Report: Offshore Wind Can Produce ‘Civilization-Scale Power’

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Science Magazine:Floating wind turbines at sea could create up to three times as much electricity as turbines on land, increasing the energy potential for a technology that has yet to be proven at scale, a new study suggests.Scientists at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Palo Alto, California, wanted to know whether turbines installed in the open ocean—where air currents are 70% stronger than on land—would also face wind shadow problems. So they conducted virtual experiments using a climate model, and in today’s issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences atmospheric scientist Anna Possner and climatologist Ken Caldiera report that turbines placed in the North Atlantic could produce three times as much power as an existing wind farm in Kansas of similar size. Driving this greater potential are wintertime low-pressure systems, which occur more frequently at sea than land. They efficiently mix energy from fast, upper level winds down to the surface of the ocean, speeding surface winds. That means offshore wind turbines in close proximity would still encounter each other’s wind shadow, the authors write, but the wind speed would recover because of the replenished energy, allowing for sustained high power.The authors say their findings should spur companies to try to overcome those obstacles, however, estimating that offshore wind farms in the North Atlantic alone “could potentially provide civilization-scale power.”More: Offshore wind farms have powerful advantage over land-based turbines, study finds Report: Offshore Wind Can Produce ‘Civilization-Scale Power’last_img read more

The CUInsight Experience podcast: Mina Worthington – Dragon slaying (#91)

first_img 58SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Details Thank you for tuning in to episode 91 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host, Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. This episode is brought to you by our friends at PSCU. As the nation’s premier payments CUSO, PSCU proudly supports the success of more than 1,500 credit unions.Randy has Mina Worthington as his guest on the show today. She is the President and CEO of Solarity Credit Union in Yakima, Washington. We talk about digital transformation, the future of credit unions, remote work, what the workplace looks like going forward, and how to keep the credit union culture intact with all the changes. Listen as Mina shares how she keeps her team connected during this crisis, how she has grown as a leader because of it, and the biggest changes at her credit union that she plans on carrying over once the pandemic is over. Mina also discusses how she maintains the credit union culture with everyone working remotely and what she will be most proud to have accomplished a year from now.Additionally, Mina discusses why she took the position as President and CEO of Solarity, how the inspiration has changed, and some tips for new CEOs dealing with uncertainty. Mina also speaks about some leadership myths she wants to debunk and that she loves to spend time with her family, boating, or traveling when she has time away from the office.In the rapid-fire questions section, we learned that Mina wanted to be a graphic designer when she grew up, she was a slacker and partier in high school, and that she loves Guns & Roses as much as I do. When she hears the word success, she thinks of her husband because of everything he has accomplished. This was a fun conversation you don’t want to miss. Enjoy!Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher Books mentioned on The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book List How to find Mina:Mina Worthington, President and CEO of Solarity Credit Unionmworthington@solaritycu.orgwww.solaritycu.orgLinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Show notes from this episode:A big shout-out to our friends at PSCU, an amazing sponsor of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Thank you!Check out all the outstanding work that Mina and her team at Solarity are doing here.Shout-out: Mina’s team at Solarity Credit UnionApp mentioned: YammerShout-out: Chuck PurvisShout-out: CUNAShout-out: Sheryl SandbergShout-out: Jill NowackiBook mentioned: Lean In by Sheryl SandbergShout-out: Steve SwanstonShout-out: Karin Sand & Fred JohnsonShout-out: Mina’s husband and childrenShout-out: Victor CorroShout-out: Tansley StearnsAlbum mentioned: Appetite for Destruction by Guns & RosesBook mentioned: Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by James C. CollinsPrevious guests mentioned in this episode: Chuck Purvis, Steve Swanston, Victor Corro, Tansley Stearns, Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18, 37, 64 & 82) This Episode:[01:53] – Welcome to the show, Mina![02:05] – Mina shares how her team is holding up.[03:04] – Mina speaks about how she keeps her team connected with emails and video recordings.[05:03] – Listen as Mina shares how she has grown as a leader during this pandemic.[07:24] – What are your credit union’s biggest changes, and how will they change going forward?[09:00] – Mina speaks about how to maintain the culture when everyone is working remotely.[12:09] – Mina discusses what she believes that credit unions need to do to stay relevant in the future.[13:19] – What will you be most proud of that your team has accomplished twelve months from now?[15:01] – Mina speaks about what inspired her to take the job as President and CEO of Solarity.[18:24] – Mina says that the inspiration hasn’t changed over her years as CEO.[20:12] – Do you have any tips for new CEOs going through the pandemic?[21:27] – Mina shares what her team has heard her say over and over.[21:46] – Mina speaks about the myth about leadership that she wants to debunk.[22:22] – Listen as Mina discusses some mistakes she sees young leaders make today.[23:07] – Mina shares some advice that a mentor gave her she uses to this day.[24:07] – What do you do to recharge when you have a day off?[25:11] – Mina shares how she was in high school, and the first time she got into memorable trouble.[25:57] – What did you want to be when you grew up?[26:18] – Mina speaks about her morning routine and how she needs to exercise or her entire day feels off.[26:45] – What is the best album of all time?[27:18] – Is there a book you think everyone should read?[27:30] – She says that her weekends have become more important, and friends have become less important.[28:42] – Mina says that the first person she thinks of when she hears the word success is her husband.[29:51] – Mina shares some final asks for the listeners.[30:51] – Thank you so much for being on the show!last_img read more

