Drug Testing Industry Veteran Celebrates 25 Years , Receives Simpkins Entrepreneurial Award

On 12/5/2018 Joe Reilly was honored as a Business Leader of the Year by Space Coast Business magazine, a trusted voice for the Florida business community.

I am very honored to receive this wonderful award. Thanks to a great team at National Drug Screening, Inc. for helping to make this award happen.”

— Joe Reilly

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Drug testing industry veteran, Joe Reilly, President of National Drug Screening, was honored on December 5, 2018 as a Business Leader of the Year by Space Coast Business magazine, a trusted voice for the Brevard County, Florida thriving business community. Joe was delighted to receive the Simpkins Entrepreneurial Award spotlighting his business passion, skills development, leveraging of experience and opportunistic thinking. This month Reilly celebrates 25 years in the drug & alcohol testing industry.

In late 1993, Joe Reilly saw an opportunity that has turned into a successful nationwide business. Employers were looking to drug test employees and in Florida this enabled companies to save 5% on workers comp insurance premiums. A few months later, Reilly learned that the United States Department of Transportation required drug & alcohol testing of transportation related private companies providing another opportunity.

Reilly’s Brevard County, Florida based business grew to service employers and individuals for drug testing services in all areas the United States including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. In 2018 Reilly sold Florida Drug Screening to embark on more industry consulting opportunities. Later this month Joe Reilly celebrates 25 years in the drug and alcohol industry.

Based in Melbourne, Florida Joe’s newest company, National Drug Screening, has grown from 3 employees in 2013 to 18 employees as of the close of 2018. The company is recognized by the drug testing industry association (DATIA) as Nationally Accredited for Administration of Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs (NAADATP). The team at National Drug Screening helps employers implement and maintain comprehensive drug free workplace programs in compliance with industry best practices, Federal and State laws and regulations.

Known throughout the United States as an expert in the drug testing industry, Joe is in demand as an expert witness.
He has provided consulting, speaking engagements and training programs for many organizations including the US Small Business Administration (SBA), the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the US Department of Education, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Washington DC Department of Public Works, the Florida Office of Drug Control, the Florida Department of Corrections, the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), the Florida Trucking Association, Florida Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) and numerous Chambers of Commerce and business associations.

Some other highlights of Joe’s interesting career include:
• Recipient of a US Small Business Administration (SBA) grant to help small businesses implement drug free workplace programs
• Recipient of US Department of Education grant to help private and public schools implement student drug testing programs
• October 2004 – featured in Florida Trend magazine as head cheerleader for drug testing
• In 2004 appointed by James McDonough, State of Florida, Governor’s Office of Drug Control to serve on the Drug Free Workplace task force.
• 2003 – Traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to help implement a drug testing program and collector training courses for employees
• 2003 – 2005 – Provided oversight, training and auditing for urine specimen collections for Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball drug testing and steroid testing national programs.
• Member of SAPAA – The Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association – Promotes standards in the administration of workplace substance abuse prevention programs through education and training
• Member of NDASA – National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association advocating for safe and drug-free workplaces and communities through legislative advocacy, education, training and excellence in drug and alcohol testing services
• Master Trainer and Regional Trainer (M-CPCT and R-CPCT) – Drug & Alcohol Industry Testing Industry Association (DATIA) instructor for Certified Professional Collector Training Program (CPCT)
• Master Trainer – Breath Alcohol Testing – Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing, DOT and Non DOT – Certified as a Master Trainer for Lifeloc Phoenix 6.0 and EV 30 Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing devices
• Past President of the Palm Bay Rotary Club, Past Board member of the Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce
• Current member of the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce; past board member and also member of numerous other chambers of commerce
• September, 2018 – Traveled to Dublin, Ireland as a participant in the International Forum for Drug and Alcohol Testing (IFDAT)
• 20 + year member of the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA)
• National course instructor for DATIA industry training courses – In’s & Outs of Drug Testing, Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Training, Designated Employer Representative (DER) training and DOT urine specimen collector training.
• May, 2004 received DATIA’s Public Awareness Award
• June, 2015 received DATIA Top Entrepreneur award
• Served for over 12 years as board member for the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA)

Joe also served 2004 to 2008 as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) – the national trade organization for the drug testing industry. Based in Washington, DC; the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) was founded in 1995 and represents the entire spectrum of drug and alcohol service providers including collection sites, laboratories, consortiums/TPAs, MROs, and testing equipment manufacturers. DATIA has over 1500 members nationwide and ensures that the industry's voice is heard by key policymakers in Congress and Federal Agencies.

