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GE begins testing of innovative two-piece onshore wind turbine blade

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ReNews.Biz:A prototype of GE’s 5MW-plus Cypress onshore wind turbine platform has started operating for the first time at a site in the Netherlands. Installation of the 5.3MW machine started late last year at Wieringermeer and the unit is now generating electricity at full-power, the company said.GE will continue to operate the prototype during the months to come in order to validate the performance of the platform.GE Renewable Energy chief executive Jerome Pecresse said: “We’re delighted with the progress our team has been able to make in bringing our innovative, high-tech turbine to market on an accelerated schedule.“We are confident that Cypress, with its two-piece blade design, will be a game changer for the industry. We’re hearing equal enthusiasm from our customers across the globe, who tell us they appreciate the potential of Cypress to help them both lower the cost of onshore wind and gain added flexibility in siting turbines.”The new machine offers a 50% increase in annual energy production compared with GE’s 3MW platform.Group company LM Wind Power as well as GE’s onshore wind business and global research centre combined to design the two-piece carbon blade for the turbine. The improvements from the longer rotors help to drive down levelised cost of electricity and the proprietary blade design allows these larger turbines to be installed in locations that were previously inaccessible, GE said.More: Dutch debut for GE onshore giant GE begins testing of innovative two-piece onshore wind turbine bladelast_img read more

Buyers on the hunt for pool as spring heats up

first_imgBuyers have been wowed by the pool at 5 Eungella Crt, Bushland Beach.TOWNSVILLE, with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, has the perfect climate for a backyard pool.During the heat of spring and summer a well-designed, sparkling pool can be a drawcard for house hunters. And agents are reporting buyers, especially those moving north from cooler climates, are increasingly placing pools on their must-have list.Giovanni Spinella from Explore Property Townsville is selling 5 Eungella Court in Bushland Beach. The four-bedroom, two- bathroom home has a pool with spa, waterfall, massage jets, LED lights and granite tiling.Mr Spinella said potential buyers had understandably been wowed by the pool.“Most of the comments about this home have been about the pool,” he said. “I think a pool really adds to that lifestyle where you spend more time at home with the family and not have to go to a public pool.“Southern buyers especially want a pool because they’re after that North Queensland dream where you can do things like swimming that you couldn’t do in a cooler climate.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Mr Spinella said while a pool can add value to a home, it was important that it was done correctly.“I think the most important thing to consider is the location of the pool because people want to be able to watch the pool from inside,” he said.“It also has to have that connection between the living area that flows out to the pool and is really important for the functionality of the home.“The concrete pool has become really popular whereas everybody used to have fibreglass pools but at the same time it depends on your budget.”REIQ Townsville zone chairman and First National Nicholson principal Wayne Nicholson said while some buyers could be put off by a pool, the majority of buyers searching for a house in summer wanted a pool and airconditioning.“There is no doubt there are buyers out there who really don’t want a pool because of the upkeep, but in our North Queensland summer, pools become very attractive to buyers,” Mr Nicholson said.“A well-placed pool with a lovely garden around it is certainly a major selling feature.” 5 Eungella Crt will be open for inspection on Sunday from 3pm-3.30pm. For more information call Giovanni Spinella on 0406 664 1941.last_img read more

