Smartphones: Are they Smart for Kids?

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaThe VOICE of Health Previous articleSecond Harvest Food Bank announces job opportunitiesNext articleCities have a new target for ending homelessness: Landlords Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Let’s face it: smartphones can be downright addictive. With the whole Internet just a click away, it’s no wonder kids and teens are tempted to scroll from sunup to sundown. But how much is too much?A new report reveals that the amount of time kids spend on their mobile screens has tripled in the last four years. On average, children eight and under spend more time on their phones than they do reading or being read to. The average time per day spent looking at various screen media? Two hours and 19 minutes, with 35 percent of that taking place on mobile devices.Kids are picking up smartphones faster than researchers can create usage guidelines, but virtually all of them agree on one thing: more screen time means more problems for young brains. Some scientists are even drawing a link between smartphone use and surging rates of teen depression and suicide.Florida Hospital pediatrician Analise Casey, MD, joined us to talk about what’s at stake, and what parents can do when it comes to kids and smartphones.Q: How much is too much screen time for kids and teens?A: It depends on the age. Under two years of age, we recommend no screen time, including TV, computers, video games, and smartphones. For children over two, some screen time is okay but no longer than two hours per day. It’s better for them to be out experiencing the world, playing. They can learn so much more that way.However, we find that children are spending significantly more time than what we recommend when you factor in the collective time on phones, TV, and computers.Q: Why is screen time not recommended at all up to age 2?A: Screens are not good for the developing brain in infants and children under two years old. It’s better for them to be engaged with more social and hands-on learning opportunities.It’s not that screens are dangerous, it’s just not the best way for someone under age two to be spending time. Time reading, playing with toys, interacting with parents, family and other children are healthier for overall development.Q: Is it okay to use screens when you’re in a pinch, like in a waiting room or on a long airplane ride?A: We all do that, and sometimes screens can help calm a child down and distract them. But there are times that you want to avoid using screens for this reason because children learn these associations. For example, try to avoid using screens if you’re going out to dinner, and find another way to engage your child, such as drawing, playing a game at the table or talking to them about their day or meal.If you are going on a long trip, it’s okay to use some screens to help the time pass, but they should be seen as a privilege and not the norm. When it comes to temper tantrums or undesirable behaviors, don’t use screens to calm a child down. This sends a message to them that they are being rewarded for that behavior.Q: How do you know if it’s affecting your child?A: Too much screen time, especially too close to bedtime, can cause difficulty falling asleep. If you notice disruptions in sleep patterns, or nightmares, it could be a clue.[Smartphones] can also create stress, affect mood and increase risks for depression and sadness. This is because too much screen time can cut off your interaction with the outside world and your social relationships, which help protect you from anxiety, depression, and sadness. In children, social activities are critical for healthy development.Along those lines, if your child is moving from one screen to the next, this doesn’t help in promoting healthy attention and focus to an activity. So, for children with attention disorders such as ADHD, screen time is especially important to monitor.Dr. Casey’s Tips for ParentsA little discipline can go a long way in nurturing positive screen behaviors in kids. Here is Dr. Casey’s advice for setting boundaries in your home.1. Make Bedrooms a Screen-Free Zone“I often speak to parents about whether or not there is a TV in their child’s room; I recommend not having one. Keep screens in family areas where there is more supervision and accountability. If kids have screens in their rooms, they tend to watch them a lot more, and even right before bed, which can disrupt sleep.It’s also a good idea to have phones and devices charging in the kitchen or family room (not in bedrooms). Set a time at night when all devices are plugged in and off for the day. Keep kids’ rooms a safe place to sleep and relax.”2. Check Your Own Screen Usage“Children model after us, so be mindful about picking up your phones all of the time or endlessly scrolling through your social media feeds during family time. It’s important to regulate ourselves, including how much and when we are using technology. Children think it’s okay if they see us doing it.While [social media] is a great opportunity to keep in touch with family and friends, if you are sharing photos of your children, make sure that you do so safely and with your privacy settings to your comfort level.”3. Keep Screen Activities Age-Appropriate“Know what games your children are playing and what they are viewing to make sure the content is age-appropriate. Technology makes so many things very accessible. I have seen some children experience nightmares over something they just briefly saw from a social media or web search.Talk to your children about how to keep screen time safe and within boundaries. And if you have any questions about screen time, don’t hesitate to talk to your child’s pediatrician.” Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name herecenter_img The VOICE of HealthFrom Florida Hospital Apopka Please enter your comment! 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Ugo Monye and Kelly Brown both okay after bad head clash