Joe Reilly is currently President of National Drug Screening a nationwide provider of drug testing services, drug testing software, medical review officer services (MRO), consulting and training. Joe has provided community service to both his local community and nationally to the drug testing industry. Born and raised in New York City, Joe now resides in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida with his wife Robin. Joe graduated in 1979 from Manhattan College, Bronx, NY with a Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) with majors in Accounting and Marketing.

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Managing Director of Knauf inaugurated the Fire Safety Conference in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, December 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Fire Safety conference held by IQPC, Middle East took place today at Rotana Arjaan, Abu Dhabi. The conference was inaugurated by the Managing Director of Knauf Middle-East & India Mr. Amer Bin Ahmed, followed by an awards ceremony that felicitated companies for their contribution towards fire safety.

Mr. Ahmed, an award winning CEO addressed the session with a presentation on Quality, Fire-safety and Digitilization in the Middle – East. The focus of the presentation was on the term “Made in UAE” and the importance of it in the growth of Knauf with products and systems being made in UAE and sold across the Middle-East and India. He also spoke about the importance of the support of local government authorities and how they are working together towards improving and educating about fire safety in the region.

In the recently held Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018, Knauf supported Team Sapienza representing the University of Rome with materials & systems which was used in building a 100% solar-powered, environmentally friendly and sustainable modular villa that won many accolades at the event.

Lastly, he put light on the future of Knauf with technology playing a big role in it and how as a company they strive to achieve both Quality and Sustainability within the company.

Gene Erese
IQPC Middle East
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CleanBC climate plan boosts British Columbia’s signal for renewable fuel use and production

Advanced Biofuels Canada lauds the Government of British Columbia for its new climate plan, with critical role for low-carbon renewable fuels

Today’s announcement builds on a decade of smart, hard work by provincial staff and political leaders. An increased LCFS is a vote of confidence in the capacity of biofuels to deliver.””

— Ian Thomson

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, December 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Government of British Columbia released on December 5th its CleanBC climate plan, which charts a path to 19 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions reductions by 2030—an ambitious yet achievable set of measures that put low-carbon biofuels at the forefront of the Province’s climate efforts. It also puts BC firmly in a leadership role on the national stage.

Highlights from the CleanBC plan include:
• Strengthening the low carbon fuel standard to a 20% reduction in fuel carbon intensity by 2030
• Supporting ramp up of new renewable fuel production to 650 million litres by 2030
• Zero-Emission Vehicles to make up 10% of new light duty vehicle sales in 2025, 30% in 2030, and 100% in 2040
• 15% minimum renewable content in industrial natural gas consumption, and cleaner industrial operations through electrification, CO2 storage, and direct air capture
• Improved energy efficiency in buildings

The 19 million tonnes of reductions in the CleanBC plan represent approximately 75% of the Province’s overall emissions reduction goal in 2030. The remaining 25% of the reduction measures will be determined over the next 18 to 24 months and will include new clean energy options, waste management, and reducing emissions in forestry, land use and agriculture. The CleanBC plan suggests that by 2030, over 40% of diesel and 10% of gasoline could come from biofuels.

Advanced Biofuels Canada released a statement today by President Ian Thomson. “CleanBC is sending an excellent signal at an opportune time. Today’s announcement builds on a decade of smart, hard work by provincial staff and political leaders. The convergence in BC of sustainable feedstocks and robust technologies can spur new production of low-carbon biofuels and create sustainable jobs across the province, with existing biofuel options continuing to provide a foundation for new fuels. BC’s renewable and low carbon fuel regulation has already reduced emissions by 6.37 million tonnes between 2010 and 2016. An increased LCFS is a vote of confidence in the capacity of biofuels to deliver.”