GP Teen Shot Saturday morning

first_imgA Grande Prairie Teen is in hospital following a shooting Saturday morning.The RCMP responded to a call at 2:30am with reports that someone had been shot.  Upon arrival, the RCMP discovered a 14-year-old male had been shot once.  He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.The RCMP say the victim was shot by a suspect that was on the outside of the building.  There is no suspect in custody and there is no information on the suspect.  The GP RCMP continue their investigation into this incident.- Advertisement –last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny’s Regional Cultural Centre.A multi-media exhibition by the Elephant Collective to commemorate women who have died in our maternity services is to be held at Letterkenny’s Regional Cultural Centre.The event, which takes place from March 4th to 10th, 4-12 March starts with the launch of the Documentary Film ‘Picking up the Threads’ on 4th March, 3.30pm.The exhibition commemorates the lives of the women who have died in our maternity services. Between 2007 and 2014, there were inquests for eight of these women, all of which ended in verdicts of death by medical misadventure. The Elephant Collective, a group of educators, midwives and student midwives and birth activists, formed in 2014 with the aim of raising public awareness of:* the tragedy of maternal death* the need for legislation to ensure an automatic inquest following all maternal deaths* the need for vastly improved disclosure of hospital and HSE reporting on tragic and adverse incidents in our maternity services to make then fully open to public scrutiny We called ourselves The Elephant Collective because when the elephant is giving birth, the herd surrounds her to keep her and her calf safe.The multi-media exhibition includes a knitted quilt, made by over one hundred contributors from across the island of Ireland and beyond, many of the small pieces for which came from Donegal.Following the full screening of the documentary on the 4th March at 3.30pm., there will bea Question and Answer session with some of the widowers about what needs to happen to make our maternity services safer.portraits of the eight women who have had inquests following their maternal deathsa framed cross-stitch panel of the names of the eight women, made by local Donegal woman, Louise McCrossana knit a stitch and keep the thread  going work open to all who wish to contributea row or two or more of knittingyarn bombing contributions from Donegal and Derrya national petition to the incoming Minister for Justice to secure the amendment for a legal inquest in the face of all maternal deathsthe chance for groups to meet in the course of the exhibition and chat about what is needed to improve maternity service locally in DonegalFollowing Tania McCabe’s death in 2007, there was a major HSE investigation and a published report in 2008. Despite recommendations to improve maternity care substantially, these were not acted upon, and the deaths of other women occurred as the result of continuing lapses in care.Disrespect and mistreatment of women, above all not listening to what women know about their needs and their care, is widespread in Irish maternity services. This holds true at the personal level, between women and the midwives and doctors meant to be caring for them. There are also systemic failures within our maternity units and within the HSE as a whole.The widowers who have lost their wives and the mothers of their children can testify to these failures. The exhibit also honours the women who died and whose names we do not know, who are recorded only as statistics in annual clinical reports from our maternity units and hospitals.There are countries in the EU who have significantly better maternal health outcomes than we have. We need greater accountability, a truly outstanding system of audit and genuine open disclosure. It is vital to have automatic inquests for all maternal deaths to help improve our maternity services.Here in Donegal, Letterkenny General has a caesarean rate of almost 28%, above the national average, and the lowest rate of women breastfeeding exclusively on discharge, 33%, of any of the units in the west and northwest (figures gained from the HSE through Freedom of Information requests). These figures speak to the lack of continuity of carer, a failure to have one woman with the same one assigned midwife, from the beginning of pregnancy through the postnatal period to help build genuine health and wellness.There is a chance to challenge poor care but it requires community actions.In February, the Department of Health launched a national maternity strategy. The HSE has also announced that data on local maternity units and their services will now be released on a monthly basis. This means that women in Donegal can ask Letterkenny General what plans it has to improve women’s care under a health and wellness approach.For example, can it show that all of its protocols and guidelines are gold-standard evidence-based care and are all fully up to date? Can it show the extent of continuing professional development courses laid on by hospital management for its staff and its commitment to ensuring staff meet all the requirements set nationally for staying up to date with evidence? These are issues local groups might wish to explore while the exhibition is on.For further information, contact: Jo Murphy-Lawless jlawless@tcd.ie or Doreen Fitzmaurice doreenfitz@hotmail.comFind the Elephant Collective at https://www.facebook.com/The-Elephant-Collective-1662667163990925/ and https://twitter.com/el_collective where you can also view the trailer for the documentary: https://vimeo.com/147098420The exhibition also has a Facebook Events Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/779112152221562/Background InformationTania McCabe – died 9 March, 2007, Our Lady of Lourdes HospitalEvelyn Flanagan – died 19 October 19, 2007, Mayo General HospitalJennifer Crean – admitted to National Maternity Hospital, 30 June, 2008, transferred in a coma to Beaumont Hospital, 2 July, 2008, died 10 February, 2009Bimbo Onanuga – died 4 March, 2010, transferred from Rotunda Hospital to the Mater HospitalDhara Kivlehan – transferred from Sligo General Hospital on 24 September, 2010died 28 September, 2010, Belfast Royal Victoria HospitalNora Hyland – died 13 February, 2012, National Maternity HospitalSavita Halappanavar – died 28 October, 2012, Galway University HospitalSally Rowlette – died 5 February, 2013, Sligo General HospitalGroups who have contributed to the quiltAIMSI, AIMS UK, Clare Birth Choice, Community Midwives AssociationCuidiú, Donegal Women’s Centre, Doula Association of IrelandGentle Birth Ireland, Home Birth Association of Ireland, HypnoBirthing IrelandKilkenny Library Knitting Circle, Letterkenny Breastfeeding Support GroupMidlands Birth Gathering Circle, Midwifery students, Trinity College DublinNeighbourhood Midwives, St. Johnstone Breastfeeding Support GroupOrganising Members of the Elephant CollectiveFatimah Alaya, Doreen Fitzmaurice, Anne-Marie Green, Kate Harris, Julika Hudson, Martina Hynan, Caroline Kiernan, Ann Maxwell, Mary Moynihan, Jo Murphy-Lawless, Bridget Sheeran, Mary Smyth UNIQUE EXHIBITION ON MATERNAL DEATHS SET FOR DONEGAL was last modified: March 1st, 2016 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more