first_imgMonday Mar 15, 2010 Ugo Monye and Kelly Brown both okay after bad head clash Both Englands Ugo Monye and Scotlands Kelly Brown have suffered no long term affects from their horrible head clash that ended both their matches at Murrayfield on the weekend.Brown walked off with help from medical staff, while Monye was eventually stretchered off following the big knock that reminded many of the unfortunate injury to Scottish winger Thom Evans not too long ago.Apparently by Saturday night, Brown was already entertaining the Scotland squad by singing and playing guitar. His chances of playing in the next match will be based on cognitive therapy tests this week.Monye was taken for a precautionary x-ray and scan, but the results showed that no significant damage took place, so he was discharged to the care of the England medical team.“If appropriate, a further injury update will be made when the England squad reconvenes on Monday,” said the Rugby Football Union.Scotlands Evans, who following his injury against Wales has had to have double spinal surgery, summoned the strength to give a pre-match talk to the players on Saturday.Evans future in the game is still unknown at this stage, but the fact that the 24 year old was walking is a miracle in itself. According to his brother Max, he came within a millimeter of paralysis or death.Dan Parks has recounted how moving it was to have Evans talk to the side.“It was a really touching moment. He’s a great guy, Thommy, and I’m going to miss playing with him,” said Parks, who will be joining Cardiff.“It was a great occasion, very emotional, and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house. It was great to see him and great to see him up and about, walking around.” Time: 02:06ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. 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Kingsford Terrace / O’Neill Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Photographs Apartments Australia CopyAbout this officeO’Neill ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsCorindaAustraliaPublished on November 20, 2018Cite: “Kingsford Terrace / O’Neill Architecture” 20 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Kingsford 退休山庄 / O’NeillArchitecture是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” “COPY” Kingsford Terrace / O’Neill ArchitectureSave this projectSaveKingsford Terrace / O’Neill Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905742/kingsford-terrace-oneill-architecture Clipboard Save this picture!© Scott Burrows+ 16Curated by Fernanda Castro Share CopyApartments•Corinda, Australiacenter_img Area:  10212 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Projects Photographs:  Scott Burrows Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: O’Neill Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Kingsford Terrace / O’Neill Architecture Manufacturers: Austral Bricks, Classic Ceramics, Dulux, Interface, Briggs VeneersSave this picture!© Scott BurrowsRecommended ProductsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDor‘Duporth’ is the first stage of the Masterplanned Retirement Village, Kingsford Terrace. Located in Corinda, it will create a community of over 300 residents when completed. This first stage includes extensive ground floor community facilities, 54 apartments and 18 care studios. The main address of the building is adorned with large brick screen wings. The scale of these screens are in proportion with the surrounding site, and provide a highly crafted and welcoming entry that marks the Duporth building as the hub, and offers some insight as to the scale of the community within.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsThe ground floor provides a gathering space that combines the scale of a central hub with the intimacy of a lounge room. The facade at ground level is ringed in openable glass to allow maximum connection to the external spaces and courtyards beyond. The building design is responsive to orientation and solar access.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Scott BurrowsThe apartment and common areas are positioned to take advantage of the northern and eastern aspects where possible and provide views to the city and landscaped areas. The apartments are large, incorporating Liveable Housing Design Guideline principles appropriate to the age of the residents.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsIntegrated landscape areas and prioritisation of pedestrian permeability are central to the Masterplan for the site. The Community Facilities within Duporth serve all residents on the site, with accessible, covered access from all apartments to the community hub. The grounds are extensively landscaped with casual meeting points and gathering places for residents distributed throughout.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsProject gallerySee allShow lessJose House / Fabian Tan ArchitectSelected ProjectsLibrary / Pascali Semerdjian ArquitetosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Corinda QLD 4075, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905742/kingsford-terrace-oneill-architecture Clipboard 2018last_img read more

France Top Court Prohibits Use Of Drone For Surveillance Of People Flouting Covid-19 Lockdown Restrictions [Read Judgment]

