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Deaths in Laois – Friday, February 7, 2020

first_img Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Previous articleYour full guide to all of this week’s local sports fixtures in LaoisNext articleTalking Sport: Laois v Cavan, Transfer News, Love Island splits & Laois’s greatest sports person Megan ShielMegan is currently studying English and New Media at the University of Limerick. A Raheen native, she’s happiest when talking sport, especially soccer but just don’t mention the 2019 champions league final Twitter Deaths in Laois – Friday, February 7, 2020 Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Martin MooreBourne Avenue, Ashbourne, Meath / LaoisMartin, peacefully at St. Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown. Loving husband of Ann and dearest father of Grace, Sarah, Olive, John and Paul, and dear brother of Mary. Sadly missed by his family, his adored grandchildren, sons-in-law Fergal and Niall, daughters-in-law Maryellen and Emma, extended family, relatives and his many dear friends.May He Rest In PeaceReposing at Ryans Funeral Home, Ashbourne (A84CX52) from 4pm this Thursday evening with removal same evening to The Church Of The Immaculate Conception, Ashbourne arriving at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Friday morning at 10am followed by Cremation in Glasnevin Crematorium at 12.20pm. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to St Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown.Kathleen Lanham (née McCarthy)Upper Sconce, Mountrath, LaoisKathleen Lanham (neé McCarthy), late of Upper Sconce, Ballyfin, Co.Laois. Died 5th February 2020, in her 95th year, surrounded by her loving family, and in the exceptional care of the matron and staff of Oakdale Nursing Home, Portarlington, predeceased by her husband Joe and her daughter Michelle-Ann. Deeply regretted by her loving sons George, Austin and Joe, daughters Mary (Finn), Breda (Culleton), Pat (Lambe) and Catherine (Sheahan), daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, sister-in-law Essie (Lanham), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.May She Rest In PeaceReposing at Burke’s Funeral Home, Mountrath this Thursday evening from 5p.m., with Funeral Prayers at 6.30p.m., followed by Removal to St. Fintan’s Church, Ballyfin, arriving at 7.30p.m.. Requiem Mass on Friday morning at 12 noon, followed by Burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Ballyfin.Family Flowers only please, donations if desired to Oakdale Nursing Home Portarlington.Anne Stapleton (née Meagher)Kill, Kildare / Rathdowney, LaoisStapleton (nee Meagher) (Kill and formerly of Rathdowney, Co. Laois) – Feb. 5, 2020, (peacefully), in the wonderful care of the staff, at St. Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh, Anne, beloved wife of Jim and dear mother of Alan and Matt; Sadly missed by her loving husband, sons, father Nick, mother Marion, brothers Nick, Doug, Graham and Greg, sisters Felicity and Jane, daughters-in-law Sarah and Lil, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchild Ruairí, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at her home on Thursday from 4pm to 8pm. Removal on Friday to St. Brigid’s Church, Kill arriving for 10am Mass. Funeral immediately afterwards to Newlands Cross Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to St. Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh. Enquiries to Murphy Brothers Funeral Directors Church Lane, Naas Ph: 045 897397.“May She Rest In Peace”Patricia Seery (née Campion)Swords, Dublin / Portlaoise, LaoisSeery (née Campion), Patricia (Swords and formerly of Portlaoise) – February 5th, 2020, (peacefully) at Beechfield Manor Nursing Home, Shankhill. Beloved wife of the late Sean; sadly missed by her loving brothers Patsy and Michael, sisters Mary (Sr. Catherine) and Nuala, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives and friends.May she Rest In Peace.Reposing at Rock’s Funeral Home, Swords on Thursday (6th Feb.) evening from 5.30 p.m. With removal to St. Finian’s Church, River Valley arriving for 7 p.m. Funeral after 10 a.m. Mass on Friday (7th Feb.) morning followed by burial to Swords Cemetery.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílisElizabeth FarrellHarpurs Lane, Portlaoise, LaoisFarrell (nee Molloy) Chestnut Drive, Harpurs Lane, Portlaoise, 4th Feb 2020, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. Elizabeth, mother to the late Pascal and sister to the late Mary. Beloved wife of Frank and dearly loved mum to Michael, David, Ken and Regina. Deeply regretted by her loving family and their partners, grandchildren, great-grandchild, brother Séan, sister Georgina, daughters in law, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Rest in PeaceReposing at her daughter Regina’s house at Rathevan Heights on Thurday evening from 5pm with rosary at 8pm. Removal on Friday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s church for 10am requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. House private on Friday morning, please.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Thursday, February 6, 2020 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin WhatsApp Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Friday, February 7, 2020 Deaths Facebook TAGSDeaths in Laois By Megan Shiel – 7th February 2020 Pinterest Electric Picnic Facebook GAA News WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festivallast_img read more