Advanced Biofuels Canada/ Biocarburants avancés Canada is the national voice for producers, distributors, and technology developers of advanced biofuels. Our members are the global leaders in commercial biofuel production and technology development, with rapidly expanding investments in British Columbia to meet new low carbon fuel demand. Since 2005, ABFC has provided provincial and federal leadership on effective biofuels policies that expand clean energy options, achieve measurable climate action results, and stimulate new investments and clean growth. For information on Advanced Biofuels Canada and our members, visit: www.advancedbiofuels.ca.

Ian Thomson
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Exceed Solar partners with design firm to develop futuristic sustainable community

Sol Spaces are scalable living spaces leveraging smart technology

Community to leverage renewable energy and community food production

Our communities are becoming increasingly self reliant in both energy and food production as a result of climate change.”

— Stanton Pawchuk, cofounder

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA, December 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — EDMONTON, ALBERTA, December 5, 2018 – Exceed Solar, a developer of smart, sustainable living spaces and community solutions, is pleased to announce it has partnered with an Edmonton-based design group to develop Canada’s first fully sustainable community of its kind.

The project, located near Pigeon Lake, Alberta, will feature smart living spaces powered by solar energy, and will be focused on sustainability through building micro grid capacity, community gardening and food production for its residents. The project is being spearheaded by Exceed Solar and its partner, Battle Lake Design Group. Together they will form a joint venture company to carry out the project.

Exceed Solar, which builds smart living spaces using cutting edge technology branded under the name Sol Spaces, will supply up to 30 units for the development as well as seasonal greenhouses to aid in localized food production.

Battle Lake Design Group is a full-service design firm specializing in design and development of sustainable residential and smaller-scale mixed-use buildings.

"We have worked with Exceed Solar to provide our extensive knowledge of building systems and cold-climate design to come up with a Net-Zero housing solution," said Arnold Renschler, Managing Director of Battle Lake Design Group. "We know the area, and we're proud to work closely with Exceed Solar on this project."

The proposed community will feature different configurations of the company’s Sol Spaces, ranging from approximately 400 square feet to 1,100 square feet. The Sol Spaces themselves are built with cutting edge green technology, including Insulated Composite Envelope (ICE) panels developed by Manitoba-based Greenstone Structural Solutions.

“This development represents the future of our communities,” said Exceed Solar cofounder, Stanton Pawchuk. “Our communities are becoming increasingly self reliant in both energy and food production as a result of climate change. We are already witnessing rising food costs and supply disruptions, which will further advance the concepts around community gardening and food production.”

The partnership between Battle Lake and Exceed brings together expertise in community development coupled with advanced living spaces that will redefine the future of or communities.

Exceed Solar’s objective is to focus on advanced technology to ensure each building envelope is completely efficient. Sol Spaces also feature smart heating and cooling systems which enables each room to be remotely heated or cooled, saving significantly on energy costs associated with heating the entire home.

The Company’s Sol Space Greenhouses will also be a central focus of the development, enabling residents to produce their own food with capacity to grow in commercial quantities to generate revenue for the community, which can then be invested in expanding the capacity of the micro grid.

“The community demographics line up perfectly,” explained Pawchuk. “Millennials are looking for smaller, more affordable homes and recreational properties, while the baby boomers are seeking retirement properties within an hour distance from any major centre.”

The Sol Village at Pigeon Lake, which will be located approximately 50 minutes from the City of Edmonton, will be officially unveiled in the Spring of 2019 with the area structure plan and design concepts detailing each component of the community.

ABOUT EXCEED SOLAR

Exceed Solar creates sustainable, scalable living spaces and community solutions by leveraging renewable energy and smart technologies. Branded under the name “Sol Spaces,” Exceed’s modern living spaces are the next generation of housing solutions, incorporating scalability, sustainability and renewable energy to become the most efficient living spaces available on the market.

Stanton Pawchuk
Exceed Solar
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Durango Appoints Joanne Freeze to its Board of Directors

Durango welcomes Joanne Freeze, a Canadian-born professional geologist with over 35 years in the mining exploration business to its Board of Directors.