FIFA to Give VAR Green Light at World Cup

first_img“Video refereeing isn’t going to be the solution to everything in football. What we want to do is avoid resounding mistakes by referees.”At the World Cup in Russia from June 14 to July 15, VAR will be used to judge whether or not a goal has been scored, analyse whether a penalty should be awarded, decide on red cards and rectify if a player has been mistakenly sanctioned.The game’s lawmakers, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), had decided two weeks ago at its meeting in Zurich to support VAR at the World Cup.VAR has been trialled since 2016 by around 20 federations including the German Bundesliga and Italian Serie A.But it has not been universally welcomed with even Uefa, the European governing body, still to be convinced.“Nobody knows exactly how VAR will work. There is already a lot of confusion,” said UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin who insists that VAR will not be used in next season’s Champions League.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FIFA is expected to rubber-stamp Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology for this summer’s World Cup despite lingering opposition from within and outside football.President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, will oversee the governing body’s meeting in Bogota happy to give the green light to the system despite a long, personal spell of scepticism.“VAR is something positive that will bring much more to the transparency of football,” said Infantino ahead of the FIFA Council meeting starting today.last_img read more

Syracuse wins 5-set marathon against Sacred Heart

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 9, 2017 at 2:05 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34 UPDATED: Sept. 9, 2017 at 9:49 p.m.Syracuse (5-4) won a five-set thriller against Sacred Heart (4-5) on Saturday afternoon in the Dartmouth Tournament in Hanover, New Hampshire.After dropping the first set 22-25 to the Pioneers, the Orange took the next two, 25-22 and 29-27. Sacred Heart responded with a 26-24 victory in the fourth set before Syracuse won the fifth set, 15-11, to claim the match.One day after setting the Orange season-high with 48 assists, Annie Bozzo re-upped with another season-best for Syracuse with five service aces. The junior setter was all over the court, dishing out 37 assists and tallying seven digs. Four players notched at least eight kills for the Orange, which had 47 total in the game. Mariia Levanova paced the Syracuse offense, setting a career-high with 11 kills in the match, while Santita Ebangwese added 10 kills.After falling behind 3-0 in the opening set, the Orange responded with a 9-4 run, which prompted a Pioneers timeout. Sacred Heart then scored four unanswered points out of the break. Syracuse never recovered or regained the lead in the set. Despite a hit percentage almost .150 higher than that of the Pioneers’, the Orange were downed by five Sacred Heart aces in the set and fell behind 1-0.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBozzo flipped the script in the second set, scoring the first two aces of the match for Syracuse. The aces, combined with errors by the Pioneers, helped the Orange jump out to an early lead in the second set that it never relinquished. The Syracuse lead stretched out to 19-15, and it appeared that the Orange was poised to pull away. But three straight points by Sacred Heart closed the gap to just one and caused a Syracuse timeout. The Orange closed out the set to tie the match at one set a piece.The third set was one of runs, and Syracuse found itself on the right side of a late run when SU took a 24-22 lead. The Orange had the opportunity to take the lead in the match with two set points, but both points were squandered after Sacred Heart buckled down to tie the set. SU quickly regained its form to close out the set, 29-27.After an inauspicious start to the fourth set, in which the Pioneers took a 3-0 lead, Syracuse went on to tie, 10-10. The Orange clung onto its 21-17 lead until it was faced with a match point at 24-23. But it couldn’t capitalize on the opportunity. The match point was lost and two points later so was the set, and Sacred Heart sent the match into a fifth set.In the fifth set, Syracuse immediately jumped out to a 5-1 lead. The Pioneers clawed back to close the gap to one, but it proved the last run of the afternoon for Sacred Heart. The Orange finished the match on a 5-2 run and won its marathon match.Syracuse has little time to relax following the win and it will play Iona at 4:30 p.m., the last game of the weekend for the Orange.