NH-SRCC Children’s Hospital completes 1,000 child heart surgeries

first_img By EH News Bureau on November 18, 2019 News Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha 1,400 children across remote villages of Maharashtra, Goa and Madhya Pradesh were screened, over 33 were found positive with cardiac ailments and over 14.3 per cent patients were treated with cardiac surgeriesNH-SRCC Children’s Hospital, has completed 1,000 child heart surgeries, has redefined holistic paediatric care in India and leverages super-specialist care and new technological developments including the development of newer minimally invasive trans-catheter techniques and ease of availability of high quality surgical and interventional treatment for children detected with congenital heart defects (CHDs).Dr Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health, said, “Ayushman Bharat will herald a dramatic and significant increase in the number of heart surgeries done especially on children in India. Even after 15 years of successful operation of Yeshasvini, micro health insurance remained predominantly a southern and western Indian phenomenon but with Ayushman Bharat families and children from northern, central and eastern India will also benefit. Narayana Health’s Bengaluru hospitals conduct 12-16 heart operations on children from 76 countries and the only way to reduce cost of heart surgeries is to increase the number of surgeries. We at Narayana Health are investing in technology to digitise healthcare and heart care as well as give patients access to online platforms to induce early diagnostics, treatment and care.”In the last one year, a team of paediatric cardiac specialist doctors screened nearly 1,400 children across remote villages of Maharashtra, Goa and Madhya Pradesh. It was observed that over 33 per cent of children were found positive with cardiac ailments and over 14.3 per cent patients were treated with cardiac surgeries.Dr Soonu Udani, Medical Director, Narayana Health SRCC Children’s Hospital, said, “The hospital conducted series of cardiac care camps across the state of Maharashtra. The hospital has worked very closely with various state governments including Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Goa to reach out to remote villages for free cardiac camps.”Dr Supratim Sen, Senior Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Narayana Health SRCC Children’s Hospital, said, “Congenital heart diseases (CHD) account for as much as 28 per cent of all birth defects. The incidence of CHD is around 8-12 per 1000 live births. In India, every year, approximately 240,000 children are born with CHD, of which one-fifth need early intervention to survive the first year of life”.Dr Pradeep Kaushik, Senior Consultant Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Narayana Health SRCC Children’s Hospital, said, “Today, due to new technological developments including the development of newer minimally invasive trans-catheter techniques and ease of availability of high quality surgical and interventional treatment, if a child is detected to have a congenital heart defect, the long-term prognosis and future for the patient are excellent.” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Share Comments (0) MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Read Article NH-SRCC Children’s Hospital completes 1,000 child heart surgeries Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Related Posts Add Comment Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Ayushman BharatCongenital heart diseasesNH-SRCC Children’s HospitalPaediatric CareYeshasvini WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionalslast_img read more

