View post tag: Williams View post tag: Destroyer View post tag: Guided-missile View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Arleigh Burke-Class Guided-Missile Destroyer USS James E. Williams Departs Italy View post tag: Arleigh View post tag: € View post tag: Departs View post tag: Italy Arleigh Burke-Class Guided-Missile Destroyer USS James E. Williams Departs Italy April 3, 2012 Training & Education View post tag: USS View post tag: Burke-Class View post tag: News by topic The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) departed Civitavecchia, Italy, March 30, after concluding a regularly-scheduled port visit.The visit served to continue U.S. 6th Fleet efforts to build global maritime partnerships with European nations and improve maritime safety and security in the region, while also giving the crew an opportunity to discover the rich culture of the region.Civitavecchia is also known as the “Port of Rome,” and apart from being a center for maritime transport and shipping in Italy, is linked to Rome by railway.The ease of access afforded the crew aboard James E. Williams a unique opportunity to visit historic and culturally-significant sites within the surrounding area.“Liberty, the ability to experience another country,” said Cmdr. Christopher M. Senenko, commanding officer of James E. Williams, “is a part of the culture of being a Sailor of the seas, and an important reason for why they joined.”“This is a first deployment and liberty port for about 70 percent of the crew,” said Command Master Chief William G. Cramer, Command Master Chief of James E. Williams.“I can’t imagine a better first port visit,” said Fire Controlman 3rd Class Pete J. Peterson, a Sailor aboard the destroyer. “We took tours of the Coliseum, Vatican City and wandered around Rome.”“The detail and magnitude of the monuments and ruins were eye-opening,” said Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 3rd Class Carolyn L. Wilson. “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, no one would ever believe I was here.’”Sailors also attended tours arranged by the James E. Williams’ Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) committee, and were able to visit a winery and take guided tours of Rome.“I was able to tour a winery,” said Engineman 2nd Class Chad A. Hansen. “We explored an underground wine cellar, [received] a crash-course in the production of wine, and were given wine pairings with our appetizers and main course.”Through tours, sight-seeing, and local interaction, the crew played an important role in representing the U.S. Navy, said Cramer.“The crew has worked hard and proved they are a solid group of professionals and ambassadors of our country,” said Cramer. “It was an amazing and exiting place for the crew to enjoy their first liberty port at the start of a promising deployment.”James E. Williams conducted this port visit as part of a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 03, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: James Share this article
A master’s degree, prior experience teaching for MusicAppreciation Department:Fine Arts Position Title:Adjunct Faculty- Fine Arts (MUSIC) Job Close Date: Quick Linkhttps://www.jobs.aum.edu/postings/4281 Contract Type:No Response School:College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Employment Type:Temporary The Department of Fine Arts at Auburn University at Montgomery isseeking adjunct instructors capable of teaching MUSI 2110: MusicAppreciation.All instructors are expected to be competent teachers who cover theessential content and fulfill the learning objectives of thecourses they teach; responsive to changing professional needs;committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting inimproved student learning; and be capable of teaching online.Application materials must include a brief cover letter thatprovides a professional introduction, a curriculum vita, a list ofacademic references, and copies of all collegiate-leveltranscripts.Minimum qualification: A master’s degree, prior experience teachingfor Music Appreciation and the ability to teach online isnecessary Special Instructions to Applicant: Salary Band:N/A Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterCurriculum VitaeProfessional Reference SheetTranscript(s)Optional DocumentsAdditional Transcript(s)Additional Supporting DocumentsPosting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Position Profile Link Job Open Date:07/17/2020 Classification Title:Faculty Vacancy Number:F-00234 Posting Details Minimum Qualifications: About the University/College Located in Alabama’s vibrant state capital, Auburn University atMontgomery is a fast-growing university on the rise. Don’t