BRICS Featured image: Stock A Chinese clean energy company, Hanergy Group, has launched a solar-powered project dubbed Humbrella. The innovation, aimed to light up African villages, forms part of the company’s corporate social responsibility.A company statement underlined that thin-film solar power research and development has been the main focus at Hanergy since 2009.As a result, nine years later, the Humbrella has been launched “providing practical solutions to the ever persistent problem of unstable power supply in Africa.” Read more: Mozambican NPO partners with Akon Lighting Africa initiativeThe Humbrella converts sunshine and stores as much as 4,000 mAh electricity, the product is not only efficient but also environmentally friendly as it leverages thin-film solar power generation to directly convert solar energy into electricity replacing diesel generators thus achieving ‘zero emission’ energy.The concept of HumbrellaThe company’s Vice-President, Lyu Yuan shed light on the venture he spearheaded.Yuan said: “We pushed R and D (Research and Development) people and also marketing people to find the way.”He further explained that this resulted in the “Lighting Africa” project’s product, Humbrella that combines the world’s highest conversion efficiency thin-films solar panels with the common umbrella.The Humbrella combines four functions including off-grid power supply, electricity storage, night lighting and terminal charging.According renewable company, the 2.7 meters wide and 8.8 kg heavy innovation is bound to offer a revolutionary alternative to African homes that lack access to electricity for duties around the homestead and also will enable smooth studying for the children.“Under the weak light our solar panel can still work. If there is a cloudy day, still there is light outside but the amount of electricity will reduce but still be produced. At the same time if you want to use huge electricity, both solar panel and stored battery will work together,” said An Rongbang, President of Hanergy Global Application Product Development Centre. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Generation AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector TAGSHanergy GroupHumbrellaLighting Africasolar Previous articlePrivate equity drives value creation through sustainable investmentNext articleGlobal progress lags behind energy target for 2030 Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Finance and Policy UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development
For the first time in 15 years, surviving members of The Doors will perform together. Titled “A Celebration For Ray Manzarek,” the newly-announced concert will feature the reunion of John Densmore and Robby Krieger, performing with an all-star band in honor of the group’s late keyboardist.Manzarek passed away in 2013, and the tribute will serve as a fine honor for one of the best keyboardists ever. Imagine having to keep up with Jim Morrison on a nightly basis!The all-star performance will feature contributions from Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), John Doe and Exene (X). Held on February 12th at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, this is sure to be a one of a kind celebration of all things Doors.Check out the flyer below for more details, or head to the official event website.
From aftermarketNews Staff & Wire Reports AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement CLEVELAND — Eaton Corp. has elected Craig Reed to the position of senior vice president – supply chain management. Reed will report to Richard Holder, executive vice president – Eaton Business System. In this role, Reed will be responsible for global sourcing and supply chain management. He will be based in Cleveland, Ohio. “Craig’s extensive experience and knowledge in strategic sourcing and supplier management will be a valuable asset to the supply chain management function,” said Holder. “We’re pleased to have him join our team.” Reed joins Eaton from MeadWestvaco’s Consumer Solutions Group, where he served as vice president – global sourcing. In that role, he was responsible for the procurement and supply management for more than 50 production plants and administrative operations located around the world. Prior to that, he held supply chain management positions of increasing responsibility with Delta Air Lines, Deere & Co., BMW Manufacturing and Honda of America Manufacturing. Reed holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Florida A&M University and a master’s in business administration from Arizona State University. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.
He was said to have recently refused a move to West Ham, despite his wife being ‘ready to go to London’. Inter Milan were presented as the likeliest option, and a move would be at the end of the season, with Mertens wanting to continue with Napoli until then.Arsenal have now been dragged in.Corriere del Mezzogiorno is a newspaper in the Naples area, and they say offers from the Premier League are ‘not lacking’. West Ham get a mention again, with it being repeated the player has snubbed the idea of a move there.The newspaper claims Arsenal have made an offer, and Mertens and his entourage are currently ‘evaluating’ that.Given that he turns 33 years of age in May and isn’t having his best Serie A season, it would be very fortunate for Mertens to have all these offers.He’ll likely be looking at a two year contract, which would be a risk on high wages.Mikel Arteta will have his own plans for Arsenal, and it would be a surprise if those genuinely include the Napoli player.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉（今晚試試）Keto减肥Undo On Tuesday, we covered claims from Italy of West ham interest in Dries Mertens, who is coming to the end of his contract with Napoli.
BILL NEAL:10—Before I go to the greatest linebackers of all time Top 10, I’ve got to clear the air about something. Ya’ll know my partner/ref/quality hooper/great guy…“Zik.” Oh, by the way, the one thing I left out is crazy…crazy in a kind and gentle way. So last week we’re talking about my Top 10 running backs list and Zik, who by the way is often critical of my writing (Some call it critical. Some call it jealousy…you make the call.) Anyway, and here’s where the crazy comes in. Zik thinks Earl Campbell is a better running back than Franco Harris! Yeah, I know. And I’m not talking a little bit. I mean, he says he’ll take Earl Campbell over Franco every day of the week. Look, before you cast your vote, know the facts, but as always, text your answer to 412-628-4856. Now this: Franco Harris: NFL Hall of Fame —NCAA Hall of Fame—4 time Super Bowl champion —9 time Pro Bowl selection —Rookie of the Year 1972—NFL Man of the Year 1976 – NFL 1970’s All Decade Team—Steelers’ All Time Team—Super Bowl MVP —12,949 total yards ranks 12th all time, ranks 10th all time rushing TD’s—100 total TD’s—#83 all time NFL players. Earl Campbell: 5 time Pro Bowl—3 time NFL MVP—Rookie of the Year 1978—Heisman Trophy 1977—total yards 9,407—total TD’s 74 – NFL Hall of Fame—NCAA Hall of Fame. Look, luv ya blue, but the stats don’t support it and the end result doesn’t support it. Harder runner? Yes. Smarter runner? No. Franco can walk into a room. Earl has to be wheeled in. And don’t give me that better team stuff. The Houston Oilers had a Super Bowl contending team as well, but they had to go through Pittsburgh to get there. The Cleveland Browns didn’t have the best team every year, and trust me when I tell ya, everybody on the planet knew Jim Brown was getting the ball and they still couldn’t stop him.Greatness is greatness. Sorry Zik, you lose again. Just look at the numbers. (P.S. and just to rub salt in the wound…LeBron is no Jordan! That’s right, I said it.)