PM Opens Dry River Bridge

first_imgRelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changes RelatedPM Opens Dry River Bridge PM Opens Dry River Bridge Office of the Prime MinisterNovember 10, 2011 Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Prime Minister, the Hon. Andrew Holness, on Wednesday (November 9), officially opened the newly re-constructed Dry River Bridge, situated at Harbour View, St. Andrew. The four-lane bridge was constructed by Kier Construction Limited at a cost of approximately US$9 million with funding under the Government of Jamaica (GoJ)/Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Transportation Infrastructure Rehabilitation Programme. It replaces the previous structure, which was destroyed during the passage of Tropical Storm Gustav in 2008. The bridge project, implemented by the National Works Agency (NWA) over an 18-month period, features raised foot-walks to facilitate pedestrians; energy saving LED street lights and traffic signals; pedestrian crossings; improvements to the Harbour View roundabout; and the installation of 600-mm diameter culvert pipes underground for improved water run offs. Prime Minister Holness, who delivered the main address, said that the work that has been done will “provide a permanent support to the corridor of trade between the eastern end of the island and Kingston.” “I know that you understand and appreciate the value the bridge brings to your lives, community, and the economy, and I therefore encourage you to commute safely on the bridge,” he urged the residents. He further commended them for the “great level” of tolerance and patience while the work was underway and thanked Kier for delivering the project on time and within budget. Transport and Works Minister, Hon. Michael Henry, in adding his commendations, noted that the bridge was the first development implemented by the NWA without the input of overseas consultants, adding that “it’s a proud moment for me”. Similar sentiments were expressed by the NWA Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Wong. IDB Resident Representative in Jamaica, Ancile Brewster, said the Dry River Bridge was one of the many important civil works projects undertaken under the US$50 million Transportation Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project, being financed by the institution.  He said the project aims to rehabilitate essential portions of the island’s main road network, thereby “ensuring physical continuity in the primary transport network”. Additionally, the IDB Representative said the project also aimed to minimise the impact of future flooding; assist in decreasing travel costs for road users; and strengthen and improve the NWA’s capacity to carry out important road, transport and drainage projects”.  Kier Construction’s Richard Havercroft, who was the project manager, said it was with “great satisfaction” that the company was able to deliver on its contract on time and within budget. “In less than a year from the start of …construction, we are here for the opening ceremony today… and it’s very pleasing that we have delivered this job safely and without any report of incident or injury,” Mr. Havercroft added. Other officials and guests participating in the ceremony included: State Minister for Transport and Works, Hon. Othneil Lawrence; and Members of Parliament for East Rural St. Andrew, Joseph Hibbert, and Western St. Thomas, James Robertson. The ceremony was followed by the symbolic ribbon cutting exercise and commissioning of the traffic signals by Prime Minister Holness. By Douglas Mcintosh, JIS Reporter RelatedPM Opens Dry River Bridgelast_img read more

Trump seeks to spring upset in New Mexico next year

first_imgHomeNewsElectionsTrump seeks to spring upset in New Mexico next year Sep. 17, 2019 at 5:25 amElectionsGovernmentNewsPoliticsTrump seeks to spring upset in New Mexico next yearAssociated Press2 years agoDemocratsMichelle Lujan Grishampresidential electionRick GorkaRio Ranchotrump By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated PressPresident Donald Trump headed to New Mexico on Monday for a campaign rally that demonstrates his efforts to capture a few more Democratic-leaning states in next year’s presidential election.Trump’s rally in Rio Rancho, in suburban Albuquerque, will be the first stop on a three-day swing that will also take him to California for fundraisers expected to raise more than $15 million.Trump is looking to find the next Wisconsin or Michigan — states that Democrats generally win in presidential elections but that can surprise under certain conditions, as they did in 2016.New Mexico has not voted for a Republican in the presidential election since 2004. Trump captured just 40% of the state vote in 2016. Hillary Clinton also fell short of a majority victory, with 48% support in a state she did not visit.Still, campaign officials say a Trump rally in nearby El Paso, Texas, last February was well attended by female and Hispanic voters and travelers from New Mexico, indicating to them that New Mexico is in play. Hundreds of people showed up early Monday to claim a place in line ahead of the evening event in Rio Rancho. Protesters, for their part, vowed to step up acts of civil disobedience and demonstrations.“We have the opportunity because of our fundraising and infrastructure to not only defend the states we carried in 2016, but to extend the map in 2020,” said Rick Gorka, a spokesman for a fundraising committee for Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee.Gorka said New Mexico is a big part of that strategy, as are Minnesota, New Hampshire and Nevada.Trump’s efforts in New Mexico will provide a test of how well his often-harsh rhetoric about immigrants will play with Hispanic voters, who comprise nearly 40% of New Mexico’s electorate.Trump is likely to cite his efforts to boost oil and gas production in his bid to win over voters. New Mexico is in the midst of an oil-production boom that has boosted employment and spurred a state government spending spree from first-year Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on public education, roadway projects and tax rebates for film productions.Lujan Grisham took aim at Trump ahead of his visit, describing the president as being demeaning to Hispanics and immigrants since being elected. She also said Trump’s policies had resulted in increased taxes for some New Mexicans.Trump will follow up his rally by flying to the San Francisco Bay area on Tuesday for a luncheon fundraiser. He’ll then attend a fundraising dinner that evening in Beverly Hills at the home of real estate developer Geoffrey Palmer. He has two more fundraisers planned in Los Angeles and San Diego on Wednesday.The fundraisers will benefit Trump Victory, the joint entity that funds Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee.`Associated Press staff writer Morgan Lee contributed to this report from Santa Fe, New Mexico.Tags :DemocratsMichelle Lujan Grishampresidential electionRick GorkaRio Ranchotrumpshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentGeorgia couple poses as LA sheriff’s deputies in $16K scamCalifornia asks Trump for housing vouchers to aid homelessYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img

