FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica’s Film Commissioner, Kim Marie Spence, says the island’s film industry is “booming”.Jamaica’s Film Commissioner, Kim Marie Spence, addressing Canadian filmmakers at a networking session organised by JAMPRO in Toronto, Canada, recently.Speaking recently to filmmakers attending a networking session organised by JAMPRO in Toronto, Canada, Ms. Spence said two Jamaican feature films are to be released in October. They are “Better Mus’ Come”, which is about political turmoil in the1970s, and “Rise Up”, which follows three artistes trying to make it in the music industry.Giving more details on the film industry, Ms. Spence said a third Jamaican film, called “Ghett’a Life”, is slated for release in 2011, while “Small Island”, a two-part series on the emigration of Caribbean peoples to the United Kingdom was also shot in Jamaica. Partially shot in Jamaica was the recently released Hollywood movie, ‘Knight and Day’, starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.“The industry is booming and we are looking for partnerships and investments. If we, as a small island, can produce this much, what more can we do if we are working with you here,” she said, adding that Jamaica is open for business in the creative industries.JAMPRO’s Film Commissioner, Kim Marie Spence (second right), North American Regional Manager, Robert Kerr (right), and Senior Consulting Officer, Nardia McKenzie (centre), welcome Jamaican actress Terri Salmon (second left) and owner of Jones and Jones Productions, Denise Jones (left), to the JAMPRO-sponsored networking session for Canadian filmmakers in Toronto, Canada, recently.The audience viewed a synopsis of the new “Locations Catalogue”, highlighting a wide range of locations in Jamaica. Recently completed by the Commission, the catalogue can be accessed on the agency’s website and features more than 1,000 photographs.“A lot of people think of Jamaica as just sun, beach and sand, but there is so much more. We have acting talent and technical talent. There is a lot of variety, not only with the scenery, but also with the people,” noted the head of the oldest film commission in the English-speaking Caribbean. Over 3,000 film projects have been serviced by the Jamaica Film Commission since it was established in 1984.The networking session was organised to give Canadian filmmakers an idea of what Jamaica and the Film Commission can offer.Jamaica’s Film Commissioner, Kim Marie Spence (left) in discussion with Canadian rapper and actress, Michie Mee (centre), and Deputy CEO of Creative Production and Training Centre (CPTC), Kirk J. Buchanan (right), at a JAMPRO-sponsored networking session for Canadian film makers in Toronto, Canada.It was held during the current 35th staging of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). During the 11 days of the Festival, which ends on Sunday, September 19, more than 300 films will be screened. Jamaica does not have an entry this year, but Ms. Spence expects that will change for next year’s Festival.Jampro’s North America Regional Manager, Robert Kerr, echoed her promise of Jamaican films in next year’s TIFF, noting that as a film destination, Jamaica offers diversity in people, talent and location which are sought by some of the most demanding filmmakers.In attendance were actors, producers, and filmmakers from Canada and Jamaica, including actress and principal of the Reel World Film Festival, Tonya Lee Williams; Jamaican actress, Terri Salmon; Canadian rapper and actress, Michie Mee; Deputy CEO of the Creative Production and Training Centre (CPTC), Kirk J. Buchanan; and Jampro’s Senior Consulting Officer, Nardia McKenzie. Advertisements Jamaica’s Film Industry Booming, Says Commissioner Foreign AffairsSeptember 20, 2010 RelatedJamaica’s Film Industry Booming, Says Commissioner RelatedJamaica’s Film Industry Booming, Says Commissioner RelatedJamaica’s Film Industry Booming, Says Commissioner
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Augusta is already on the minds of most players here at the Honda Classic, and that includes the only one in the field with four green jackets. Yes, Tiger Woods has been talking about the Masters ever since he started this latest comeback at Torrey Pines. These three months are all about trying to build momentum for the year’s first major. Woods hasn’t revealed his schedule past this week, but his options are limited. He’s a good bet to play at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, where he has won eight times, but adding another start would be a departure from the norm. He’s not eligible for the two World Golf Championship events, in Mexico and Austin, and he has never played the Valspar Championship or the Houston Open. So there’s a greater sense of urgency this week at PGA National, which is realistically one of his final tune-ups. How will Woods know if he’s ready to contend at Augusta? Here’s his pre-Masters checklist: 1. Stay healthy So far, so good, as Woods tries to resume a normal playing schedule following four back surgeries since 2014. Though he vowed to learn from his past mistakes and not push himself, it was a promising sign that Woods felt strong enough to sign up for the Honda, the second of back-to-back starts on separate coasts. Another reason for optimism on the health front: The soreness that Woods felt after his season opener at Torrey Pines wasn’t related to his surgically repaired back. No, what ached most were his feet – he wasn’t used to walking 72 holes on hilly terrain. Woods is stiffer than normal, but that’s to be expected. His back is fused. 