first_imgForeign/InternationalFrance Top Court Prohibits Use Of Drone For Surveillance Of People Flouting Covid-19 Lockdown Restrictions [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 May 2020 10:52 PMShare This – xThe Apex Court of France Conseil d’État has ordered the police not to carry out surveillance measures by drone to track people flouting lockdown restrictions.The court said that such devices cannot be used until a privacy law is made or by equipping the devices used by the prefecture of police with technical devices likely to make impossible the identification of people…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Apex Court of France Conseil d’État  has ordered the police not to carry out surveillance measures by drone to track people flouting lockdown restrictions.The court said that such devices cannot be used until a privacy law is made or by equipping the devices used by the prefecture of police with technical devices likely to make impossible the identification of people filmed. Human Rights Organisations, “La Quadrature du Net” and Human Rights League had challenged the use of a device by the Police aimed at capturing images by drones to enforce the containment measures in relation to Covid-19 pandemic. These devices were used for tracking people who flout social distancing rules. They had contended that the use of drones flying over public space, without any legal framework, associated with an image capture device, constitutes processing of personal data unlawful personnel and, at the very least, serious and clearly illegal interference in the exercise of the right to respect for private life and the right to data protection personal The court observed that there are risks of use of personal data collected by the Drone in violation of data protection rules. It said that the devices “are likely to collect identifying data and they do not contain any technical device likely to prevent, in all cases, that the information collected may lead, for the benefit of a use other than that currently practiced.” It added that this leads to a serious and manifestly illegal attack on the right to respect for private life. Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead Judgment Next Storylast_img read more

O.C. Post 524 Honors Military Family With Free Vacation

first_imgMotorcyclists from the Legion Riders escort Air Force Master Sgt. Daniel Ward and his family into town for a ceremony at American Legion Post 524 celebrating the start of a complimentary weeklong vacation. By MADDY VITALEAir Force Master Sgt. Daniel Ward and his family received a warm welcome Sunday afternoon as a procession of military, police and fire officials escorted them into Ocean City.The Wards were honored by the Ocean City American Legion’s Rest & Relaxation Program. The program, in its eighth consecutive year, provides a complimentary one-week vacation in the resort each year for a member of the military.“This is very humbling. I am at a loss for words right now,” Ward said into the microphone as he looked out at the crowd that assembled in the legion parking lot at 46th Street and West Avenue. “You join the service for various reasons. No matter why you join, while you are in, you gain an appreciation for what you do and what others do.”Video courtesy Martin Fiedler of Just Right TV ProductionsWard, a native of Warner Robins, Ga., is a 20-year active duty 605 AMXS Flightline Expediter currently stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.His deployments have included the Horn of Africa and Operation Freedom Sentinel (Afghanistan), where he participated in force protection, logistical support, and counterterrorism activities.As part of the R&R program, the Wards received baskets filled with products donated by the American Legion and local businesses. Some of the goodies included ride tickets, amusements, and an array of gift cards to restaurants and food markets.Ward thanked Post 524 and other military leaders, for selecting him for the R&R program, providing a way to enjoy quality time with his family.“We are looking forward to this week of relaxation,” he said.He also said he was grateful to his wife, Donna, and their children, Hannah, 15, Alivia, 12, Trevor, 18, and 21-year-old Cierra for supporting him throughout his military career.The crowd listens to speakers during the celebration.Ocean City resident and Post 524 member Jim McPeak donated his condominium to the Wards for the week.“You will have a great week. I’m just thrilled to do this,” McPeak said to the Ward family.Jerry Bonner, chairman of the Rest & Relaxation Committee, could not attend the event, but his daughter, Kim Bonner, spoke on his behalf.She noted that her father wanted to thank everyone for making the program possible, especially to those who have donated their condos, such as McPeak, for the weeklong vacation.The Legion Riders, of Somers Point and Williamstown, led the motorcade into town. Two members presented Ward with spending money for he and his family to enjoy as they like during the vacation.A Quilt of Valor is presented to Air Force Master Sgt. Daniel Ward.Among some other highlights of the ceremony was a gift presented on behalf of Cape May County by Freeholder E. Marie Hayes, liaison to the Cape May County Park & Zoo. Hayes announced a special treat for the Ward family — a private backstage tour of the zoo.“You will be able to see the animals up close. You could feed the giraffes and see the new baby monkey,” Hayes said.She also commended the legion members for all they do for the veterans.“What the American Legion does here is second to none,” Hayes said. “The legion is known across the state and the country for what they do for our veterans.”In addition to gifts and a vacation, Ward received a piece of custom made appreciation – a Quilt of Valor – crafted for him by the Quilts of Valor Foundation. The quilt was wrapped around him, signifying comfort.Post 524 Commander Bob Marzulli addressed the Ward family.“On half of Post 524, we welcome you to Ocean City. Please have a good time and thank you for your service. God bless you and God bless America,” Marzulli said to applause from the crowd.Any Ocean City condo owner who would like to donate a one-week vacation to a military family should contact R&R Chairman Jerry Bonner at (609) 525-0258 or [email protected] Sgt. Daniel Ward with wife, Donna, and their daughters, Hannah, 15, left, and 12-year-old Alivia.last_img read more

