COVID-19: Indonesia records 60 deaths in single day

October 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe Philippines has recorded 5,223 cases as of Tuesday, with 335 deaths.The virus has spread to all of Indonesia’s 34 provinces. Jakarta and West Java are the hardest-hit with 2,335 and 530 confirmed cases, respectively. Topics : Indonesia continues to be the country with the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities in Southeast Asia as the Health Ministry announced 60 more deaths on Tuesday, bringing the toll to 459.Health Ministry Disease Control and Prevention Director General Achmad Yurianto also announced 282 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the nationwide total of confirmed cases to 4,839.A Flourish mapIndonesia’s case-fatality rate is currently the highest in Southeast Asia at 9.4 percent, significantly higher than the rate in the Philippines, which is the second highest, despite the latter’s higher number of cases.last_img read more

Marine renewables take center stage on Canary Islands

September 28, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe Canary Islands have over the last two weeks welcomed a number of marine renewable energy experts who discussed the state of the sector during several dedicated events.On June 29-30, leading figures from the Spanish industry and academia took part in the 8th edition of the Marine Renewable Energies Technical Conference in Taliarte.The event was organized by the Association of Naval and Oceanic Engineers of Spain, Jorge Juan Engineer Foundation, and Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN).In a week that followed, the Oceanera-Net consortium also held a workshop on ocean energy that was attended by 45 international delegates, mostly from Europe.The workshop, titled ‘Ocean Energy: Turning Lessons into Constructive Actions’, brought together companies that develop marine renewable energies, along with funding agencies, universities, research and technology centers.The participating companies, mostly SMEs, welcomed the fact that the event was also attended by funding agencies, as this facilitated a constant exchange of information between the two parties, which in turn, fostered contacts and ideas for the future, PLOCAN said.On the first day, the agenda included presentations made by 15 different companies on the lessons learned in developing their prototypes. On the second day, the guest speakers made general presentations on the perspectives of some European initiatives, such as ETIP Ocean, and Ocean Energy Systems, in the field of marine renewables.Joaquín Hernández Brito, Scientific-Technical and Innovation Co-ordinator at PLOCAN, held a lecture highlighting the role the test beds like PLOCAN play in tackling the non-technological aspects relating to testing and validating marine renewable prototypes.Also, Raúl Rodríguez Arias from Tecnalia, and Patxi Etxaniz from Oceantec, respectively shared the operating experience in real open sea conditions of a prototype aimed to lowering the cost of wave energy.The agenda also included a range of constructive discussions on finances, business models and innovation or action plans, together with an analysis of gaps and priorities in the field of marine renewable energies.last_img read more

A merry sunny Christmas

September 21, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgA walk at the beach, a nice swim, a family barbecue, a picnic in the park.All these appear to be viable options for Christmas Day all across the country as according to the Bureau of Meteorology, temperatures are going to be just right to get people to come outside and enjoy the day.More to the point, in Victoria both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are set to be sunny, with temperatures reaching as high as 31 degrees Celsius on Monday and only a small chance of a few clouds appearing in the sky late on Tuesday afternoon.But Victoria won’t be the only area enjoying the nice weather, as Sydney will have similar conditions on Tuesday (small chance of rain on Christmas Eve), while both Adelaide and Perth will experience high temperatures for the season, with 33 and 32 degrees Celsius respectively.Additionally, meteorologists have declared that some of the northern areas in Victoria are set to experience a small heat wave, with the temperature in Mildura reaching 36 degrees, 35 in Horshan and 33 in Albury-Wodonga.In the days leading up to Christmas Eve, Melbourne could see a few showers, however as the bureau points out, there’s no reason for concern. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more