2. Figure out his driver Augusta National is more forgiving off the tee than most major courses, putting more of a premium on approach shots and recoveries. Honda Classic: Articles, photos and videos That’s good news for Woods, who has yet to find a reliable tee shot. Clearly, he is most comfortable playing a fade and wants to take the left side of the course out of play, but in competition he’s been plagued by a two-way miss. In two starts this year, Woods has hit only 36 percent of the fairways, no matter if he was using driver, fairway wood or long iron. Unfortunately, Woods is unlikely to gain any significant insight into his driver play this week. PGA National’s Champion Course isn’t overly long, but there is water on 15 of the 18 holes. As a result, he said he likely will hit driver only four times a round, maybe five, and otherwise rely on his 3-wood and 2-iron. Said Rory McIlroy: “Being conservative off the tee is something that you have to do here to play well.” That won’t be the case at Augusta. 3. Clean up his iron play As wayward as Woods has been off the tee, his iron play hasn’t impressed, either. At Riviera, he hit only 16 greens in regulation – his fewest in a Tour event as a professional. Of course, Woods’ chances of hitting the green are reduced when he’s playing from the thick rough, sand and trees, but he also misfired on six of the eight par 3s. Even when Woods does find the green, he’s not close enough to the hole. Had he played enough rounds to qualify, his proximity to the hole (39 feet, 7 inches) would rank 161st on Tour. That won’t be good enough at Augusta, where distance control and precision are paramount. Perhaps that’s why Justin Thomas said last week what many of us were thinking: “I would say he’s a pretty good ways away.” 4. Get into contention somewhere As much as he would have liked to pick off a win on the West Coast, Woods said that it’s not a prerequisite to have a chance at the Masters. He cited 2010, when he tied for fourth despite taking four months off after the fallout from his scandal. In reality, though, there hasn’t been an out-of-nowhere Masters champion since Charl Schwartzel in 2011. Since then, every player who eventually donned the green jacket either already had a win that year or at least a top-3 finish worldwide. “I would like to play well,” Woods said. “I would like to win golf tournaments leading into it. The years I’ve won there, I’ve played really well early.” Indeed, he had at least one win in all of the years he went on to win the Masters (1997, 2000, ’01, ’05). Throw in the fact that Woods is nearly five years removed from his last Tour title, and it’s reasonable to believe that he at least needs to get himself into contention before he can seriously entertain winning another major. And so that’s why he’s here at the Honda, trying to find his game with seven weeks to go. “It’s tournament reps,” he said, “and I need tournament reps.” Add that to the rest of his pre-Masters checklist.
Reset Your Password Password* << Go back New Premium subscriber REGISTER By Alessandro Pasetti 11/01/2021 Email* There’s one rather enticing Premium common thread running through the latest research concerning supply chain outsourcing trends by the shippers and a slew of bolt-on logistics deals announced in recent weeks.Ever heard of club deals?Premise Let’s start with this: “43% of shippers plan to increase resilience by enlarging their pool of logistics partners in 2021,” Transport Intelligence argued last week.In isolation, this may leave you with mixed feelings as to what that paper commitment may lead to. And it is also double-edged, ... Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Please Login Premium subscriber LOGIN Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Reset Email* LOGIN Forgotten your password? Please click here