Ericsson, Huawei and NSN team up on OSS

first_img Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Tags Previous ArticleRBC, Bell Mobility add to payments rivalryNext ArticleAmazon Coins arrive on Kindle Fire Ericsson, Leonardo team on 5G products Related Author Ken Wieland Home Ericsson, Huawei and NSN team up on OSS In a bid to reduce OSS (operations support systems) integration costs – and shorten time-to-market for new service launches – Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to create the “OSS interoperability initiative” (OSSii).Under the terms of the arrangement, the three “initiating parties” have agreed to cross-license their OSS interfaces. They argue this will make life simpler (and cheaper) for operators running multi-vendor networks by enabling interoperability “up front”.The reciprocal agreement covers “fault, performance, configuration and basic network event and trace management for the northbound interfaces from radio access, circuit core and packet core network management systems”.Ericsson, Huawei and NSN – under the terms of the MoU – are committed to bilateral cross-licensing agreements for multi-vendor network management.Cross-licensing and interoperability testing is open for third-party OSS vendors by joining the OSSii.“The OSS marketplace is a patchwork of standards and proprietary interfaces that are controlled by the IPR owners,” said Peter Patomella, head of OSS business at NSN. “With cross-licence agreements, we want to help operators take full advantage of the best available products in our industry.”Thomas Norén, vice president and head of product area radio at Ericsson, said that OSSii would “stimulate innovation in network management” and “cut cost for our customers”.Jiang Wangcheng, president of Huawei’s OSS & service wireless networks business unit, added that the OSSii agreement would “provide operators in all markets the ability to fully capitalise on the best OSS solutions available”. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 13 MAY 2013 EricssonHuaweiNSNOSSii Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more last_img read more

International Scholarship Programme at National Museum in Berlin

first_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. History Research Associate at Oxford University → ← Call for Papers: “Re-thinking Power and the State in History” in Tampere Share 0 Tweet Reddit Journalism Internship at [email protected], France LinkedIn 0 Similar Stories center_img Pocket International Scholarship Programme at National Museum in Berlin +1 43 EURIAS Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowships Deadline: 31 July 2015Open to: candidates with at least bachelor degreeFellowship: for graduate and/or doctoral candidate 900 Euros/month; for post-doctoral research grants 1,200 Euros/month + allowance for travelling to BerlinDescriptionLaunched in 2009, the International Scholarship Programme offers scholars from around the world the opportunity to spend one to three months on a research residency at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The programme supports research projects that bear direct relation to the diverse institutions and rich collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. It aims to strengthen the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s position within the international scholarly network and is therefore aimed specifically at foreign scholars who do not reside in Germany. The programme especially promotes young researchers. The scholarships allow researchers to work on their project and make professional contacts at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. As a result, they also get to participate in the scholarly and cultural life within the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz.EligibilityThe programme is open for graduate scholars, postgraduates and doctoral candidates as well as post-docs and professors who do not have their residence in Germany. The applicants must hold at least bachelor degree at the time of application.FellowshipAmounts of monthly grants are:Graduate and/or doctoral-candidate grants with a bachelor degree: 900 Euros per month;for post-doctoral research grants holding a doctorate or comparable qualification: 1,200 Euros per month;In addition, a one time allowance for traveling from and to Berlin for up to 500 Euros may be granted upon presentation of the appropriate proofs.How to apply?The application for a grant for 2016 has to be handed in by 31 July 2015. The application has to be submitted directly to the general director of the SMB. The following application documents must be submitted:Completed application form;Tabular CV;Two letters of recommendation from university teachers about the candidate’s academic qualification (only for graduates/doctoral-candidates);List of publications;Copies of college/university diplomas and of certificates indicating the conferral of academic degrees;Detailed exposition of the project with statements concerning the overall aim, method and the preparatory work already achieved.The application shall be send via e-mail to [email protected] or as unbound/untacked papers not later than 31 July 2015 to the following address:Staatliche Museen zu BerlinDer GeneraldirektorStauffenbergstr. 41D – 10785 BerlinFor more information please check the official website. Short Term EVS Project “Decide and Develop” in Croatia April 30, 2015 Published by miro last_img read more

