JIM CARREY FEELS BLESSED AFTER ARIANA GRANDE SHARED HIS QUOTE ON DEPRESSION

first_img Twitter Advertisement Jim Carrey heaped praise on Ariana Grande, after he noticed the ‘Thank U, Next’ singer shared his quote about depression. (Claudio Onorati/ANSA via AP and AP / Scott Roth) Facebook Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Comedian Jim Carrey said he felt blessed and heaped praise on Ariana Grande after he noticed the ‘Thank U, Next’ singer shared his quote about depression.Over the past two years, Grande, 25, has been open about the trying experiences in her life.In May 2017, a suicide bomber killed 22 people outside her concert in Manchester, England. Her ex-boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, died from a suspected overdose in September and then she broke off her engagement to “Saturday Night Live” actor Pete Davidson. The pop star broke down on stage last December and said she’d had “the worst year.” Last week, she even shared a screenshot of a brain scan on her Instagram story showing which areas appeared to be affected by post-traumatic stress disorder.Then, on Saturday, Grande shared a black-and-white photo of the “Ace Ventura” actor overlaid with his comments about depression which he made during a TIFF Originals interview in 2017.“Depression is your body saying, ‘I don’t want to be this character anymore. I don’t want to hold up this avatar that you’ve created in the world. It’s too much for me,’” his quote read. “You should think of the word ‘depressed’ as ‘deep rest.’ Your body needs to be depressed. It needs deep rest from the character you’ve been trying to play.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With:last_img read more

Utility scale possible with BESS battery backup technology

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 1, 2017 – Nassau – The country’s leading experts on renewable energy yesterday weighed in on the now-public report by PowerSecure, the BPL management company given the government boot, declaring that while parts of PowerSecure’s assessment were accurate but the conclusion that the Bahamas could not generate enough solar energy during peak demand is inaccurate as they failed to take into account Battery Energy Storage Solutions.“There is no “silver bullet” for solving the energy crisis of the Bahamas.   It must be approached as a mixed generation of reliable, viable and economical solutions working in conjunction with each other, instead of in opposition,” said Philip Holdom, President, Alternative Power Supply and co-founder of Sustainable Energy Ltd Bahamas.   “The Bahamas will be best served by decentralizing the power grid, mandating the highest energy efficiency standards in homes and businesses and modernizing the highest energy users, public buildings,”Sustainable Energy co-founder Zev Crystal agreed, adding that the report may have led to confusion.“You say the word solar and everyone thinks, simple, The Bahamas is bathed in sunshine year-round so why not?” said Crystal.   “But, like anything, the devil is in the detail.   In solar, there is a significant difference between tying into the grid and creating true energy independence, which we can now do at a utility scale generation capacity thanks to the progress that has been made in the last few years with powerful battery back-up systems. Those systems are built for storage so you make and store power when the sun shines and you use it when it is not.   Unfortunately, the way the report was interpreted may have confused the issue because it did not clarify that a grid tie-in is a different animal from a utility scale install, which is quite feasible in New Providence.”According to Mr. Holdom, who installed one of the first solar systems in The Bahamas 27 years ago, “The Bahamas as a nation is just getting into renewable energy and is three decades behind countries with one quarter of the solar potential of this country.   Therefore we need to approach solar integration immediately on large utility scales as well as commercial and residential rooftops”.   Mr. Holdom is also developing the national curriculum for multiple levels of solar certification through BTVI and his consortium is donating the solar power system for the course.The first move in a step-by-step process, he explained, is to install a large Megawatt PV plant with Battery Energy Storage that connects directly to the grid and provides continuity of clean power to the utility, doing so under a Power Purchase Agreement with the government.   This Solar PPA would be funded by a Bahamian Renewable Energy Consortium that provides solar energy to the government with no up front costs at a competitive fixed rate for 20 years.“In addition the existing Renewable Energy Self Generation Program allows businesses and homes to connect residential, commercial and public solar systems that can feed into the utility grid.   Battery-based systems that do not interact with the grid can also be installed,” he added.“The statement that utility scale renewable energy is not economically feasible in the Bahamas underestimates our strength to be a leader in the move toward sustainable, renewable, eco-friendly power generation and I would go so far as to state that it is simply false and does not take into consideration the technology that exists today.   Utility scale renewable energy is the fastest growing energy sector in the world and that would not be so if were not economical.”APS and Sustainable Energy, the first company to have a 1 MW power plant approved for commercial use in Nassau, say they would welcome an opportunity to demonstrate to the government that a utility scale plant is economically viable and will produce energy at a substantial savings to the nation.“The BPL management were partially correct when they concluded that utility scale PV could not ‘produce energy when it was most needed’ because they were only viewing it as a grid tie system with no battery backup.   Any utility scale solar plant in The Bahamas must, by necessity, have a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) and this is no more critical anywhere than in The Bahamas due to the fact that the utility is underpowered and has been so for the past 40 years,” said Holdom.“The Bahamas is plagued by constant brownouts that damage all manner of sensitive electronics including fridges, TV’s, cable boxes, computers, networks and more.   This affects homes and businesses throughout the archipelago. A brownout occurs when the utility cannot provide constant voltage and frequency in peak load periods or even as a matter of course.  Without sufficient capacity, supplemental capacity is required that is available 24 hours a day.”But there are, he said, only so many viable energy solutions and the first, installing 27 new power plants is simply out of the question because of capital costs.“The second option is a viable economic solution that helps the short term problem and supplements any long term solution, and incorporates multiple utility scale Solar plants with Battery Energy Storage Solutions.   This can be done in 10 to 50 MW increments fairly quickly on the main islands and in smaller increments on the primary Family Islands.   There is more than sufficient low use land in Nassau to accommodate these plants.   The solution is within reach and it is possible with a public-private partnership.   We are hopeful that this government, which we believe is committed to sustainable development, moves to make solar with BESS back-up a reality and does not heed the outdated or confusing interpretation of the BPL ex-management report that was released recently and clouded the issue.”last_img read more

6 Tips for Building Better iPad Presentations

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 4 min read The new iPad’s brilliantly clear Retina display and its travel-friendly size help make this third-generation tablet one of the most useful mobile sales tools on the market. The reason is simple: Presentations pop on the high-resolution screen.But most users only scratch the surface when it comes to an iPad’s capabilities for delivering dynamic business presentations. From creating the most effective content to finding the right apps and tools, here are six tips to help you make better iPad presentations:1. Play to the iPad’s strengths.Keep presentations simple. For text, images and other content, bigger is usually better for getting the message across on the iPad screen, which is slightly larger than nine and a half inches across diagonally.If you really need to have highly-detailed slides, consider passing the device around the room to let your clients have a closer look. That way, you can take advantage of things that make the iPad unique — such as its portability and screen proportions.Related: With a Dazzling Display, the New iPad Will Be Attractive for Many Business Owners2. Use a projector for larger groups.iPads can be handy for one-on-one demos, but try using a projector for larger groups. ViewSonic, Dell, Optoma and other companies make portable projectors that are compatible with tablets.At $349, the ViewSonic PJD5123, can be worth the price because it combines high picture quality with portability. Some users, however, might find it heavy at five pounds. If a lightweight device is an absolute priority then the Dell M110 — which weighs less than a pound — might be worth the higher cost (about $540).You can also wirelessly stream a presentation on your iPad to an HDTV using Apple TV and AirPlay. All you need is to connect the Apple TV device ($99) to the TV, have access to a WiFi connection and work with the AirPlay app on your iPad.3. Try a remote.Flipping through slides by hand can be distracting to an audience. But by turning your iPhone into a remote, you can move around and give touch-free presentations.For basic presentations using Keynote — Apple’s version of Microsoft PowerPoint — it’s possible to use the iPhone as a remote with Keynote Remote, which is available for 99 cents from the iTunes App Store. For more advanced presentations, 2Screens Presentation Expert ($4.99 plus $2.99 for the 2Screens Remote app) can be used with an iPhone remote for viewing slideshows, documents or taking on-screen notes. It also can turn the iPhone into an on-screen laser pointer.Related: 5 Tips on How to Present Like Steve Jobs4. Go beyond PowerPoint.Microsoft PowerPoint, once the de facto standard for business presentations, is no longer the only tool to use. Two alternatives are Web-based slideshow apps Prezi and SlideRocket. Both include HTML5 presentation players built specifically for the iPad, including such features as multi-touch gestures.SlideRocket specializes in HD video and animations, while Prezi uses a unique visual approach to present “mind maps” that show how ideas are related. There are free versions of each, but paid subscriptions — which include more features such as improved branding tools and extra online storage — start at $24 per month for SlideRocket and $59 per year for Prezi.If you’re still tied to using PowerPoint, you can access Microsoft Office content on the iPad using apps such as Quickoffice Pro ($19.99), which also doubles as a presentation and editing tool.5. Add interactivity with a live whiteboard.Make staid PDFs, documents and simple presentations more interactive by turning the iPad into an electronic whiteboard. Apps such as Air Sketch ($9.99) and Power Presenter ($1.99) let users put notes on documents, websites and slideshows. It’s a way to record brainstorming sessions or get audience feedback.For more stylish notations, try using an iPad stylus such as the Pogo Sketch Plus ($14.95) from Ten One Design.Related: Using an iPad to Boost Productivity (Video)6. Master on-the-go design with improvised graphics. Due to a tablet’s smaller screen and the inability to switch between applications quickly, some professionals might find crafting a presentation easier on a laptop or desktop. But the iPad does include tools for drawing improvised presentations.For making quick, clean flowcharts and other presentation graphics, consider apps such as TouchDraw ($8.99) or the more richly-featured OmniGraffle ($49.99) which offers diagramming, templates and freehand drawing tools to illustrate business processes. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. June 20, 2012 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more