Durango Resources Inc. (OTCQB:ATOXF)

We are extremely happy to have Joanne join our Board of Directors as she brings a wealth of exploration experience and decades of unparalleled public company experience to our team.”

— Marcy Kiesman, CEO

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, December 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Durango Resources Inc. (TSX.V-DGO), (the “Company” or “Durango”) is pleased to welcome Ms. Joanne (Joey) Freeze, P.Geo. to its Board of Directors.

Ms. Freeze is a Canadian-born professional geologist with over 35 years in the mining exploration business. Serving the past 20 years as an executive in the junior resource business she has spearheaded significant mining project acquisitions and lead projects through discovery as well as engineering and economic evaluation stages. To date, she has been instrumental in the raising of over $100 million in equity financings for mineral exploration. In addition, she has extensive experience in both project evaluations and in managing exploration and development programs such that she has been hands on with all exploration aspects from field operations, budget control, human resources, health and safety, community outreach and collaboration with governments on all levels.

Joanne is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Canada. She holds a B.A. in Geography from the University of Western Ontario and a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of British Columbia. Since 2011, Ms. Freeze has been on the Advisory Board of the Institute of International Development (“ISID”) at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Ms. Freeze also previously served as a Trustee to the Society of Economic Geologists.

Marcy Kiesman, CEO of Durango stated, “We are extremely happy to have Joanne join our Board of Directors as she brings a wealth of exploration experience and decades of unparalleled public company experience to our team. Women of Joanne’s caliber are rare in this industry and we see the addition of her to our team as a key stepping stone to the future success of Durango.”

Ms. Freeze comments, “I am honoured to be invited to join the board of Durango, very excited to get back to my Canadian exploration roots and to contribute to the successes Durango expects to accomplish in the exciting new Urban Barry – Windfall Gold Camp (“host of approximately 4 million ounces of gold and expected to grow” *). Durango has very strategic land holdings and excellent early stage exploration results, such as gold particles in till samples estimated to be close to their source and found near geophysical anomalies/signatures indicative of key mineralizing structures.”

Ms. Freeze has been granted an option to acquire 200,000 shares of Durango, at an exercise price of $0.07 per share, with an expiry date that is three years from the grant date.

Durango is pleased to announce that it has appointed Aimee Ward, CPA, CGA as its new Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Ward has a great deal of accounting and business experience over many years, having spent a large part of her career working for a former public company, Sun-Rype Products Ltd., as a senior leader working in many different aspects of the business including financial statement preparation, tax, treasury, budgeting, forecasting, business analysis and project management. Ms. Ward has been granted an option to acquire 200,000 shares of Durango, at an exercise price of $0.07 per share, with an expiry date that is three years from the date of grant.

Durango sincerely thanks Veronica Liu for her years of dedicated service as a director and Chief Financial Officer.

The technical contents of this release were approved by Joanne Freeze, P.Geo., Director, an independent Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The property has not yet been the subject of a National Instrument 43-101 report.

About Durango

Durango is a natural resources company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. The Company is positioned for discovery with a 100% interest in a strategically located group of properties totaling over 11,000 hectares in size in the Windfall Lake gold camp in the Abitibi region of Québec, Canada.

*Report on Site Visit: Urban Barry a New Gold Camp, January 6, 2018, by Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc. http://www.redcloudks.com/RCKS%20Talk/doc/2018/January%202018/20180108%20-%20BTR%20-%20Site%20Visit.pdf

For further information on Durango, please refer to its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Marcy Kiesman, CEO
Telephone: 604.428.2900 or 604.339.2243
Email: durangoresourcesinc@gmail.com
Website: www.durangoresourcesinc.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This document may contain or refer to forward-looking information based on current expectations and the impact on the Company of these events. Forward-looking information is subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including market conditions, as actual results may differ materially from forecasted results. Forward-looking information is provided as of the date hereof and we assume no responsibility to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. For a detailed list of risks and uncertainties relating to Durango, please refer to its prospectus filed on its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Marcy Kiesman
Durango Resources Inc.
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A Time for Renewable Change

Solar Advice and the Lack Thereof

CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA, December 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — One thing South Africans can never complain about is the abundance of sun. It rarely stays cloudy in this part of the world, making it the perfect example of how solar power can help humanity thrive. At least, this is the idea behind Solar Advice and what the company ultimately aims to achieve. With a primary focus to enlighten South Africans about the options they have in green energy, Solar Advice has quickly made a name for itself as an authority informer and supplier.