justtake our word for it: The Princeton Review rates us as one of thebest colleges in the Southeast, while U.S. News & World Reportrecently ranked us No. 22 among regional universities in the Southfor the quality of undergraduate teaching and 38th among all publicinstitutions in the region.Auburn University at Montgomery is an equal opportunity employercommitted to excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourageapplications from historically underrepresented groups, veterans,and individuals with disabilities. Additionally, the safety andsecurity of our campus community is a top priority. All employeesat AUM are considered to be Responsible Employees and have the dutyto immediately report information that has the potential toadversely impact safety or wellness on our campus. Tenure Track:No
Three issues you think are most important:Making up for loss of state aid revenue: Ocean City lost about $3 million in state aid shortly before the district became one of the pilot schools for the new School Choice program, which has almost closed the gap. You can’t (otherwise) make that up within the confines of a 2 percent cap.School Choice: How is it going to be maintained? Ocean City currently has 194 School Choice students, who bring about $2.7 million in state tuition to the district. Is the state going to be able to continue to fund this and what alternatives do we have? It’s important to explore different scenarios.Trying to maintain the excellent school district we have with the same programs: We’ve been thinking outside the box. We were among the first districts to have School Choice, and for us, it’s been a real godsend. We’ve been making upgrades to the school to create a better learning environment. It’s a well-run district. We’re lucky we come from a city that has adequate funding for all the things that make school part of a total experience for the students.What you would like voters to know about you and your vision for the board:I know what it takes to do the job. I’m committed to do the job. And I recognize the value the district brings to the community as a whole. I’m an advocate for the taxpayer. I’m aware that I’m voting on their behalf. I bring 30 years of experience to the table. I’ve been part of negotiating better contracts for the taxpayer and for the staff. I love the community, and we have great support from the community. Ocean City Board of Education candidate Joseph S. Clark Jr.Four candidates will vie for three seats on the Ocean City Board of Education in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4.The following candidates will be on the ballot:Dale F. Braun Jr. (see profile)Joseph S. Clark Jr. (see below)Cecelia Gallelli-Keyes (see profile)Michael Allan James (see profile)Clark and Gallelli-Keyes are incumbents. The other vacant seat is currently held by Tiffany Prettyman, who will not run in the election.The school board includes nine members from Ocean City, who are elected to three-year terms in staggered years, and three members from Upper Township, who are appointed to one-year terms.Traditionally held in the spring, school elections moved to November in Ocean City in 2012. The ballot will include Congressional and Cape May County candidates, as well as school board candidates.The following is a candidate profile for Joseph S. Clark Jr. Profiles for other candidates are running on consecutive days this week in alphabetical order. The candidates were asked to complete biographical and brief platform information in their own words.______Name: Joseph S. Clark Jr.Age: 57Education: West Chester University, BA in public administration, 1981. Additional certifications for current job with the City of Ocean City.No. of years lived in Ocean City: 33 full-timeFamily in school system: Three children attended Ocean City schools K-12: Andrew, 27, Randall, 25, and Shelby, 23Occupation: Purchasing manager for the City of Ocean CityPublic service: Current president of the Ocean City Board of Education. Two terms of three years on the board. Has also led the board’s Negotiations Committee and served on the board’s Finance Committee and Buildings and Grounds Committee. Former member of the Ocean City School District Strategic Planning Committee. Member of the Ocean City Education Foundation. Former member of the Ocean City High School Crew Team Advisory Committee and chairman of the booster club for boys’ crew. Former member of the Ocean City Historical Museum Board of Trustees. Former member of the Ocean City Clean Communities Advisory Board. Current Chairman of the Ocean City Shade Tree Committee (serving on committee since 2002). Member of the Shore Medical Center Stainton Society board. Former scoutmaster with Boys Scout Troop 32.
