Bishop E. Earl McCloud, Jr, (R) AMEU Board of Trustees, a student and Dr. Isaac cut the ribbon to the new facility. The president of the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU), Dr. Joseph T. Isaac, has promised to maintain academic excellence at the university, lauding the faculty and staff for the strong support over the years.Dr. Isaac made the remarks yesterday, October 9, during the dedication of the Richardson Adams Learning Resource Center (RALRC), with the intention to provide a learning environment conducive for the pursuit of excellence while preparing people for national leadership and service.He said the dedication of the new facility marks an exciting moment for the university and the staffers, exemplifying a lot of good things that happen at the AME University.Dr. Isaac recounted that the building was first used as a clinic, which went out of business in 2014 before subsequently being renovated and refurbished.He said that with graduate programs being offered, a better learning environment must be created. As such, the new facility gives the university an opportunity to provide a better learning environment.He said the facility will play an important role as the university’s enrollment has increased to over 5,000 students from as low as 3,000, including the graduate school.“We will use this building to prepare our young people for leadership today, tomorrow and beyond,” Reverend Alvin E. Attah, Acting Vice President for administration, said in a welcome remark.Dr. Romelle A. Horton, interim vice president for Academic and Support Services, said in pursuit of excellence the university espouses the need for life-long professional development and an improved learning atmosphere.Dr. Horton said the university is expected to increase the level of scholarship/scholarly practice in the various academic fields or disciplines as well as advance teaching and learning proficiency.“We are blessed, so get ready for your minds to be expanded as soon as you step through these doors, for the mission of the center is to prepare, engage, and improve. The center is a home to the department of academic support services and most of its units,” Dr. Horton said.According to her, the facility has a full academic library that caters to students and community members, connecting individuals to resources and technology.In her overview, Dr. Horton said the center has a lab, several reading rooms and a center for teaching and learning. It also has a writing lab that will provide tutorials on writing reports, projects, resumes and research with the testing center attached.She said the Richardson Adams Learning Center is geared towards building the capacity of the university and its environs by integrating teaching, learning and scholarship through related academic and community initiatives.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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Political ManeuveringWe may never really know whether the US government’s suspicions, which, to be fair, predates the Trump administration, has any truth to it. There are Chinese companies that have indeed been used by their government as eyes and ears, but Huawei has also earned a positive reputation in both US and international markets.But the problem here goes beyond the accuracy of those claims. In a sense, it also goes beyond Huawei or ZTE. It is one that the US smartphone market will be facing as more and more players stop playing in their court. And that will be the problem of having fewer horses to bet on.More horses in the raceThe smartphone market is characterized as s two-horse race between iOS and Android when it comes to platforms, but there are almost countless companies carrying the green robot. Not all of those, however, are available in the US, especially when it comes to top phones. And some that do have different means of selling in the market.AdChoices广告That ultimately means fewer choices for US consumers. Less choice means those that hold the power will have the opportunity to force what they want. People won’t have much of a choice if they want the latest and greatest phones. This is the stuff that oligopolies are made of and the US smartphone market is close to becoming one.At the moment, it might be bordering on safe but the US market is changing. We have Samsung and Apple at the top, with the likes of Google and Essential duking it out below. Motorola has become less relevant, HTC is close to bowing out, and LG is having troubles making ends meet. Sony sells its phones without any carrier involvement but isn’t too concerned about the viability of its smartphone future. OnePlus also makes a living off selling its phones in the US directly or through retailers. Nokia doesn’t even have its latest flagships available there. It’s almost a precarious situation that can change anytime soon.Troubling PrecedentFor now, only Huawei and ZTE are in the government’s crosshair. But who’s to say that won’t expand in the very near future. As tempers flare, there might come a time when governments shut doors on each other or pull out businesses.Let’s make it a bit concrete. Suppose the US decides to block all Chinese-sold phones from the market? That immediately throws Lenovo-owned Motorola, OnePlus, ZTE/nubia, and Nokia out the door. That doesn’t yet count the number of US-based companies who take whitebox phones and brand them as their own. It could wipe out the selection of mid-range phones that don’t have a “Galaxy” in their name. It’s an extreme scenario that simply serves to show how US consumers are really at the mercy of just a small number of phone makers.Shrinking importanceHuawei wants to set up camp in the US, but it might not have to for the same reason that Xiaomi might no longer need to rush its US entry. The US is and will always remain an important and lucrative market, but it is probably past its prime. Years ago, it would have been imperative for any ambitious smartphone company to sell in the US. These days, many have made do without it. If raw numbers are concerned, the US isn’t even the largest smartphone market. It is, however, the one with the highest buying power and, therefore, the best chances to sell expensive phones.But that, too, seems to have reached the tipping point. Reports indicate that today’s most expensive phones, like the iPhone X and the Galaxy S9, aren’t selling well precisely because of their price. Increasing prices also mean that consumers are less inclined to upgrade often, which would lead to lower sales over time. The strategy of selling a few but expensive phones is no longer working. Selling wallet-friendly ones by the hundreds is winning the game, and that’s exactly what the likes of Huawei and Xiaomi have been doing outside the US anyway.Wrap-upUS consumers are running out of choices. Former smartphone superpowers are slowly bowing out of the competition or at least reducing their presence. Pretty soon, the premium smartphone market will have just a handful of key players, namely Samsung and Apple, who would then be able to steer the market any which way they want with no one to challenge them and keep them in check. The walls are closing in on Huawei. Its retail partners in the US, actual and potential, are dropping it like a hot brick. There will be suspicions, both implied and explicit, of government pressure working against the Chinese manufacturer. It is undoubtedly a loss for Huawei to miss out on one of the most important smartphone markets. But, in the midst of his unexpected rant, CEO Richard Yu does make one important point. It is also a loss for the US consumer as well.
