Japan’s Abe sends offering to controversial Yasukuni shrine

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 02:39:50 +0000

Japan’s Abe sends offering to controversial Yasukuni shrine

TOKYO — Japan’s premier sent a ritual cash offering to a controversial Tokyo war shrine to mark the end of World War II Thursday but did not visit in person amid heightened tensions with South Korea. Abe Shinzo sent an aide to Yasukuni Shrine, seen by Asian neighbors as a symbol of Japan’s military past, […]

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Chinese army releases promo video for Hong Kong troops

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 11:42:09 +0000

Chinese army releases promo video for Hong Kong troops

The Chinese army has released a promotional video for its Hong Kong-based troops at a time of uncertainty over whether the military will intervene in the city’s summer of protest.

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Police: South Korean man set himself ablaze to protest Japan

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 11:34:29 +0000

Police: South Korean man set himself ablaze to protest Japan

A 72-year-old South Korean man was in critical condition after setting himself ablaze in downtown Seoul on Thursday, a police official said.

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The POWER Interview: What Drove the Gas Turbine Technology Leap at GE Over the Past 70 Years

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 13:34:12 +0000

On July 29, 1949, at 2:15 p.m., General Electric’s (GE’s) first gas turbine at the Belle Isle Station in Oklahoma City began delivering power to Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.’s distribution system. The 3.5-MW GE Frame 3 machine reportedly had an efficiency of about 17%. Since the Belle Isle machine (Figure 1) started up seventy […]

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‘Justice wasn’t served’: 50 years since Chappaquiddick

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:15:15 +0000

'Justice wasn't served': 50 years since Chappaquiddick

Half a century later, what did and didn’t happen on Chappaquiddick Island on July 18, 1969, continues to fascinate and frustrate.

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The POWER Interview: New Directions for Aeroderivative Gas Turbines at PWPS 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 12:08:49 +0000

In a recent interview, Raul Pereda, president and CEO of PW Power Systems (PWPS), talked to POWER about the company’s long legacy as a gas turbine manufacturer, advancements in technology it has achieved over the past 60 years, and new applications for its turbines within a transitioning energy system.  No one can read a history […]

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A Brief History of GE Gas Turbines

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:39:47 +0000

July marks two important milestones that set gas-fired generation on its course to becoming a dominant form of power generation: commercial operation of the world’s first industrial gas turbine in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in 1939, and commercial operation of the first gas turbine in the U.S. used to generate electric power—a 3.5-MW General Electric (GE) unit […]

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THE BIG PICTURE: Siemens’ Corporate History

Credit to Author: Tracey Lilly| Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2019 04:00:04 +0000

Siemens AG, the global technology conglomerate that today has headquarters in both Berlin and Munich, in May 2019 announced it will spin off its energy units to focus on its digital “core.” The news has stunned many in the power sector, where Siemens has clenched a formidable presence since 1866. But restructuring at Siemens is […]

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