“It’s all about being transparent with the information and knowledge we have.” – Neil Berrow (Director)

What started as a project to make South Africans more aware of solar power, as well as providing in-depth information about the equipment that makes it all possible, eventually transitioned into a company that serves multiple purposes. For example, the company offers free advice about solar equipment, usage, and even installations. When a direct response on the site is not available for some reason, an email or message can be sent, to which there is a guaranteed and quick reply from the Solar Advice team.

The second purpose is the e-commerce system to support the archive of information that has been available to the public since the conception of the site. Now, home and business owners are connected to an array of high-quality and affordable solar equipment. From reputable brands and suppliers like CanadianSolar, SMA, Victron, and BYD, South Africans are discovering how cost-effective green energy can be.

In addition to keeping South Africans informed and connected with the latest technological developments, Solar Advice also assists with the installation of systems. While the company caters to the whole of the country, it even extends its services to neighboring regions like Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and Swaziland. The installers that get contracted for the work are experienced and reputable, and the Solar Advice team keeps providing support throughout the process.

“We love working with people. But the best part is helping them experience renewable energy for themselves.” – Armando Da Silva (Managing Director)

Even though solar power has gained a lot of popularity and interest over the years, accessibility to this technology in the South African market is lacking. Issues regarding quality equipment, affordability, and a minimal number of suppliers, keep it from really taking off as a trend. Maybe this can be blamed on the focus to exploit solar energy while the guy on the street remains in the dark about truly accurate prices, rather than bringing this incredible technology to the rest of the country and ensuring more tomorrows. More specifically, the nation should be informed about how affordable and beneficial solar power can be when given the opportunity.

Armando Da Silva
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Endress+Hauser Deploys Sopheon’s Accolade Software

Image of workers in an industrial automation work site

Innovation Planning, Collaborative Roadmapping and Management Efficiencies aim to Safeguard Continued Market Leadership Position

Sopheon set itself apart with the promise of best-practice content embedded in its software to guide us in defining our new processes, and its knowledgeable and highly responsive team”

— Dr. Peter Selders, Director of Technology, Endress+Hauser

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, December 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sopheon, a global leader for enterprise innovation management solutions, today announces a client relationship with Endress+Hauser SE+Co. KG, a global supplier of products, solutions and services for industrial process automation.

Endress+Hauser SE+Co. KG, headquartered in Germany and part of the Switzerland-based Endress+Hauser group, has long driven growth through innovation. The group introduced 57 new products and 261 new patent applications in 2017 alone. The company found, however, that continued industry leadership called for a further step in continuous improvement of internal planning and decision-making processes.

“We engaged with Sopheon initially with a view to implementing an improved Stage-Gate® process that would keep us focused on the right investments. This quickly evolved into a requirement for a Roadmapping solution to support the management of product portfolios,” says Endress+Hauser’s Director of Technology, Dr. Peter Selders. “Our use of traditional office tools for our Roadmapping activities was creating roadmaps based on a disconnected view of our data, processes and workflows; this did not allow for efficient collaboration in this age of digitalization.”

With the launch of Sopheon’s Accolade® software to support connected, strategic views of R&D projects, the overall product portfolio and forward-looking innovation plans, Endress+Hauser looks to enhance alignment of innovation execution with business strategy. Ultimately, based on collaborative roadmaps, visualizing the true innovation and product portfolios, the organization will be able to prioritize their investments in a better and more transparent way. Eventually this will result in more efficient product management and development.

Dr. Selders explains, “With Accolade, transparency allows for better visibility from the early phases of the development pipeline to alignment with corporate strategy, not only for our executives but also for the product managers and developers within their areas of responsibility. On top of that, we have increased the efficiency in our annual review process with one single source of data.”