MENA solar market worth $50bn by 2020

first_imgMENA solar market worth $50bn by 2020A new report predicts the MENA region will see $50bn of solar investment in the next six years. The opening of the WFES in Abu Dhabi saw the launch of the Solar GCC Alliance. January 20, 2014 Max Hall Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share The middle east and north Africa region (MENA) could see $50 billion of solar investment by 2020 according to a new report by the region’s solar energy trade body. The Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA), together with Meed Insights, has produced the MENA Solar Energy report, which says 37 GW of renewable energy projects are set to be commissioned across the region in the next six years, with solar providing 12-15 GW of the mix. Saudi Arabia leads the way, at least in terms of ambition, with the kingdom aiming for 23.9 GW of renewables generation amid plans to plough $109 billion into solar and nuclear power by 2032. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to spend $102 billion on alternative energy generation by 2020 and is already working on two new PV parks, as well as the world’s largest seawater desalination plant, in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. With the sultanate of Oman investing in solar-powered oil extraction, Qatar planning to use PV-powered air conditioning for its controversial 2022 football World Cup and Kuwait establishing a renewable energy park and Morocco, Egypt, Algeria and Jordan boasting ambitious renewables plans, the MESIA report warned there are still hurdles to overcome in the region. The research cites a lack of supportive policy frameworks, ongoing fossil fuel subsidies and a lack of access to financing as handicaps to the MENA renewables sector. GCC countries to co-ordinate solar efforts In an effort to promote transnational co-operation, the Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association (SASIA) was set to officially launched the Solar GCC Alliance at the Future World Energy Summit (WFES) which opened in Abu Dhabi today. The group will seek to foster co-operation between solar players in the six member states of the Gulf Co-operation Council – Saudi, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, the UAE and Bahrain – as well as extending an invite to the solar industries of Jordan and Morocco in future. The WFES, which is being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center until Wednesday, also saw the launch of the Young Solar Champions Scholarship Program by the newly-formed alliance. The program will see young professionals from the countries in question undergo a five-day course provided by the Berlin-based Renewables Academy to train as senior and middle managers for solar projects. And in a sign of the increasing importance of the MENA region, German inverter manufacturer Kaco New Energy has opened an office in Riyadh, the Saudi capital. Kaco and its Saudi partner Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) unveiled the Saudi-manufactured Shams range of inverters at the Joint Forces for Solar trade show in September and the range, from 20 kW to 1.5 MW in size, will be distributed across the region from the new Riyadh base.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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BREAKING: NRG applies to acquire 2.1 GW of SunEdison solar and wind projects