The Big Easy’s most wonderful time of the year just got even better! With music as the main attraction, the second annual NOLA Crawfish Festival will also host an equally exciting battle of the boil Crawfish Cook-Off! On Wednesday, May 3rd, 20 teams will put their best recipes to test while music is provided by Corey Henry and the Treme Funktet.This year’s Crawfish Cook-Off celebrity panel will feature New Orleans rockers David Shaw (The Revivalists) and Ben Ellman (Galactic), the original “Crawfish King” Al Scramuzza, award-winning chef Nathaniel Zimet (Boucherie), Miss New Orleans Kim Newville, renowned chef Aaron Burgau (Patois/Central City BBQ), and Al “Carnival Time” Johnson.NOLA Crawfish Festival takes place during the “Daze Between” Jazz Fest weekends, May 1-3. This year’s lineup includes George Porter Jr., John Medeski, Eric Krasno, Luther Dickinson, Jon Cleary, Ivan Neville, John “Papa” Gros, Nigel Hall, and so many more. The full daily schedules have been released and can be seen here. Single day, three day, and VIP tickets are still available and can be purchased here. Beer and crawfish is included with every purchase.If you would like to enter the Ultimate Crawfish Cook-Off, sign up here. Each team consists of two individuals who must supply their own spices, extras, and rig. 1 sack of crawfish will be provided. The cook-off will begin on Wednesday, May 3rd at 3 PM, and the winner will be announced between 6 and 7 PM.[photo by Sam Shinault]
New research by Derek Miller, an assistant professor of English, spotlights Broadway productions “that are not outstanding either in their glory or their failure, but were born and died decidedly average.” Miller sees these mediocre efforts as critical to fuller understanding of the evolution of art and the nature of artistic competition. In a Gazette interview, he talked about “average Broadway,” what makes “Hamilton” ordinary, and why macro thinking deepens our appreciation of theater. GAZETTE: How did you come to be fascinated about what big data has to say about Broadway?MILLER: I was teaching a new course, “American Plays and Musicals, 1940-1960,” and was struck by the relationships among so many mid-century Broadway plays and musicals. It was easy to take a bunch of musicals and find a non-musical play that spoke to the same themes or involved similar characters. So I began to wonder: Is there a way to see the full context of those shows? If you were going to see “Death of a Salesman,” what else was playing on Broadway at the same time, and how might those shows speak to Arthur Miller’s play? So I began gathering and working on data. It’s easy to calculate how long a show ran, and I started thinking about genres and then branched out to other things such as cast sizes and production staff billing.GAZETTE: What’s your overarching argument?MILLER: The resources to produce any art — time, space, money, talent (meaning both people and works), and attention (audiences and critics’ prizes) — are scarce. Productions compete for those resources, and that competition acts as a constraint on what artists can do and what audiences expect and like. We can’t see that competition by looking at individual shows. The only way to see that is to look at it on a macro scale.GAZETTE: You seem to be saying that, traditionally, the study of Broadway has been driven by anecdotes. Can you give an example that states your case?MILLER: Sure. By itself, every show looks like a miracle, its own universe. But, in fact, every show has aspects that are unique and original, and elements that are common or predictable. In telling an evolutionary narrative, we overemphasize what’s original about extraordinary works and undersell the normal and expected aspect of most shows, including those that are exceptional.Let’s take “Hamilton” as an example. It is, in many ways, a marvelously new work on Broadway. But of course it has many historical antecedents. In a typical analysis, we might acknowledge how Lin-Manuel Miranda uses rap as a novel musical form, while also recognizing his narrative’s indebtedness to shows such as “Jesus Christ Superstar” or “Evita.” That’s still an important story about “Hamilton,” but it’s a story focused on “Hamilton” as emerging from a musical theater tradition that both imitates and transcends. For all of the show’s originality, “Hamilton,” like every Broadway show, has a lot of things about it that are just how things are done on Broadway today.GAZETTE: So what is the value in having data about what is common, or even mediocre, in theater?MILLER: Put simply, most art is mediocre, and any history of art that cannot account for mediocrity fails to grasp how artistic systems actually work. Sometimes, this context will merely underline or clarify things we already know from studying extraordinary work. But sometimes attending to the mediocre context keeps us from overreliance on anecdotes and exceptionalisms. This is particularly important when examining the economic history of the theater.For instance, Michael Riedel’s book “Razzle Dazzle” explains the history of the Shubert Organization (Broadway’s largest theater owner and sometime producer) from the 1960s to the 1980s. He conducted a massive number of interviews and read widely in contemporary reporting. He ended up with a vivid, funny story about how a new generation of Shubert executives saved Broadway with the advent of the mega-musical in the 1980s.The only problem is, his story is wrong. In the 1970s, theater occupancy rates were abnormally high. So, if you own lots of theaters like the Shuberts did, you’re happy because you don’t have empty real estate in midtown Manhattan. But at precisely the time Riedel says the Shuberts had recovered in the early 1980s, theater occupancy rates actually dropped off. The Shuberts might have made fistfuls of money producing and hosting “Les Misérables” and “Cats,” but their theaters were far emptier overall than they had been the previous decade. This might represent a shift in their business model (risking more to find fewer hits) or a financial crisis that Riedel missed. But whatever happened in the 1980s, the story is not as clear as Riedel’s interview-based book would have it. It’s a lovely argument, but it disguises how thoroughly the Shuberts must have relied on these few musicals because they couldn’t get anything else into the theater.GAZETTE: Is this kind of analysis long overdue? Or is there irritation in the sense that this data rewrites some long-held views about Broadway?MILLER: I’ve been extremely grateful for the reaction of colleagues on campus and at professional conferences. The best criticism I’ve heard, with which I’m fully in agreement, is that we must not simply rely on data to tell the story either. Data can and must be part of what we do, but it shouldn’t be everything. There’s plenty of space still for older analyses and for new forms of critique. What I hope this data work will do, no matter how you like to think about theater history, is help us rethink some of the categories we’ve allowed to organize our historiography.For instance, we are all tempted to focus on decades. But is a decade a good way to think about theater history, really? Data can help you think about where those divisions might lie. And data can also help us be more precise when making claims about, say, the Vietnam War’s influence on theater. A typical argument might go something like this: In 1968, with the premiere of “Hair,” more shows appeared that dealt with the Vietnam War. Now, with data, we can ask: Is that true? We don’t know what percentage of shows before 1968 were directly or indirectly about the Vietnam War. If we look at the data and can surmise that the same number of plays dealt with war from 1960 to ’68 as from 1968 to 1975, then we need to think differently about the war’s effect on Broadway theater. Data can help us avoid such errors of generalization.GAZETTE: So Broadway’s flair for dramatic narratives is what keeps facts at bay? And is it also less exciting to factor mediocrity — or even failure — into the equation?MILLER: Any narrative still needs its protagonists. You can’t tell a coherent history of musical theater without saying something about “Oklahoma!” or now “Hamilton.” But we can resist the habit of treating these shows as the content of theatrical history. Most theater-making, most art, is just not that good, even art by the greatest artists! (How many of Beethoven’s 143 folk song arrangements have you heard of?)There’s a great deal of luck and of failure in all art-making. Artists know this. Producers know this. The year “Oklahoma!” became a huge hit, producer Oscar Hammerstein took out a charming ad in Variety’s Christmas issue listing his five previous shows, every one a flop. There was no mention of “Oklahoma!” — just this message: “I’ve done it before and I can do it again.” He knew he was the same man who’d made those forgotten shows. For so many reasons out of his control, “Oklahoma!” caught fire. That’s what making art is. It’s not, simply, “Hamilton” happens.Interview was edited for length and clarity.