“The Marshall Government has committed to invest $50 million to establish a Grid Scale Storage Fund to secure more new storage technologies,” Minister van Holst Pellekaan said.The University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Provost, Professor Mike Brooks, said: “This new technology is a world-leading example of how the University of Adelaide is matching its research strengths to business and community need, with real benefit for the people of South Australia.”Our research and development expertise in energy has risen to the challenge.”Associate Professor Ertugrul said if an outage occurred because a tree had fallen on powerlines, the power would normally remain out at a regional community for longer, because there is a large area to check for debris.”Cape Jervis has been chosen as the trial location based on several criteria, including the high level of solar PV generation in the area and the large influx of people in the summer, which, when combined with very hot weather, results in high peak electricity demands,” said Paul Roberts, Manager Corporate Affairs, SA Power Networks.”From SA Power Networks’ perspective, the trial is an opportunity to look at alternative ways to meet peak demand requirements (which usually occur only on a few days a year), rather than more expensive investment in increased network capacity. Avoiding inefficient peak demand-related network investment will help contain long term network costs for customers.”We are keen to understand the benefits, reliability and cost of this kind of battery installation as an alternative option to direct investment in a network capacity upgrade,” Mr Roberts said.As part of the trial in Cape Jervis, the system’s performance will be monitored across multiple seasons to test performance under a range of conditions.The data generated from the Cape Jervis trials and all tests using the mobile test platform will be made publicly available on the Australian Energy Storage Knowledge Bank website: aeskb.com.au. A new energy storage system developed by University of Adelaide researchers and industry partners is now successfully supporting the electricity network for the country town of Cape Jervis, South Australia. Explore further Citation: World-class battery storage system helps to power country town (2018, May 18) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-world-class-battery-storage-power-country.html The new, world-class system is part of a $3.65 million trial led by the University of Adelaide in collaboration with SA Power Networks and system supplier PowerTec. The project is supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) on behalf of the Australian Government with $1.44 million in grant funding.The mobile battery energy storage system and its specialised control system reduces peak load of the local substation, stabilises the electricity network in the area, and supports a number of nearby customers in the event of a power interruption – all without manual intervention.The battery receives control signals from high-voltage electricity infrastructure more than 5km away at the main powerline to the town of Cape Jervis, and makes its own decisions about how best to support local electricity delivery.”This technology is novel because the mobile battery energy storage system’s operations are now completely autonomous,” said Associate Professor Nesimi Ertugrul, from the University of Adelaide’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.”If an outage occurs, our mobile battery system automatically runs a range of safety checks before providing back-up power to nearby houses until the main grid is restored.”This feature means that residents can also share residential solar power with neighbours during an outage.”This autonomous battery system has many unique and advanced features. We can monitor the system and intervene if necessary, but the system can operate safely in all kinds of situations without the need for any operator instructions,” Associate Professor Ertugrul said.”It also allows us to understand the technology under real operating and weather conditions, and gives us the potential to create a knowledge base for industry and system developers.”The South Australian Minister for Energy and Mining, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, welcomed the commissioning of the battery as an example of how energy storage can be help make our system more affordable and reliable. Provided by University of Adelaide World’s biggest battery in Australia to trump Musk’s This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.