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, Sacred Heart’s record was incorrectly identified as 3-5. Sacred Heart, after this game, was 4-5. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Commentslast_img read more

Disturbing photos of PFAS contamination continue to surface at Van Etten Lake

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisOscoda Township — Photographs of a foamy-like substance around Van Etten Lake are continuing to make their way to social media, showcasing more evidence of PFAS contamination.A few photos taken by Michael Clemons were posted in the public Facebook Group ‘Need Our Water.’ These photos showed a foamy substance on the shores and surrounding areas of Van Etten, off of Loud Dr.The toxic groupings are a result of firefighting foams used at the Wurtsmith Air Force Base. Concerned citizens across the country gathered in Washington D.C. to voice their concerns over this cancer causing problem on Wednesday, including a few members of NOW. A senate committee held a hearing with the Environmental Protection Agency and people dealing with the results of PFAS contamination. Citizens and lawmakers like Michigan’s Senator Gary Peters discussed the difficulties, health problems, dropping of real estate prices, and immediate actions to address the problem.In the hearing on Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency showed no signs of reducing the current health advisory set at 70 Parts-Per-Trillion. PFOS testing in the surrounding area in Oscoda has capped out at 254 Parts-Per-Trillion.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Contamination, Need Our Water, PFAS, PFOA, PFOS, Senator Gary Peter, Van Etten Lake, Washington D.C., Wurtsmith Air Force BaseContinue ReadingPrevious 3 Vehicle Car Crash Causes Small Fire, Sends 2 Passengers to MidMichigan Medical AlpenaNext ‘I Love a Piano’ opens at Thunder Bay Theatrelast_img read more

Williams’ return gives KaTropa additional boost

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matching up against an inconsistent Columbian side, TNT rolled to an easy 123-95 victory with Williams solid in his return more than a month into the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“I’m just glad I’m starting the conference at all and being back from injury,” said Williams Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“The guys have been doing great and I wanted to make sure my inclusion would mean that we could play better so this was a good start.”Williams suffered an injury in his upper body before the start of the second conference and it took the 36-year-old more than a month to recover just enough to be back in game shape. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmcenter_img View comments Meralco keeps Ginebra struggling, spoils Brownlee’s return Kelly Williams. PBA IMAGESTNT was already rolling in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup before Kelly Williams got into the mix.The KaTropa had established a 4-1 record prior to Williams’ return from an upper body injury, but the big man’s return didn’t slow down TNT’s upward trajectory by one bit.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Despite finishing with a line of 11 points, five rebounds, and three assists in 18 minutes of play, Williams said he still has to get into the best shape possible.“I’m physically strong and it just has to take time to get my rhythm back and get my legs under me,” said Williams. “This will take time, hopefully in the coming weeks I’ll be able to get myself back to normal.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more