Back in August, at VMworld US, Dell Technologies announced automated Kubernetes infrastructure deployments, integrated Lifecycle Management (LCM) and performance enhancements for Dell EMC VxRail, the fastest and simplest way to deploy Dell Technologies Cloud, that enable IT to keep pace with the speed of business.Just a few months later, we’re at VMworld Europe (booth #D401) with announcements that illustrate how Dell EMC VxRail, the only HCI platform built with VMware, for VMware, to enhance VMware environments, ensures customers can unlock innovation, foster operational freedom and evolve their IT operations simply and predictably.Today’s announcements underscore VxRail’s important role in the industry-leading Dell Technologies HCI portfolio. Introducing these new innovations to the fastest growing HCI system among top 3 brands[i] enables customers to expand workload possibilities, extend network configuration automation to data center scale and predictably evolve with machine-learning powered multi-cluster management.Expand Your Workload PossibilitiesWhether our customers are deploying VxRail in the cloud, core or at the edge, our new platform enhancements are designed to accelerate innovation and data center modernization.We are excited to introduce two new all NVMe-based platforms with 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors that offer increased performance while enabling customers to take advantage of decreasing NVMe costs:The VxRail P580N all-NVMe four-socket (4S) platform is ideal for SAP HANA workloads, delivering 2x the CPU and memory per system over our prior generation.The new VxRail E560N all-NVMe 1U platform, designed for high performance workloads at a competitive price point, ensures customers can choose the best platform to meet their workload and budget requirements.With the latest release of NVIDIA virtual GPU software, GPU virtualization extends beyond VDI workloads. NVIDIA Virtual Compute Server (vComputeServer) software available with VxRail, enables increased utilization, added security, and ease of management in virtualized environments. Capitalizing on their innovation, we are now offering NVIDIA T4 GPUs in 1U E series platforms, providing a cost-effective platform for AI, deep learning inferencing at the edge, and of course VDI workloads.Automation at ScaleWe believe that automation across the data center is key to fostering operational freedom. As customers expand VxRail clusters across multiple racks, their networking needs expand as well. Working with our internal Dell EMC Open Networking partners, we have expanded HCI network fabric automation with the introduction of Dell EMCVxRail P SeriesSmartFabric Services (SFS) for multi-rack VxRail clusters. Dell EMC SmartFabric Services radically simplifies multi-rack VxRail deployments. Administrators only need to enter one command per switch and Dell EMC SFS will automate over 99% of the configuration steps for multi-rack leaf and spine fabrics! We’re fully automating fabric configuration for 6 switches in a 2-rack deployment, and up to 14 switches in a 6-rack deployment across a single site. Dell EMC SFS is the perfect example of the power of the Dell Technologies portfolio – no other vendor brings this level of operational freedom to HCI customers.Playing Our ACEBack at Dell Technologies World, we let everyone know everyone know that Dell EMC VxRail had an ACE up its sleeve – the VxRail Analytical Consulting Engine (ACE).Today, we’re ready to play our hand, thanks to the 500+ customers that helped us accelerate time to market for our new analytics consulting engine, Dell EMC VxRail ACE. Developed on Pivotal Cloud Foundry using Agile development methods, VxRail ACE availability was accelerated through a 6-month early access program that enabled customers to participate in the test and development process.With Dell EMC VxRail ACE, customers can further automate VxRail cluster management, optimize IT operations and anticipate growth requirements. Dell EMC VxRail ACE delivers customers an enhanced management experience with global views of all their clusters, health scores, drill down analytics, anomaly alerts, predictive capacity analysis and upgrade orchestration.Experts to Speed Your Time to ValueVxRail E SeriesDell Technologies Consulting can help customers quickly realize the benefits of their platform investment with our ProConsult Migration services.Looking for advice or assistance with analytics projects? Our consultants can help you and plan, implement and optimize solutions and infrastructure that enable you to drive value from your data and create a competitive advantage.AvailabilityDell EMC VxRail ACE will be available this month. Dell EMC VxRail P580N, E560N platforms and Dell EMC SmartFabric Services will be available in December.Barcelona Bound? Experience VxRail in Person!On behalf of the entire VxRail team, we are passionate about delivering an unparalleled HCI portfolio designed to help customers meet their business needs and streamline operations while pursuing data center modernization and IT transformation.We love talking to our customers and prospects, you are what makes our business so successful and we want to hear from you! If you’re here in Barcelona, stop by the Dell Technologies booth (#D401) to learn more about these exciting new announcements and experience VxRail like you never have before- with augmented reality! We’ll look forward to seeing you there.[i] IDC Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, September 24, 2019
