field and finishing in 17 minutes, 14.29 seconds.But 29-year-old Sarah Mulcahy of Baring Plantation turned in a superb performance as the first female to finish, placing second overall in 18:22.07.Chris Holt, 53, of Ellsworth placed third in 18:54.27, and Kassie Strout, 24, of Trenton was the women’s runner-up, finishing 16th overall in 21:28.52.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMale and female age group winners in the 5K:10 and under – Caleb Hicks, 10, of Franklin in 23:26.12 and Sophie Torrance, 10, of Ellsworth in 36:01.96.11-19 – Evan Merchant, 13, of Beals in 20:37.58 and Marilyn Sawyer, 12, of Trenton in 29:55.76.20-29 – Nick Brown, 27, of Ellsworth, fifth overall in 19:24, and Veronica Wentworth, 25, of Franklin in 22:39.22.30-39 – Darren Winchenbach, 33, of Waldoboro, sixth overall in 19:36.41, and Laura Anderson, 38, of Bar Harbor in 22:06.52.40-49 – Adam Murphy, 40, of Hancock, seventh overall in 129:55.33, and Michelle Gagnon, 49, of Ellsworth in 23:14.05.50-59 – Michael Westphal, 57, of Cranberry Isles in 20:46.16 and Kristen Curtis, 55, of Steuben in 22:42.32.60-69 – Bob Ciano, 60, of Castine, fourth overall in 19:07.21, and Jane Ham, 67, of Ellsworth in 26:16.34.70 and over – Lloyd Harmon, 74, of Ellsworth in 25:56.19 and Gina Grogean, 73, of Surry in 52:00.72.Other top 10 finishers were James Perry Jr., 26, of Eastbrook, eighth in 19:55.39; Andy Pereira, 46, of Bass Harbor, ninth in 20:02.38; and Tobin Peacock, 41, of Lamoine, 10th in 20:03.17.Proceeds from the race, part of the Eden Athletics Race Series, go to support Hancock County HomeCare and Hospice. Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.comcenter_img Latest Posts Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017last_img read more