Consultation outcome: Opt-out organ donation: organs and tissues excluded from the new system

first_img have said they do not want to donate (opted out) have appointed someone to decide for them after death are in an excluded group In April 2019, the government held a consultation to find out people’s view on the organs, tissues and cells that should be excluded from the new opt-out organ donation system and will still need ‘express consent’. This means that people will have to give their explicit permission for certain parts of the body to be donated.The government’s response sets out the list of organs, tissues and cells that will need a person’s express consent before being donated.The list introduces an additional safeguard to ensure that the new system will only apply to routine transplants, to help those waiting for a life-saving or life-enhancing transplant. Novel and rare transplants will be excluded from the opt-out organ donation system when they become available in the UK.,This consultation asks people for their views on which organs and tissues should be excluded from the new opt-out organ donation system.From 2020, everyone in England over the age of 18 will be considered to be in favour of donating their organs and tissue after death unless they: The government proposes that transplants of certain organs and tissues will still need consent and wants your views on whether we are excluding the right parts of the body from the opt-out system.last_img read more

Gary Clark Jr. Takes Over The Tabernacle [Photos/Videos]

first_imgOn Friday, Gary Clark Jr. took to The Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia to bring his July run to a close. Dubbed “The Chosen One,” Gary Clark Jr. has been quickly rising the ranks to superstar status, with his soulful mix of blues and rock ‘n’ roll garnering him new fans consistently as well as headlining slots at major music festivals, such as the 50th anniversary of Monterey Pop. Going to one of his performances, it’s easy to see why the relatively young musician has earned such acclaim—Clark’s shows are powerful, with his commanding songwriting and straightforward stage presence highlighting his immense musicality, both vocally and with a guitar. For his performance in Atlanta earlier in the week, the show proved no different.You can watch some videos from Gary Clark Jr.’s Wednesday performance below, courtesy of Derek Stephens and pghsteelerschick1. You can also check out a gallery of photos from the show below, courtesy of Emily Butler. Gary Clark Jr. will return to the road next week, starting August 3 in St. Paul. See his upcoming tour dates here.Setlist: Gary Clark Jr. | The Tabernacle | Atlanta, GA | 7/21/17Catfish, Neighbor, Messin’ Train, Our Love, Cold Blooded, BYOB, Bright Lights, Travis, Grinder, Please Come Home, You Saved Me, Healing, Numb, ShakeGary Clark Jr. | The Tabernacle | Atlanta, GA | 7/21/17 | Photos by Emily Butler Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Former Irish president talks gender, religion