University President Fr. John Jenkins highlighted the accomplishments of Ukrainian Archbishop Borys Gudziak and the Ukrainian Catholic Church to highlight the mysterious workings of the Holy Spirit in his homily at the annual opening mass of the academic year held Tuesday in the Joyce Center. Tom Naatz | The Observer University President Fr. John Jenkins celebrates the beginning of the academic year with opening Mass in the Joyce Center on Tuesday.Jenkins presented the Notre Dame Award to Gudziak in June after traveling to the Ukrainian city of Lviv for the ceremony. Gudziak was a leader of the Lviv Theological Academy in the 1990s, which was expanded to establish the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) that continued to develop over the years. While UCU is now held in high esteem throughout Ukraine, Jenkins said the Ukrainian Catholic Church — from which UCU emerged — has faced violent struggles in its history under the Soviet Union.“At the end of World War II, under Stalin’s direct order there was a concerted effort to destroy the Ukrainian Catholic Church and integrate it into the Russian Orthodox Church,” Jenkins said. “The KGB killed many priests, and in the case of some they attempted to pressure them by arresting and eventually killing members of their families.”After the Soviet Union fell and Catholics were able to practice their religion freely, Jenkins said Gudziak envisioned a university that would serve the marginalized community of young people with special needs, which translated into the Emmaus Center at UCU.“The point was not primarily that members of the university could help these young people with special needs,” Jenkins said. “The point was that the people of the Emmaus community might humanize a people and a nation who have been so dehumanized by oppression, violence, betrayal and mistrust.”As the Soviet regime pressured people to serve as informants and betray fellow citizens, Jenkins remarked the citizens learned to put on masks with each other, but the members of the Emmaus community have assisted in healing the damage Stalin caused.“At UCU the Emmaus community are called professors of human relations because they teach us how to be human,” Jenkins said.Further discussing their mission, Jenkins emphasized the particular response UCU offers to the tortured and tragic history of Ukraine.“The normal response to such is anger, vengeance, despair and cynicism, yet on this tortured ground soaked in the blood of martyrs, has flowered this institution of higher learning, dedicated to integrity, the dignity of every person, particularly those with special needs, who are often marginalized and ignored,” Jenkins said.Suggesting the mysterious workings of the Holy Spirit was responsible for Gudziak’s and UCU’s distinct response to years of oppression by the Soviet Union, Jenkins ended his homily by discussing the importance of the Holy Spirit and applying its effects to the Notre Dame community.“So many wonderful things happen here at the University of Notre Dame, dedicated research, genuine learning, vigorous discussions and debate about issues that matter,” Jenkins said. “We will not be who we aspire to be if the Holy Spirit is not present in our midst, prompting us to respond in ways that are not the expected ways, the normal ways of the world.”Tags: John Jenkins, opening mass, Ukraine, Ukrainian Archbishop Borys Gudziak
Courtesy of Megan Briegel Pop-up food events have begun appearing in dining facilities at Saint Mary’s. One such event was a sushi bar that occurred at lunch in the Noble Family Dining Hall on Jan. 30.A warning is posted on Instagram 24 hours before the event to allow students to put the mystery occasion on their radars and draw them into the dining hall. The actual events are revealed on Instagram and Facebook on the day of the occasion to create suspense and build anticipation.The sushi bar was preceded by a smoothie pop-up which took place during breakfast on Jan. 23.“It was probably the most popular [event] we’ve done to date,” executive chef Jason Mullet said. “I would say it is the event that we’ve got the best turnout and feedback on.”Mullet explained these events are meant to “shake up” the monotony of dining hall options.