Floating solar construction to start off Singapore

first_imgOne of the world’s first and largest sea water floating solar systems is set for completion later this year in Singapore. Sunseap From 10 September to 31 December, installation of a floating solar farm west of Senoko Fishery Port will take place. Posted: about 1 month ago Categories: Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the 5 MegaWatt-peak (MWp) floating solar system should generate about 6,388 MWh of renewable energy annually, once completed. The company behind the project is Sunseap Group, Southeast Asia’s leading sustainable energy provider. A finalised scale model consisting of about 50 units then underwent hydrodynamic testing in a wave tank. Tests included for corrosion, movement of waves and biofouling (growth of barnacles and algae). It could also reduce greenhouse gas emissions of about 2,600 tonnes every year, over the next 25 years and beyond. Posted: about 1 month ago Business developments & projects For the purpose of this project, a crane barge will install mooring sinkers on the seabed. After this, setup of the floating support platforms will take place, followed by fitment of the solar panels. HDB and the National University of Singapore also collaborated on testing for the system. HDB and NUS took care of the design for the Sunseap’s solar farm floater module. HDB collaborated with ISO Landscape to study, develop and test a floating solar system specifically for marine conditions. This is equivalent to powering about 1,250 4-room flats. The floater system, designed to withstand waves and ship wakes, was first used at Tengeh floating solar farm. PUB and Sembcorp start floating solar PV system construction in Singapore Announced in 2018, the company is developing one of the world’s largest offshore floating photovoltaic systems to be located north of Woodlands Waterfront Park, along the Straits of Johor.last_img read more

PBS screens documentary on journalist Ruben Salazar

first_imgThe event featured Phillip Rodriguez, director and producer of the film; Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and George J. Sanchez, professor of American studies and ethnicity, and history at USC.“I thought it was very well made and very well produced,” said Maria Plascencia, a sophomore majoring in American studies and ethnicity. “I like that it didn’t take sides like most documentaries about Ruben Salazar do.”The documentary chronicles the independent investigation into the life and mysterious death of journalist Ruben Salazar, the first Mexican-American news columnist at the Los Angeles Times and concludes that, despite many conspiracy theories, Salazar’s death was accidental.“I have stood up here many times representing my father,” Lisa Salazar said after the film. “Now, this documentary allows him to represent himself.”Salazar was killed on Aug. 29, 1970, by a tear-gas projector fired by a Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy during the National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War, according to the Los Angeles Times. The march was the culminating point of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, which represented Latinos’ goal of empowerment.“Today, even in neighboring communities, there are times when people say they’re American, even though they’re from Mexican descent,” said Laura Guzman, a junior majoring in American studies. “I still see a stigma in the younger generations.”Sometime before his death, LAPD cautioned Salazar about his coverage of the rising Chicano revolutionary movement in the city. Salazar then spoke with members of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and told them he thought he was being followed. Days later, he was killed, and has since become a martyr figure for many Latinos.“It was a very moving film,” said Will Federman, a sophomore majoring in print and digital journalism. “It gave a great portrait of a complex man.”Sanchez addressed this issue of Latino assimilation into American culture in terms of many peoples’ idolization of Salazar.“We had kind of built a mythology about his death,” Sanchez said, “not focusing enough on his life.”Filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez is a visiting fellow at the Annenberg School whose previous documentaries include Race 2012, Latinos ’08 and Brown Is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream. Rodriguez spoke about his quest to bring new light to a story he believes has been previously mischaractarized because of a lack of true information.“It is a really powerful story about a really extraordinary period in history,” Rodriguez said. “My ambition was to take a story that had been marginalized and put it in the American mainsteam.”Rodriguez was a young boy living in Los Angeles when Salazar was killed and, as a fellow Latino, wanted to reveal the truth behind the “controversial incident,” which he feels has been “shrouded by conspiracy theories because police were very reluctant to reveal information.”When police officials refused to release their records, Rodriguez sought help from Thomas A. Saenz of MALDEF, who was another panelist at the screening, and together they took legal action.“We had to force the police to cough up the details,” Rodriguez said. “And we did so by suing them and winning.”Though the details of the newly released information offered no new conclusions in the mysterious death the film presents a fuller picture of the life of Salazar and his contributions to journalism.Follow Rebecca on Twitter @RebeccaJDancer A prescreening and panel discussion of the new PBS documentary Ruben Salazar: Man In The Middle was presented by Visions and Voices last night to a full Annenberg Auditorium, which included Salazar’s two daughters, Lisa and Stephanie.Looking for answers · Filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez discusses the investigation of Ruben Salazar’s death as experts George Sanchez and Thomas Saenz prepare to speak on Thursday at the Annenberg Auditorium. – Austin Vogel | Daily Trojanlast_img read more

UKGC opens Manchester safety workshop programme for smaller operators

first_imgShare Related Articles Submit Share UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Helen Venn – UKGCUpdating the market, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is set to launch series of ‘Manchester workshops’ seeking to help ‘nationwide smaller licensed gambling operators’ improve responsibility, consumer safety and integrity standards.The workshops will be held at the Performance Spaces Central Library and will be further supported by Manchester City Council.The specialist programme will focus on ‘common compliance findings, tackling money laundering, and helping gamblers stay safe using multi-operator self-exclusion and local risk assessments.’The UKGC will open its workshop programme to smaller, resource-limited UK-licensed operators, competing within the arcade, bingo and betting sectors.Helen Venn, Executive Director Compliance and Licensing at the Gambling Commission, said: “Raising standards across the whole gambling industry is at the heart of our latest strategy to shape a well-regulated gambling market that works for consumers.“These workshops are a really important opportunity for us to engage with smaller operators on a face-to-face basis and to re-emphasise the importance of gambling businesses taking their anti-money laundering and social responsibility requirements seriously.”In a further September update, the UKGC has requested industry stakeholders to ‘voice their opinion’ on protecting children and keeping gambling fair and safe.The UKGC details that it proposing new directives which would see tougher ID and age verification on access to gambling portals and free-to-play content.The under-age safety consultation is currently open-to-response at https://consult.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/author/age-and-identity-verification/ Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

DDTV: Win a house in St Eunan’s GAA club’s ‘super draw’!

first_imgSt Eunan’s GAA club are offering the chance to win a €155,000 house for just €100!The three-bedroom semi-detached home is in the Rann Mór Meadow development.St Eunan’s GAA club hope to raise enough in the draw to help construct a new all-weather 4G floodlit pitch at the club’s O’Donnell Park home. The draw takes place on Easter Sunday, April 16, and tickets costing €100 are available from club members. DDTV: Win a house in St Eunan’s GAA club’s ‘super draw’! was last modified: February 7th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennyRann Mor MeadowSt Eunanslast_img read more