WIN a 10-day Photography Assignment to Japan! Similar Stories Expedition through Adventure, Mountains, Adrenaline…and more… July 1, 2016 Published by elena TC “Expedition Designing Adventure in Urban Environment” in Germany +1 Share 0 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. LinkedIn 0 ← Full Scholarships for Media Campaigns Course at RNTC Reddit World Nomads Travel Film Scholarships 2018 Deadline: 9 July 2016Open to: youth leaders, workers and trainers coming from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Slovenia, TurkeyVenue: 24-30 September 2016, Weimar, GermanyDescriptionThis training course is organized by CGE Culture goes Europe Soziokulturelle Initiative Erfurt e.V. in cooperaion with Nectarus and is the second part of the project “Expedition – Adapting Environment to Create Experiential Learning Programs in European Youth Work“. The first part of the project was also a training course which focus was on rural environment that took place from 14 - 22.05.2016 in Daugirdiškės, Lithuania. You can read about the course and impressions here.Furthermore, contrary to the first activity, this second activity focuses on how to make use of urban environment for adventure learning programmes that involve the use of digital technologies. Such programmes create opportunities to develop exploration skills and motivate young people to connect to their surrounding environment and be physically active. After accomplishing this training course you will have ideas and methods, how to use seems deprived urban environment for learning in a cool way.EligibilityThe training course will offer opportunities for 27 youth leaders, youth workers and trainers to develop their personal and professional competences. The participants are expected to be:Working directly with young people from inclusion groups in the deprived urban environments;Coming from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey;Interested to learn new methodologies and practice them with their target groups;Willing to invest into their personal and professional development;At least 21 years old.CostsTravel costs, accommodation and programme costs for invited participants will be fully covered with the cofunding of Erasmus+ Youth in Action, following the limits of lump sums depending on the traveling distance.The maximum amount covered per person:Austria, Germany, Czech Republic (if travel distance one way is between 100-499 km): up to EUR 180;Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Slovenia and Turkey (if travel distance one way is between 500-1999 km): EUR 275;Note that: The participants will be expected to make a contribution between EUR 40-70 according to their estimations of financial possibilities and the education benefits they will gain. If justified, participants may be exempted from paying the contribution.How to apply?For more information about the program please click HERE and for more information about the application process please click HERE.If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact:Jhon: [email protected] (Culture Goes Europe);Nerijus: [email protected] (Nectarus);Evelina Taunytė: [email protected] (trainer).The deadline for applying is 9 July 2016.More information on the official website. Tweet Pocket Ph.D. Scholarship in Business and Politics →
What the what, Airbnb?Investors are going to have to wait a little longer for Airbnb’s IPO filing.The hospitality startup pushed off filing its prospectus to distance itself from the U.S. presidential election, Bloomberg reported. At this point, it’s just another delay for the long-awaited IPO, which got derailed by Covid earlier this year. After a surprising rebound, Airbnb filed confidentially to go public in August with its sight set on Nasdaq. However, Airbnb is also mulling an IPO on the Long-Term Stock Exchange, a Silicon Valley exchange geared toward companies committed to environmental, social and corporate governance values.Investors funnel $14M into online leasingIn-person leasing felt outdated for years. Now it’s downright obsolete.For Funnel, a New York City startup that helps landlords manage their rental properties, demand for online leasing fueled a $14.1 million Series AA. RET Ventures led the round, with participation from Camber Creek and Trinity Ventures.Founded in 2011 as Nestio, Funnel raised $8 million before Covid but reopened the round after bringing 250,000 units onto its platform. The funds will enable it to launch a virtual leasing assistant and online leasing tool, which was previously in development.“No more paper,” said CEO Tyler Christiansen. “Everything is remote.”Local Logic nabs $$ for AI-powered investing adviceA Montreal startup that uses artificial intelligence to help investors make real estate decisions has just raised $8 million CAD.Founded in 2015, Local Logic uses geo-spatial and user-generated data to quantify metrics that are usually seen as subjective, like lifestyle and location. The round was led by GroundBreak Ventures with participation from Shadow Ventures, BDC Capital, Jones Boys Ventures Cycle Capital and Desjardins Capital. It brings the company’s total funding to $10 million CAD.Local Logic, which claims 30 billion data points on its platform, said it plans to double its 26-person team as part of a push to increase its U.S. footprint.Small bytes? Crowdstreet launched a $20M to $30M e-commerce property fund.? Curbio, which fronts money to fix up homes before they hit the