“We aren’t taking away anything with these pop-up events,” Mullet said. “Students will still see all the same formats out there but with the addition of something at no extra charge.”These events are meant to be something nicer than what is typically available for students both at home and on campus, Risacher said.“It’s important to host these kinds of events because in all colleges or any kind of restaurant where you’re feeding the same lot of people … it gets monotonous,” he said. “I mean, I can’t change the scenery. [The dining hall] has the same walls, the same lighting, the station’s set the same that can make it look a little bit different. Even the most luxurious place in the world, you get tired eventually. So you have to create some excitement in your dining facility to get the ladies to come down and see what’s new today.”These occasions will not be limited to just the dining hall; there will be pop-up events in 1944 Grill and Murphy’s Cafe as well.The dining team plans to continue using social media to promote pop-up events at these and other campus dining options. Students are encouraged to follow dining services on Instagram to stay in the loop on all things dining and be the first to learn about new events.“This is to make the ladies kind of follow us on social media and look at what’s going to pop up,” Risacher said. “These are the things where they can get things at discounted prices, request some excitement, things of that nature.”Another pop-up event, a hard scoop ice cream bar, will occur during dinner on Thursday evening in the Noble Family Dining Hall.Tags: 1844 Grill, Murphy’s Cafe, Saint Mary’s Campus Dining, Sodexo The dining services team hosted a pop-up sushi bar at lunch Jan. 30 as part of an ongoing effort to roll out alternative meal options at the Noble Family Dining Hall.As defined by General Manager Jim Risacher, mystery pop-ups are surprise events that are included in meal plans. Anyone who wants to participate is welcome to join.
Eos Energy Storage announces orders for 1.5GWh of battery projects in Texas, California FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:This summer, we’ve seen developments in non-lithium-ion battery chemistries — including a forecast where lithium-iron-phosphate becomes the predominant chemistry and millions in funding for the commercialization of metal hydrogen batteries. Now, zinc hybrid cathode technology is entering the mix, with Eos Energy Storage announcing orders for more than 1.5 GWh of projects.As part of the Texas battery boom, Eos has entered into an agreement to supply 1 GWh of standalone battery energy storage systems to International Electric Power, in projects connected to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid.Under the terms of the agreement, Eos will manufacture, design and deliver multiple battery energy storage projects to the grid starting in the third quarter of 2021. Since the agreement is in its infancy, the final number of projects and their locations have not been decided upon yet, though it does appear that these will be standalone storage projects.The fun doesn’t stop in Texas, however, as Eos has also entered into an agreement with Carson Hybrid Energy Storage (CHES) to supply the company with 500 MWh of battery energy storage systems for the California power grid.According to Eos, the long duration battery solutions will be used “in parallel with existing power generation and substation architecture to store renewable energy generated capacity, and to provide power quality and better resilience.” This would imply that, unlike the Texas projects, these installations may be paired with generation stations, like solar facilities. A recent Berkeley Labs presentation showed the California Independent System Operator solar queue having a battery attachment rate for solar projects of 67%.[Tom Sylvia]More: Eos announces 1.5 GWh of zinc battery storage projects across Texas and California
Brazil will closely monitor security at major international events it will be hosting to thwart any terrorist plots, Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota said on May 18. Patriota was reacting to an unsourced report from Washington in the Italian daily Il Corriere della Sera stating that security services were on alert following plans by a group allegedly close to Iran to attack in Brazil, Colombia and possibly Bolivia. “We are keeping a close watch on this to ensure that we continue to be free from terrorist attacks,” Patriota told reporters. “Be assured that all is being carefully examined,” Patriota said. In November, Roberto Troncon, chief of the São Paulo federal police, said he was concerned about possible terror attacks during the 2014 World Cup, noting that authorities were working on “a scenario of rather high risk.” In June, Brazil will host a world summit on sustainable development, and in 2013 it hosts the football Confederations Cup. After the World Cup, Brazil hosts the summer Olympics in 2016. By Dialogo May 22, 2012