Florian Palatini, Expert Innovation Management at Endress+Hauser, elaborates on the benefits even further: “Accolade brings Roadmapping to the next level, and thanks to this, the complexity is much more manageable. We have better visibility of inter-dependencies, effects and relationships.”

The decision to partner with Sopheon was taken after a detailed analysis of solutions on the market. “Of course, Accolade ticked the box on all of our functionality wish-list items, but more importantly, Sopheon set itself apart with the promise of best-practice content embedded in its software to guide us in defining our new processes, and its knowledgeable and highly responsive team. We are looking forward to reaping the rewards of using Accolade at Endress+Hauser,” concludes Dr. Selders.

ABOUT SOPHEON
Sopheon partners with customers to provide complete Enterprise Innovation Performance solutions including patented software, expertise and best practices to achieve exceptional long-term revenue growth and profitability. Sopheon’s Accolade solution provides unique, fully-integrated coverage for the entire innovation management and new product development lifecycle, including strategic innovation planning, roadmapping, idea and concept development, process and project management, portfolio management and resource planning. Sopheon’s solutions have been implemented by over 250 customers with more than 60,000 users in over 50 countries. Sopheon is listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit https://www.sopheon.com.

Sopheon and Accolade are trademarks of Sopheon plc. Stage-Gate® is a registered trademark of Stage-Gate Inc.

Cheral Jansen
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Midwest Utility Orders Game-Changing SmartER GAC Gas Turbine

Advanced-class Peaking Power Seamlessly Integrates with Renewables using Artificial Intelligence

LAKE MARY, FL, USA, December 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) announced today that a leading Midwest US utility has ordered the new super-intelligent M501GAC Enhanced Response gas turbine. The SmartER GAC is an integration of MHPS’s proven and reliable G-Series turbine technology and MHPS-TOMONI world-class analytics and artificial intelligence. This combination provides clients an incredibly flexible peaking power solution to integrate with intermittent renewable energy and create sustained, reliable and cost-effective power.

Whether through public policy edicts, consumer demand, or increased conscientious business decision-making, demand for power is increasingly calling for more efficient, cleaner energy. While advances in renewable generation technology continue, utilities and grid operators are faced with the challenge of increased intermittency caused by changes in wind conditions and sunlight.

MHPS’s Enhanced Response technology uses AI and data analytics to enable fast start, ramp rate and turn down features that make the SmartER M501GAC the new flexibility standard to complement intermittent renewables. Ten-minute fast start, 50 MW/min ramp rate, 9 PPM NOx emissions, 275 MW output and the incredible efficiency of an advanced class gas turbine are just a few of the product features enabled by the synergy of digital solutions and proven GT frame design.

Independent Service Operators (ISO) in the West and Midwest are seeing an explosive growth of variable renewable resources such as wind and solar while seeking ways of ensuring grid stability The SmartER GAC, will be able to fully integrate distributed resources into our system planning and operations and allow utilities to maximize the use of variable generation.”

“Renewables on their own aren’t capable of providing the sustained, reliable power the grid needs.” said Paul Browning, President & CEO of MHPS Americas. “Our new SmartER GAC turbine technology blends the reliability that comes from over 5 million hours of operating experience, the affordability of a large block gas turbine, and the flexibility enabled by new artificial intelligence technology, to pave the way for higher levels of renewables adoption. We are delivering a change in power.”

David Rosenberg
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
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How to Fix the Problem of so Few Women in STEM (Part II)

Girls in STEM

Girls in STEM

What can be done to influence young women to achieve success in STEM careers. Read how they can pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Too often, it seems that young women and girls learn about the exciting careers of men and less about women who have equally prominent positions.”

— Formaspace

AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, December 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Here in part two of our series, “Why Do Women Hold Just 24% of STEM Jobs in the USA?” we take a look at how to encourage young women and girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

The need for change is great.

At a time when an increasing number of baby boomer workers are retiring, employers are facing a major shortage of talented, high-tech STEM workers, it makes no sense for half of the potential candidates, e.g., women, to feel excluded or unwelcome from these interesting, well-paid careers.