first_imgBREAKING: NRG applies to acquire 2.1 GW of SunEdison solar and wind projectsThe carving up of SunEdison’s holdings has formally begun. August 10, 2016 Christian Roselund Legal Markets Markets & Policy Share Since SunEdison filed for bankruptcy in April, the question of what would happen to the projects – both completed and under development – held by the world’s largest renewable energy developer has loomed large. And as there has been no actor to date who has shown a willingness to take over SunEdison wholesale, today the carving up of SunEdison’s projects has formally begun, with power company NRG announcing a purchase and sale agreement for 2.1 GW of the company’s utility-scale wind and solar projects.This includes 200 MW of “construction ready” PV projects in Texas, which already hold power contracts, interest in a structured partnership owning 683 MW of “nearly complete” projects in Utah, which also have power contracts, and 1.25 GW of wind and solar projects in various stages of development across the nation. Under the agreement NRG will pay up to $188 million for the projects, less than $0.10 per watt. This includes an up-front payment of $129 million, with the remainder to come once certain conditions are met including the execution of power contracts.And while SunEdison appears to be doing everything that it can to speed this sale, including filing today for an expedited process, under bankruptcy law such assets must go through a formal bidding process. This will mean competing offers, however SunEdison and NRG have entered into a “Stalking Horse” agreement, under which NRG will be the lead bidder and its bid will set a floor price for any other bids which may emerge.Under the expedited process bids would need to be submitted by September 6, with a September 9 auction and a September 15 court hearing to approve the sale of the projects. The Bankruptcy court will decide on August 18 whether or not to approve this proposed timeline. Under new CEO John Dubel, whose career work is reorganizing bankrupt companies, SunEdison has been actively looking to offload assets and investments, including its share in yieldcos TerraForm Power and TerraForm Global.NRG says that the bid “further confirms our ongoing commitment to renewable energy”. It also follows on an announcement earlier today that NRG’s yieldco has entered into an agreement to acquire a full share of the 250 MW California Valley Solar Ranch project.Popular content Submarine cable to connect 10.5 GW wind-solar complex in Morocco to the UK grid Emiliano Bellini 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com UK-based Xlinks is planning to build 10.5 GW of wind and solar in Morocco and sell the power generated by the huge plant in the UK. 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John Pearce Guides Chianto to 40th Grand Prix Win at HITS Saugerties

first_imgWhen the final entry’s jump-off time flashed across the scoreboard a second slower than his own, John Pearce was standing beside Chianto at the Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium in-gate. A winner’s smile swept across his face as he stepped back to appreciate the 18-year old Danish Warmblood gelding, then pointed to the flea-bitten gray.“This is his 40th grand prix win,” he chanted—though didn’t seem to care who was listening. He wanted everyone in ear shot to recognize how special this horse is.Pearce [Bermuda Dunes, California] arrived at HITS-on-the-Hudson last week with his game face for the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix this weekend. “We didn’t have a good day Friday in the $25,000 Grand Prix [Pearce was out of the money on three of four mounts, including Chianto], so I told him yesterday that we needed a win today. He listened,” said Pearce. “He was amazing.”Moving into the HITS Championship, Pearce and Chianto are sitting pretty on momentum from Sunday’s $50,000 HITS Grand Prix win where they topped a field of 26 over a true test by designer Jerry Dougherty [Bokeelia, Florida]. Thirteen obstacles and 16 jumping efforts made up a course that presented riders with three double combinations and technical distances.Their special partnership began when Pearce got the ride on Chianto in 2007 during his 11-year old season. Since then, the pair has climbed to the pinnacle of the sport, earning second in the inaugural Zoetis Million and third in the 2013 AIG Million. This year Pearce believes experience may win over young talent— and deliver their first million-dollar victory.A jump-off among four-fault rides seemed a real possibility after 13 trips were unsuccessful. Pearce and Chianto entered the ring 14th in the original order and the crowd erupted with cheers after their clear effort within the tight time allowed.“The course was difficult but Chianto is in top form,” said Pearce. “I have worked hard to preserve this horse – they only have so many jumps in them and it’s easy to jump their legs off, but he has accomplished more than most in his career. He’s a blessing.”Careful selection of his schedule and keen knowledge of the horse’s limits have no doubt allowed Pearce to jump Chianto well into his older years, but maintains the number-one contributor to their success has been fitness. “When he’s not competing we do eight to ten miles of trails a day and that’s why he’s still going strong,” said Pearce.In the jump-off, Pearce was joined by Christine McCrea [East Windsor, Connecticut] on Win For Life, owned by Candy Tribble and Windsor Show Stables, and Ali Wolff [New Albany, Ohio] aboard John Wolff’s Casall IV.Pearce and Chianto stopped the clock at 45.54 seconds to set the Great American Time to Beat and the bar high for the two who followed. McCrea returned second, but a rail at the fifth jump kept her from contention. Wolff cleared all the fences but posted a time of 46.40, a second slower than Pearce, for the red ribbon with McCrea third.“We went just fast enough for the win,” said Pearce. “It doesn’t matter where Chianto is, he steps up to the plate like any top athlete.”Coming off a win in Friday’s grand prix, Laura Chapot and Mary Chapot’s ISHD Dual Star were the fastest of the four-fault efforts and finished fourth. Amanda Flint and Superbad rounded out the top five for The Coverboy Group.The $50,000 HITS Grand Prix was not only the featured event at HITS Saugerties this weekend, it was also available via webcast. A replay of the event is posted at iEquine.com. Tags: John Pearce, Chianto, HITS Saugerties, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!last_img read more

First Flanders Embryo Auction in USA a Huge Success

first_imgMore from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Two foals to go to Canadian interests; Gazelle’s owners: ‘We have a grandchild!’The very first Flanders Embryo Auction in Ocala proceeded in a way that any scriptwriter could only dream of. The collection included a grandchild of the world’s best earning showjumping horse at the moment, Gazelle, ridden by Kent Farrington, and it was to be expected that Gazelle’s owners, Farrington and Robin Parsky, would be interested. And on Friday at Live Oak International, when lot 18 came up, they struck and for $30,000 bought the still-unborn foal.The good reputation of Flanders Foal & Embryo Auction is rapidly growing world-wide. After the regular foal auctions in Bonheiden and Opglabbeek, Luk Van Puymbroeck and Gerald Lenaerts further developed their format. Their motto: ‘Do not wait for the client to come to you, you should go to the client’ last year resulted in the first embryo auction in the United Emirates and a thumping good foal auction in Bolesworth, where one record after the other was broken.“Are the Americans ready yet for buying embryos, was a question we were often asked. Well, you never know, but the Arabs were ready! We have had two successful embryo auctions there already,” Gerald Lenaerts tells us. “They are the risks you have to take,” Luk van Puymbroeck explains. “It will all go easier once you have a good reputation. We are extremely pleased that we constantly attract new clients as buyers, people we would never get to come to our auctions in Belgium.”The embryo auction in Ocala was hosted at the impressive, 2,000-hectare estate from the family of top-class driving-horse driver Chester Weber, one of the active powers behind Live Oak International. Where the sale of embryos already has become customary in Europe, Americans still have to be introduced to the idea. The word embryo is somewhat confusing, because they are often foals about to be born. The first will come in April.Bids by telephone came from all over the world to get hold of the unborn foals with the genetic backgrounds. Including the sales on the spot, the twenty embryos went for $345,500 altogether, an average price of $17,275. “We consider that a good start already. The idea still has to grow, but it certainly has potency,” says Luk van Puymbroeck.Van Puymbroeck himself got $18,000 for his embryo by Taloubet out of the full sister of Air Jordan Z, bought by the Muny Sunk Stables. “In two years time I bought five via Flanders,” laughs Christine Vanneck from the Muny Sunk Stables, who also laid down $16,000 for the Cornet Obolensky x Heartbreaker out of the full sister to Primeval Dejavu. For a price of $18,000 the American Lauren di Tallo bought the Balou du Rouet x Chin Chin out of the full sister to the grand prix showjumping horse Gin Chin van het Lindenhof.Auctioneer Dirk Zagers got things really moving in the second part of the auction. The Canadian team member Francois Lamontagne bid $22,000 for the Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Plot Blue out of the line of Kashmir van Schuttershof. The Canadian Kristine Semrau from Semrau Farms acquired the Diamant de Semilly x Cornet Obolensky. The Irish Marion Hughes bought the Urano de Cartigny x Wandor van de Mispelaere on the sport for €23,000.Robin Parsky cannot wait to see her ‘grandchild’ by Bamako de Muze x Elvis ter Putte x Kashmir Van Schuttershof born. She will have to wait until August, however. She bought Gazelle, which has since earned world fame, five years ago in Belgium. “Kent has his stables near Antwerp and we often visit him. Once the foal is born, I will have a good reason to travel to Belgium even more often. I am very happy about it all. I will soon have to come up with a suitable name for the foal. I will make a phone call to Kent. He must believe that I have gone mad. Kent, we have a grandchild!”www.flandersfoalauction.be Tags: Francois Lamontagne, Kent Farrington, Flanders Embryo Auction, Robin Parsky, Kristine Semrau, Email*last_img read more