market, raised $25M. The startup gets paid back at closing.? iBuyer Offerpad hired David Connelly, ex-Citigroup exec, as chief growth officer, and Ben Aronovitch as chief legal officer.? Danish co-living startup LifeX raised €6M.? R-Hauz Solutions, a Toronto construction startup that’s borrowing mass-production techniques from the auto industry, raised $4.5M CAD.?Spruce, a marketplace for housekeeping, pet care and other household chores, raised $8M.? Tishman Speyer’s SPAC — TS Innovation Acquisition Corp. — officially went public, raising $300M. CBRE is raising $400M for a blank-check company.? Montreal-based Building Stack launched a free online payment tool for renters. Click here to join the thousands of knowledgeable readers who subscribe to Future City. Losses in the land of co-workingWeWork burned through $517 million during the third quarter, as Covid kept battering the office market. Since the start of the year, the beleaguered co-working startup has gone through $1.7 billion, the Financial Times reported, citing an internal memo. During the third quarter, sales fell 13 percent and membership dropped 11 percent to 542,000.Bad as they sound, the numbers are improving. WeWork’s losses were $671 million during the second quarter. CEO Sandeep Mathrani has aggressively cut costs by laying off employees, shuttering locations and selling assets.Longtime exec Jennifer Berrent is in talks to leave WeWork in early 2021, per Bloomberg. The chief legal officer joined the startup in 2014. Berrent has been named in two lawsuits, one of which alleges that she called a WeWork employee’s pregnancy a “problem” that needed “to be fixed.”Meanwhile, rival Knotel, which once cheered WeWork’s demise, is looking to trim 60 percent of its 4.8 million-square-foot global portfolio, per Business Insider. The flex-office provider has been slammed with losses and lawsuits alleging unpaid rent. Hot new building amenity? Electric carsEnvoy, a startup that provides “turnkey” electric-vehicle services to the real estate industry, has raised $81 million in debt and equity.Based in Culver City, California, Envoy bills itself as a “mobility-as-an-amenity” company — sort of like Zipcar for electric vehicles. It was founded in 2017 by Aric Ohana and Ori Sagie. The $81 million includes an $11 million Series A co-led by Building Ventures and Shell Ventures, the corporate VC arm of the oil giant. Macquarie is providing $70 million in financing to help Envoy scale to “thousands of vehicles” nationwide. The company currently operates in 10 states.SoftBank revs its engines — againMasa Son is popping champagne somewhere. SoftBank Group notched $6 billion in profits during the third quarter, compared to a $6.4 billion loss in the prior-year period. (That was attributable to a writedown of its WeWork investment, which Son has described as a lapse in judgement.)For the quarter, SoftBank got a boost from investments in Beike, a Chinese online real estate broker that went public in August. SoftBank said it booked ¥537 billion, or $5.1 billion, on the investment.STAT OF THE WEEK$20 Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Better, better, bestBolstered by low interest rates and unprecedented demand for all things digital, online lender Better.com has raised $200 million ahead of a rumored IPO.The round, led by private equity firm L Catterton, valued the company at $4 billion. Based in New York, Better.com has now raised $410 million since 2016 from investors including Citi, Goldman Sachs, Ally Financial, American Express Ventures and Ping An.Better.com has hired 2,500 employees since the onset of the pandemic. Kevin Ryan, a banker at Morgan Stanley, joined as CFO last month.According to Bloomberg, Better.com recently tapped Morgan Stanley and Bank of America and could file confidentially for an IPO as soon as January. The company is projecting $800 million in net revenue this year.Better.com is among a slew of companies looking to bring mortgage lending online. Last month, two former Zillow executives launched Tomo with $40 million in backing from Trulia co-founder Pete Flint and former Zillow CEO Spender Rascoff. LoanSnap snagged a $10 million investment this spring from Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, the DJ duo behind the Chainsmokers.Title industry giants are also doubling down on digital tools. This week, First American said it would invest $40 million into Endpoint, a title and escrow startup it launched last year. That’s on top of the $30 million it already pumped into Endpoint to develop the standalone company, which bills itself as a mobile-first service. Earlier this year, First American bought housing tech company Docutech for $350 million.“We can go on the attack at the same time as we keep strengthening our defenses.”— Masa Son, after SoftBank reported a $6B profit Share via Shortlink Investments in real estate tech between January and October, according to the Center for Real Estate Technology & Innovation.