What can be done to influence young woman and girls to achieve success in STEM careers?

Here are five practical suggestions to act on — in your community, your school, and in the work environment:

1. Celebrate Role Models That Inspire Young Women To Achieve Success In STEM Careers

What inspires us to pursue an interesting and successful career, one that we feel passionate about?

Career choices come about as a result of many factors.

Sometimes, a chance coincidence will play a major role, while in other cases, the influence of a favorite teacher will inspire an academic career, or jobs traditionally held by family members will help determine a future career path.

But let’s not overlook the powerful influence of role models. Exposure to the stories of leading scientists, mathematicians, company presidents, and other prominent individuals can have a remarkable influence on young minds, inspiring them to pursue a career that they may not have considered before.

Too often, it seems that young women and girls learn about the exciting careers of men and less about women who have equally prominent positions.

Why not take the time to learn about the inspiring careers of some of the leading women in science and industry so that you can share these role models with young people? Here are some useful examples to add to your storytelling repertoire:

-Joy Adamson, Naturalist and Conservationist

International best-selling author Joy Adamson wrote the book “Born Free” about her experiences living in Kenya in the 1950s, where she rescued an orphaned lion cub named Elsa. The book and the 1966 film adaptation are inspirational works that can help young people learn about natural science, species preservation, and the importance of wildlife and the environment.

-Hedy Lamarr, Wireless Telecommunications Inventor and Hollywood Movie Star

Lauded for her beauty and captivating presence on the silver screen, Austrian immigrant Hedy Lamarr took Hollywood by storm in the 1930s. Yet the movie business and its superficial social scene bored Lamarr, who occupied her mind by reading technical journals, inventing new products, and consulting to Howard Hughes’ aviation business. During World War II, Lamarr invented a frequency hopping radio transmission scheme that evaded eavesdropping and jamming. The technique is still used in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth communication to this day. The 2017 film Bombshell tells the Lamarr story.

-Jennifer Doudna: Developer of CRISPR/Cas9

Jennifer Doudna, a molecular biology and chemistry professor at the University of California, Berkeley, has led the efforts to unlock the secrets of how to edit our DNA sequences, which is considered one of the most significant discoveries in the history of biology. The CRISPR/Cas9 gene edition technique holds the promise of preventing or curing diseases at the cellular level, ranging from cystic fibrosis and HIV to Huntington’s disease.

-Limor “Ladyada” Fried: Hacker & Engineer, Founder of AdaFruit

MIT engineering graduate Limor Fried founded the phenomenon known as AdaFruit in 2005. This woman-owned company looms large in the hacker and maker movement. Dubbed “LadyAda,” Fried hosts frequent video podcasts on the AdaFruit YouTube channel that teach young people how to create their own electronic projects and inventions. Fried’s unconventional, yet relatable style has inspired young women and girls to experiment with STEM-oriented projects by providing high-quality products, inspirational tutorials, and an unassailable joie de vivre.

2. Promote Participation In STEM Career Development Activities For Young Women And Girls
You can also help young women and girls become more aware of STEM career opportunities by creating or taking part in events designed to connect young people with technical careers.

Here are several annual events to provide inspiration:

Feb 4, 2018: Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

As part of National Engineers Week, the new Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day program helps connect young women and girls with women working in the field of engineering. We also recommend reviewing Business Insider’s list of the 43 most powerful female engineers of 2017.

February 11, 2018: International Day of Women and Girls in Science 11 February

According to the United Nations, male students are 2 to 3 times more likely to earn a Bachelors, Masters, or Doctor’s degree in science-related fields. To increase awareness of this level of gender inequality, the United Nations declared the 11th of February as the annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To learn more about the importance of women in science roles, we also suggest checking this list of 91 famous women scientists.

April 26, 2018: Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day

Originally founded in 1992 as Take Our Daughters to Work Day by the leaders of the Ms. Foundation for Women, this annual event expanded in 2003 to include boys as well. The idea is for boys and girls to learn about opportunities and explore careers at an age when they are more flexible in terms of their gender roles.

