Coronavirus: Global update

first_img“All operational factories are focused on producing all of our LifeGuard Safety hoses but particularly our high pressure and cryogenic hoses to support the high demands on the oxygen production industry,” the company said.Full story here.10:30 – ACWA Power contributes SAR 50m to coronavirus effortsSaudi Arabian utility developer ACWA Power has pledged a contribution of SAR 50m to support national health endeavours and efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic.More here.10:00 – No reason for an oxygen shortageExclusive insight: Covid-19 versus oxygen supply – the status on supply and demandIn an exclusive for gasworld in the last few days, Publisher and CEO John Raquet explained why there should be no reason for alarm over the critical supply of oxygen on the front line of the fight against Covid-19.Responding to mounting speculation in the mainstream press, he wrote, “There is no doubt that a few hospitals have experienced low levels of oxygen or a lack of cylinders but it would be wrong to assume there will be national shortages of oxygen. It is important to understand both the current supply situation and the measures the gas companies are taking in order to supply the significant increase in demand due to Covid-19.”Read the full story here09:45 – Siemens makes its AM Network available to global medical communitySiemens revealed last week that it is making its Additive Manufacturing (AM) Network along with its 3D printers, available to the global medical community to speed design and production of medical components.The AM Network connects users, designers and 3D-print service providers to enable faster and less complicated production of spare parts for machines like ventilators.“To help fight Covid-19, we have opened our AM Network for hospitals and other health institutions needing spare medical parts to efficiently manage their design and printing requests.”Full story here.09:00 – As the world continues with its varying stages of lockdown, here’s the news you’re waking up to this morning: Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases worldwide have escalated over the course of the last weekThere are now more than 1.2 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide; fatalities number almost 70,000The situation has accelerated most notably in the US, where there are now almost 338,000 confirmed cases, and approaching 10,000 fatalitiesIn Europe, confirmed cases have reached 128,000 in Italy, 131,000 in Spain, 100,000 in Germany, 93,000 in France, and 48,000 in the UKThe rate of new cases and fatalities in both Spain and Italy, however, is showing signs of slowingIran remains the hardest-hit country in the Middle East, with 58,000 confirmed cases and a significant death toll (3,600); Saudi Arabia has a recorded 2,400 casesIn Asia-Pacific, confirmed cases have reached 82,000 in China, 3,600 in Japan, 10,200 in South Korea, 3,600 in Malaysia, 2,200 in Thailand, 1,300 in Singapore, 3,200 in Pakistan, 4,300 in India, and 5,600 in Australialast_img read more

Heat networks aren’t always a hot idea

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

Big East partners with Riot Games for collegiate competition

first_imgRiot Games has entered a partnership with the American collegiate athletic programme Big East Conference to launch the Big East League of Legends Championship in Spring 2019.Seven of the 10 schools in the Big East Conference will compete in the League of Legends competition. Specifically: Butler, DePaul, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, and Villanova.Taking place in a regular season which will start in January next year, the championship will see the top four teams compete for the title. The winner and runner-up will book their spot in the League of Legends Championship Play-In, giving them a chance to reach the League of Legends College Championship.Vince Nicastro, Deputy Commissioner & COO of the Big East Conference commented: “As the Big Fast enters its second year of competitive esports, we are very excited to further our involvement with Riot Games and our League of Legends competition. Interest in esports on our campuses continues to grow and we are proud to be able to provide the opportunity for Big East students to compete on the national stage.”The League of Legends College Championship is a collegiate competition involving schools in North America. Over 300 teams competed in the initiative in this year’s iteration of the championship.Michael Sherman, College Esports Lead at Riot Games added: “We have continually been impressed by the Big East’s forward-looking approach for how esports can support their membership since we first talked with them in 2016. This partnership is a huge step forward for College League of Legends and sets a new precedent for support from a Division I conference.”In October, Big East Conference partnered with ESL to launch a Rocket League competition within the conference. A pilot event was hosted in April, and led to a more permanent inclusion for esports in the initiative.Esports Insider says: It’s clear that the Big East Conference is keen to integrate esports in a big way, and partnering with Riot Games – in addition to ESL – is certainly one way to do that. It’s great to see that two teams will get the chance to compete in Riot Games’ official collegiate competition, too.Subscribe to ESI on YouTubelast_img read more