Bringing Light Into The Darkness: What To Do In Case Of Power Failure

An excavator cuts off a supply line, a supply cable has a defect - power failures can always happen. Christoph Vierkötter from the Solingen networks explained to me how best to behave in the event of a power failure. Kerstin Griese: Christoph, Germany's power supply security is very high by international standards. How do you judge the situation especially here in the city of blades as the leader of the network management of the Netze Solingen? Christoph Vierkötter: Germany has a leading position in Europe in terms of security of supply, so you're right. And our local power grid, which we are continuously investing in maintaining and expanding, is very good. This can also be seen in our figures: Solingen is fortunate to be able to point to a low rate of electricity and gas disturbances. This is a fact that the Bundesnetzagentur has repeatedly confirmed to be positive. Kerstin Griese: Nevertheless, there can be individual power failures? Christoph Vierkötter: Power failures can never be completely prevented despite all measures and can have very different causes. On the one hand, it can happen that a defective E-device causes a short circuit and thus a power failure in a single building. Almost everyone has experienced that once. However, such a disturbance does not fall into the range of the nets Solingen since in such a case only the own building engineering and/or installation are not affected but the supply cables outside the house. The situation is different if, for example, civil engineering works on public construction sites accidentally damage underground power cables, strike a lightning bolt or, for various reasons, cause damage to a system or underground cable. Kerstin Griese: How often do you experience power failures in your experience, in which the networks Solingen are in demand?

The Spa Bathroom: Tips for Saving Energy

When it comes to saving energy at home, many first think of their living room or kitchen. But even in smaller rooms such as the bathroom, there are a number of ways to optimize your wallet and the environment. Proper Ventilation What is the biggest energy consumer in every apartment and every home? Right, the heating. So if you want to save energy in your bathroom and avoid unnecessary costs, you should start with heating. To keep the bathroom pleasantly warm, the average room temperature is usually slightly higher than in the rest of the rooms. However, showering, washing hands, bathing, etc. also result in higher humidity than in the rest of the apartment. Therefore, a bathroom should be ventilated frequently and intensively. In order to prevent unnecessary loss of energy due to air exchange, it is important to avoid tilted windows. It is much better to ventilate the windows regularly with them wide open for a short period of time. Thus, the room air is completely exchanged within a few minutes without the walls cooling down too much. Of course, this is not possible with an indoor bathroom without windows. This is why fans are usually installed in such bathrooms. For ventilation, you should let the fan run briefly with the room door open. In this way, the moisture is blown out of the bathroom via the fan blower - either directly through the outside wall or via an exhaust shaft. Small Electrical Appliances Do not run in standby mode
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How Could Brexit Impact The advertising Industry?

The results are in on the UK’s landmark EU Referendum. Article 50 may not yet have been triggered, but all signs point to a long period of instability and uncertainty for the UK. With both the FTSE and the Sterling falling considerably, the banks have been hit badly and the impact has been felt across the global market. Goldman Sachs economists Hatzius and Sven Jari Stehn wrote in a note for clients that the UK is predicted to have a mild recession in 2017, with risks of deteriorated trade terms, scaled back investment, and tightened financial conditions. Plenty of doom. But what does it mean for the advertising industry and brands investing in campaigns? This crisis is unlikely to impact advertising immediately, or at the levels seen during the 2008 financial crash; but now is a time when advertisers will be closely assessing budgets and potentially putting delays on their investment. Sir Martin Sorrell’s response reinforces that sentiment. He said: “The resulting uncertainty, which will be considerable, will obviously slow decision-making and deter activity.” Following a Brexit, the UK will have to renegotiate a trade deal with the EU, potentially changing procedures, and the EU could impose tariffs on goods being exported from the UK. These tariffs, combined with a fall in the value of the Sterling, could have a heavy impact on manufacturers and retailers in the short to medium term. Any rise in the cost of goods and food prices would then hit already fragile consumer confidence and reduce spending.