This is also an ideal day to teach young women and girls about successful women in industry leadership roles. Check out our article “Celebrating Leading Women in Industry” for information about leading female CEOs in the high-tech and manufacturing industries, including:

-Phebe Novakovic, CEO of General Dynamics
-Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors
-Renee James, former CEO of Intel
-Ginny Rometty, CEO of IBM

Oct 5, 2018: Manufacturing Day

As the manufacturing world accelerates into what some experts are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it’s also facing a looming talent crisis. With more and more Baby Boomers retiring each month, there simply aren’t enough qualified candidates with the necessary STEM skills available to meet the demand. Today’s manufacturing careers require high levels of technical expertise in order to design, develop, manage today’s digitally-based production techniques, such as 3D printing and sensor-driven Internet of Things-based tools.

That’s why it’s more important than ever to recruit young women as well as men to this growing and rewarding sector.

Brooke Turner
Formaspace
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Source: EIN Presswire

Durango Reports Magnetic Anomaly on Trove Property at Windfall Lake, QC

Durango announces that an airborne survey conducted on its Trove property in the Windfall Lake area has outlined a magnetic anomaly and four (4) targets.

Durango Resources Inc. (OTCQB:ATOXF)

Durango is fortunate to have had Bonterra complete the airborne survey on the Trove property as it has delineated regional fault information and highlighted the NE structure going through the property”

— Marcy Kiesman, CEO

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, December 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vancouver, BC – Durango Resources Inc. (TSX.V-DGO), (the “Company” or “Durango”) announces that an airborne survey conducted on its wholly owned Trove property in the Windfall Lake Urban Barry area of Quebec has outlined a magnetic anomaly.

The Trove property is surrounded by Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX.V-OSK) and an airborne survey was completed by Bonterra Resources Inc. (TSX.V-BTR) (“Bonterra”) while the property was under option to Bonterra in 2018. The survey shows an anomaly following the regional fault which trends through the property with the dark pink representing a magnetic high and the dark blue representing a magnetic low.

The regional gold mineralization is controlled by the regional group of faults called the Rouleau Fault and Barry Fault and the major projects in the Windfall Lake area are connected to this same NE-SW regional fault group. Magnetic surveys are commonly used in the region to find major faults and structures as outcrops in the area are limited. In addition to the regional fault and the magnetic signature, the Trove hosts till anomalies of gold, copper and zinc which align with the Rouleau fault. These anomalies could indicate a possible relation between the NE-SW fault and undiscovered bedrock gold mineralization.

Based on the work completed by Bonterra, four (4) targets were identified on the Trove property, (Gagnon R. 2018). Future exploration activities recommended for the Trove property are stripping, trenching, additional rock chip sampling and drilling.

Marcy Kiesman, CEO of Durango stated, “We are fortunate to have had Bonterra complete the airborne survey on the Trove property as it has delineated regional fault information and highlighted the northeast structure going through the property. I am very excited that we have retained 100% interest in the Trove property which is part of the emerging Windfall Lake gold mining camp and look forward to exploring it further in the upcoming months.”

The technical contents of this release were approved by George Yordanov, P.Geo., an independent qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The property has not yet been the subject of a National Instrument 43-101 report.

About Durango

Durango is a natural resources company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. The Company is positioned for discovery with a 100% interest in a strategically located group of properties totalling over 11,000 hectares in size in the Windfall Lake gold camp in the Abitibi region of Québec, Canada.

For further information on Durango, please refer to its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Marcy Kiesman, Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: 604.428.2900 or 604.339.2243
Email: durangoresourcesinc@gmail.com
Website: www.durangoresourcesinc.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This document may contain or refer to forward-looking information based on current expectations, including commencement and completion of future exploration, raising of capital to complete exploration and the impact on the Company of these events. Forward-looking information is subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including market conditions, as actual results may differ materially from forecasted results. Forward-looking information is provided as of the date hereof and we assume no responsibility to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. For a detailed list of risks and uncertainties relating to Durango, please refer to its prospectus filed on its SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Marcy Kiesman
Durango Resources Inc.
+1 604-339-2243
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire