Energy and Utilities Department Represented at Green Aruba VII Conference

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 7, 2016 -The seventh annual Green Aruba Conference, held at the Marriott Resort & Stellar is Casino in Aruba during the week of November 15, served as an exceptional platform to showcase Aruba’s progress in sustainable energy transition, a process which began since 2004. This conference provided an ideal opportunity for countries, institutions and experts from all over the world to share valuable information, knowledge, experiences and best practices.Energy Analyst – Ms. Sparkle Prentice participated as a mentee of the Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE) network, an initiative of the Clinton Climate Initiative, connecting women energy leaders from islands worldwide, providing up-to-date information on the status of women in the energy industry and highlighting women doing world-changing work.  Ms. Prentice was one of ten women selected as a WIRE Mentee who will benefit from one-on-one mentoring, sharing goals, successes and learning opportunities to develop personal leadership styles and refine tools to progress and excel; thereby achieving professional and personal goals in a male-dominated energy industry.  At the Green Aruba Conference, as a WIRE Mentee, Ms. Prentice participated in the panel discussion, “Islands as Leaders in the Evolving Energy Portfolio: The Opportunities and Challenges.”  Ms. Prentice spoke about island governments working to create and reform policies that benefit utilities, government, industry and residents, as well as the opportunities or incentives that can be offered to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. She was joined in Aruba by her 2 WIRE Network Ambassadors, Juliet Carvalhal and First Lady of Aruba, Doina Eman Neagoy, as well as other WIRE Network Ambassadors and mentees from Jamaica, St. Lucia, Anguilla, US Virgin Islands and San Andres. Ms. Prentice also participated in the WIRE Mentor Network sessions on leadership, self-awareness, and realizing and embracing power and influence.Energy and Utilities Commissioner – Malike Cummings was a speaker on the first day of the Green Aruba Conference, presenting on the topic, “Energy Sustainability and the Regulator.” He addressed the emerging role of the regulator in promoting sustainable energy, and underscored the increasing complexity and challenges the implementation of sustainable energy brings to the role, function and duty of the regulator, especially in small Caribbean markets. The involvement of the regulator in policy development is fundamentally important in order to contribute and transfer knowledge to the process, and to ensure processes are transparent and actions predictable in order to minimize risks and transaction costs, and instill and reinforce investor confidence in renewable energy initiatives.Cummings also spoke to the many regulatory challenges, namely;  having to justifying the value of benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives, which are realizable in the long term, against relatively high costs that must be borne in the short term; the challenge of managing special  interests to minimize regulatory capture; dealing with archaic legislative and regulatory frameworks and the challenges of modernizing them; and the coordinating role of the regulator with relevant departments and agencies to minimize conflicts, duplication of efforts and delays in the successful and effective implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives. He also spoke about the pivotal role of the Regulator in the Integrated Resource Planning for the electric utility, to ensure a least cost energy mix and acquisition of assets.  Fundamental to the successful execution of the regulator’s duties is the adequate allocation of resources, especially in this increasingly complex and emerging energy sector, where roles, tasks and functions continue to accrete, Cummings elaborated. Related Items:last_img read more

San Diego County Gun Owners respond to shooting at Del Mar Fairgrounds

first_img DEL MAR (KUSI) – The San Diego County Gun Owners PAC has published an official statement in response to the shooting incident that took place during the Ice Cube concert at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.RELATED STORY: Armed suspect shot by deputy outside Del Mar FairgroundsTheir statement reads:“In response to the shooting at the Ice Cube concert at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the San Diego County Gun Owners PAC calls on the 22nd Agricultural Board to discontinue events that invite violence and, instead, support events that promote family, safety, and law-abiding San Diegans, such as the Crossroads of the West gun show.“Where’s the moral outrage towards the Del Mar Fairgrounds and the Agricultural Association board of directors? The Agricultural Board permitted a rap concert performed by an artist with a history of glorifying violence, drug dealing, gang culture, and degrading women. Guess what happened? Sure enough, violence breaks out with a gun. Yet, the board is entertaining the idea, based on so-called moral grounds, of discontinuing the gun shows attended by thousands of law-abiding San Diegan families who learn gun safety. The board wants to close down or demand additional security for family-oriented events, but then they allow Ice Cube concerts.“Their hypocrisy is obvious: The fairgrounds board has lost all moral authority. We call on the board to realign their priorities with the rule of law and support events that promote safe, legal, responsible activities for families to enjoy, such as the annual county fair and the gun shows.”Michael A. SchwartzExecutive DirectorSan Diego County Gun Owners PAC Mike McKinnon III, San Diego County Gun Owners respond to shooting at Del Mar Fairgrounds Mike McKinnon III Posted: September 4, 2018 September 4, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Survey reveals SoCal drivers admit to using smartphones while driving

first_img April 3, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Survey reveals SoCal drivers admit to using smartphones while driving KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – April is National Distracted Driver Awareness Month. The Automobile Club of Southern California released a survey showing that 10% of adult drivers use their smartphones while driving.Drivers who are more likely to drive “in-texticated” are between 25-to-39 years old.About 10% of drivers who were in a car crash in the last five years believe smartphone distraction was a factor. Posted: April 3, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Insta360s new Titan is a basketballsized eightlens VR camera

first_img Post a comment Cameras CES 2019 Share your voice The Insta360’s Titan costs $15,000. Insta360 If you’re a professional videographer looking for the best VR camera on the market, Insta360’s massive Titan could be just the thing. Sporting eight Micro Four Thirds sensors capable of taking up to 11K video resolution at 30 frames per second, the Titan is about the size of a basketball, and probably has the largest sensors of a VR camera in the market right now. Insta360 announced it Monday at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. Besides shooting video at 11K, the Titan can handle 10K resolution in 3D, or 11K 360-degree photos in both normal and 3D types. You can record 8K resolution in 60 fps and 5.3K at 120 fps. The Titan can also shoot 10-bit HDR video. Other features include Insta360’s software features, such as FlowState Stabilization, which lets you create stabilized videos without the need for gimbals. It will also have Farsight, a live monitoring system that lets you use a tablet or phone to preview the shoot. The Titan will likely ship in April, with Insta360 planning to do a pilot program with select filmmakers before that happens. It will cost a whopping $15,000, which converts to about £11,800 or AU$21,0000. Quick specs Camera: 8 Micro Four Thirds sensors Photos: 11K resolution, 3D and mono Video: 11K at 30 fps, 10K in 3D, 8K at 60 fps and 5.3K at 120 fps Price: $15,000 CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. center_img 0 All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Tags 85 Photoslast_img read more

Harrison Announces BPD Crime Plan

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.comOn July 24, Baltimore had reported 182 homicides, a grisly pace, which could lead to the eclipse of the record of 343 murders in 2017 and the fifth year in a row of 300 homicides.In the midst of another year of prolific violence last week, the AFRO asked the question, “What’s the Plan to Reduce Violence?”  Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Michael Harrrison released details of the department’s crime plan on the same day, July 18, we published that story.“First, our deployment strategy will be guided by the following principles: a community oriented policing approach that emphasizes working with the community; number two, a problem oriented approach that encourages officers to focus on ways to fight crime; number three its intelligence led policing that focuses on using criminal intelligence and research analysis to drive operational and deployment decisions, an enhanced guardianship, which focuses on more visible police presence in the community, to include more foot patrols in our micro zones, business checks in high crime areas and regular attendance at community meetings,” said Harrison during a press conference where he outlined the broadest themes of the crime fighting strategy. During that press conference, flanked by several city leaders, including Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, Harrison went further.“We need to consider not just where crime is occurring, but when it is happening. Using data driven approaches district by district, our command staff will be directing our efforts to focus on specific days of the week, times of the day and locations where crimes are being committed most frequently over the previous six months,” Harrison said.“In our new vision for the department we have now established a path for making us one of the finest police departments in the country. All of the issues that we face revolve around one of seven core focus areas: crime reduction, community engagement, consent decree compliance, creating a culture of accountability, connectivity or upgrading and improving the technology that we use, capacity building and central to everything communication.”“Baltimore Police Department Crime Reduction Strategy”last_img read more

As an internet startup how do I project advertising income

first_img min read August 25, 2009 Listen Now How Success Happens Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Forecasting revenues is tough at any time, and so much harder for startups. Rather than trying to find a precise number, it’s often easier to develop a range–bookends of high and low projections.Web advertising is typically paid for in one of two ways:* Impression (CPM ) based: Advertisers pay to have their ads shown to your visitors, and pay per impression. The CPM (cost-per-thousand impressions) varies dramatically depending on the value of your audience; it can range from pennies to hundreds of dollars or more for niche audience.* Performance (CPA) based: Advertisers pay only when a site visitor completes an action (fills in a form, purchases, etc.)A revenue model for impression-based advertising would look like:# ads per page * # pageviews * CPMA revenue model for performance-based advertising would look like:# ads per page * # pageviews * (% that take action) * CPAObviously you make more if you have more ads, but at the risk of driving away your visitors.The common element is that if you have a lot of good quality traffic then advertisers will be more interested. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more