first_imgMonica Villagomez Mendez | The Observer Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese speaks in Carroll Auditorium of Madeleva Hall at Saint Mary’s College.According to Mooney, McAleese described the theme of her presidency as “building bridges,” as she hoped to resolve the tensions of the conflict that afflicted Ireland during the Troubles, which occurred between the late 1960s and 1990. After years of relieving frictions, the Good Friday Agreement, a peace deal, was struck in 1998 during McAleese’s presidency, which established a power-sharing agreement in Belfast and included political forces on both sides of the conflict, Mooney said.Now, McAleese is a member of the United Nations’ Council of Women World Leaders, and she is ranked the 64th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine, Mooney said.In conversation with Saint Mary’s professor Karen Chambers, who is the director of the Ireland study abroad program and an associate professor of sociology, McAleese addressed her view of the Irish presidency, her main goal during her terms and the historic visit by Queen Elizabeth II of England in 2011.McAleese first explained the three main roles of the Irish presidency, compared to that of the American presidency.“Here, your president has very strong executive functions, and the president in Ireland doesn’t, I suppose. The equivalent in Ireland would be the prime minister; he is the head of government,” she said. “[Ireland’s] president, on the other hand, operates in a moral or pastoral space, and although there are some executive powers, they are very limited.”The three roles of the Irish president, then, are to sign and pass legislation, to oversee the details of other elections and to be commander-in-chief of the army.However, according to McAleese, the other major duty that she assumed is to operate within the moral/pastoral space, as she defines it. It is within this space where the gateways to reconciliation between the north and south and between Britain and the Republic of Ireland could form and strengthen.With this goal in mind, McAleese set her agenda for her presidency: to build bridges of friendship.“The problems we have are essential problems with neighbors,” she said. “The truth is that nobody is going anywhere, so it’d be well to get on with one another. … We needed to know how much resistance there was … because we weren’t doing this for photo opportunities.”Instead, McAleese inspired attitudes of reconciliation amongst opposing forces, desiring for all to be decent to each other and to find platforms of shared and joint benefits.“And over a period of 14 years, that worked,” she confirmed. “[It worked because] we weren’t trying to turn anyone into Irish nationalists or Catholics. … What we were trying to do was turn them into people who could think of us as good neighbors, as people that they could have huge political differences with, but that those differences not be dealt with by violence.“My husband started work with the Protestant paramilitaries … and we began to realize the fact that we were from their areas … actually meant a lot to them — that somewhere inside of them, they were actually quite proud of us, that we belonged to them in some way or other,” she said.Then, the “miracle of friendships growing” occurred, and this culminated into a new infrastructure for government in Northern Ireland to build upon with good, positive compromises and an eventual referendum, she said.“It was a compromise that went hard on everybody … but everybody signed up to it. It’s still in operation … it’s not pretty, [but] no government is,” she said. “They argue, and they fight … but point me to a government anywhere that doesn’t have the same old, same old. And I’m really happy with that because I call that normal. That’s what we hoped for.“They’re less ugly than the politics of the past, and they don’t use the same contemptuous language anymore because they have to work with each other now.”According to McAleese, the education of religion has been drastically different amongst the current generation and the previous one, though she wishes more of the church’s focus would be on the gospel of loving one another.“I grew up in the church in Belfast and only began to notice in my early teens that the church maybe had an attitude towards women,” she said. “There’s a subtext in the church, a historic subtext, of thinking about women in ways that are deeply unhealthy. One of the things that’s worth looking at … is the 1917 code of canon law. … Women are actually referred to as objects of suspicion.”Director of the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) Dr. Elaine Meyer-Lee said McAleese’s lessons that she shared are easily transferable to what it takes to lead effectively in today’s complex and interdependent world.“As a Catholic woman who has pioneered and made a significant difference in addressing one of the more complex challenges of the contemporary world, I’d say Professor McAleese has lived our [Saint Mary’s] mission pretty much to a T,” Meyer-Lee said. “Of course, one could also say she is a model of intellectual vigor, religious sensibility and social responsibility.”Tags: Carol Ann Money, Elaine Meyer-Lee, female president, former president of Ireland Mary McAleese, Ireland, Irish Studies, Karen Chambers, Mary McAleese, President Mooney, president of Ireland, saint mary’s Addressing the topics of gender and religion in the present and future trajectory of Ireland, former president of Ireland Mary McAleese joined the Saint Mary’s community on Tuesday evening in Carroll Auditorium of Madeleva Hall.College president Carol Ann Mooney introduced McAleese, who is the second women to serve as the president of Ireland and the first to come from the Ulster region.McAleese was elected in 1997 and served for two terms until 2011, using her time in office to address issues concerning “social justice, social equality, social inclusion, anti-sectarianism and reconciliation,” Mooney said.last_img read more

S&P: U.S. gas-fired capacity additions soared in 2018

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The amount of gas-fired generating capacity added in the U.S. in 2018 nearly doubled the amount added the year before, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data.New gas-fired capacity in 2018 totaled 18,550 MW, nearly three-fourths of the 24,808 MW added from all sources. The additions more than offset the 16,900 MW of capacity, mostly coal-fired, that were retired last year. In 2017, gas-fired capacity additions totaled 9,837 MW, about half the 19,367 MW that were added.The largest share of new capacity, totaling about 10,500 MW, was added in the PJM Interconnection region in the mid-Atlantic, and most of those new additions were large gas-fired units. Two of the largest gas-fired power plants that began operating in 2018 are outside of competitive markets and directly serve their utility owners. Duke Energy Corp. added its 1,640-MW Crystal River CC (Citrus County) plant in Florida for its local utility Duke Energy Florida LLC, and the Tennessee Valley Authority added its 1,132-MW Thomas H Allen CC plant to replace a nearly 60-year-old coal-fired plant that was retired.Wind and solar capacity additions declined in 2018 compared to the year before. About 3,081 MW of wind was built in 2018, down from 4,987 MW added in 2017. Among wholesale power markets, ERCOT had the largest amount of wind capacity built, with about 1,080 MW, followed by the Southwest Power Pool, which had 580 MW. Another 705 MW of wind was built in the western U.S. outside of organized markets.The solar industry took a hit when the Trump administration issued tariffs in January 2018 on imports of solar cells and panels. About 2,888 MW of solar was built in 2018, down from 3,964 MW added in 2017. Though California’s policies have encouraged new renewables, only about 446 MW of the new solar capacity was located in the California ISO, but that amount excludes smaller solar system below 1 MW in size. Roughly 47%, or 1,366 MW, was located outside of ISOs and RTOs in areas such as Florida and parts of North Carolina.More ($): Chart Watch: New US gas-fired capacity in 2018 nearly doubles from prior year S&P: U.S. gas-fired capacity additions soared in 2018last_img read more