SunEdison connects California’s largest RAM PV plantThe 24 MW solar plant in the Californian Desert is the largest to date to be brought online under the state’s Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM) program. March 20, 2014 pv magazine Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share U.S. solar company SunEdison has this week completed the construction of a 24 MW solar plant in the Californian Desert. Local utility company San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the plant’s solar energy, with Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) providing the tax equity financing for the project. The three companies’ collaborative efforts were made possible under the California Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM) a program that is designed to ensure ratepayers enjoy lower energy costs via the process of a reverse auction and standard contracts. The 24 MW Cascade PV plant is the largest project so far to come online through the RAM program, covering 150 acres and comprising more than 75,000 SunEdison SilvantisTM Monocrystalline Solar PV Modules mounted to SunEdison AP90 Single Axis Trackers. “It’s an honor to bring the largest solar power plant interconnected through the California RAM program online,” said SunEdison North America president, Bob Powell. “It supports our focus on growth and the growth of the solar industry in California. We are fortunate to work with Wells Fargo, a committed finance partner, which shares our vision for increasing the availability of renewable energy. Their support is vital to completing projects like this one.” Since 2007, Wells Fargo has provided financial support for more than 200 solar generation projects with SunEdison, and more than 300 projects in total over that period an investment of more than $1.3 billion in tax equity. “As one of the leading capital providers to the renewable energy and cleantech industries, Wells Fargo was excited to provide tax equity for the Cascade plant,” added Wells Fargo’s head of environmental finance, Barry Neal. “We continue to build upon our longstanding relationship with SunEdison and expand our commitment to the U.S. solar market.”Popular content 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. The re… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… Spanish developer plans 1 GW solar plant coupled to 80 MW of storage, 100 MW electrolyzer Pilar Sánchez Molina 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Soto Solar has submitted the project proposal to the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco). The solar plant could start produc… We all trust the PV performance ratio test Dario Brivio, Partner 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The performance ratio test is at the core of the handover from EPC to owner. 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… iAbout these recommendations Share pv magazine The pv magazine editorial team includes specialists in equipment supply, manufacturing, policy, markets, balance of systems, and EPC.More articles from pv magazine Related 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 Orig… Asia Pacific’s solarized digitization agenda Selva Ozelli, Esq. 23 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The virtual 7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum was hosted in March by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment,… Analysis of France’s CRE4 PV tenders and their impact 21 April 2021 pv-magazine.com This year will witness the end of the French program for PV tenders known as “CRE4”, which began in 2016. To date, they have enabled over 7. Higher performance with bigger modules a ‘no brainer’ Sandra Enkhardt 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Jan Bicker, who replaced Steve O’Neil as the CEO of REC on March 1, says that one of his top priorities is the ongoing d… The father of Spain’s solar tax works, now, for a PV company Pilar Sánchez Molina 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The former Spanish industry minister, José Manuel Soria, has become the president of Island Green Power España SL, the Spanish unit of U. Lack of policy hampers energy storage in Cyprus Ilias Tsagas 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Although the government last month started offering purchase incentives for residential batteries, a net metering regime… iAbout these recommendations Elsewhere on pv magazine… Cracking the case for solid state batteries pv magazine 29 April 2021 pv-magazine-australia.com Scientists in the UK used the latest imaging techniques to visualize and understand the process of dendrite formation an… MIBEL alcanzó nuevamente los precios más bajos de Europa mientras subieron en el resto de mercados eléctricos pv magazine 23 March 2021 pv-magazine.es En la tercera semana de marzo los precios de la mayoría de mercados eléctricos europeos subieron, mientras que MIBEL mar… Tasmanian Labor installs solar at the top of its campaign promises Blake Matich 8 April 2021 pv-magazine-australia.com Tasmania (TAS) is going to the polls on May 1, and the opposition Labor Party has put forth a $20 million plan to fund l… India closing in on 7 GW of rooftop solar pv magazine 13 April 2021 pv-magazine-australia.com India’s cumulative installed capacity of rooftop solar stood at 6,792 MW as of December 31, 2020, with 1,352 MW having b… Spotlight on Australian solar Bella Peacock 21 April 2021 pv-magazine-australia.com Calculating the average sunlight hours data from the Bureau of Meteorology from January toDecember 2020, Darwin was cro… Q&A: EEW’s $500 million Gladstone solar to hydrogen project is just the start Blake Matich 18 March 2021 pv-magazine-australia.com pv magazine Australia: Australia is the testing ground for a lot of different aspects of the future green hydrogen market. Cracking the case for solid state batteries pv magazine 29 April 2021 pv-magazine-australia.com Scientists in the UK used the latest imaging techniques to visualize and understand the process of dendrite formation an… MIBEL alcanzó nuevamente los precios más bajos de Europa mientras subieron en el resto de mercados eléctricos pv magazine 23 March 2021 pv-magazine.es En la tercera semana de marzo los precios de la mayoría de mercados eléctricos europeos subieron, mientras que MIBEL mar… Tasmanian Labor installs solar at the top of its campaign promises Blake Matich 8 April 2021 pv-magazine-australia.com Tasmania (TAS) is going to the polls on May 1, and the opposition Labor Party has put forth a $20 million plan to fund l… India closing in on 7 GW of rooftop solar pv magazine 13 April 2021 pv-magazine-australia.com India’s cumulative installed capacity of rooftop solar stood at 6,792 MW as of December 31, 2020, with 1,352 MW having b… Spotlight on Australian solar Bella Peacock 21 April 2021 pv-magazine-australia.com Calculating the average sunlight hours data from the Bureau of Meteorology from January toDecember 2020, Darwin was cro… Q&A: EEW’s $500 million Gladstone solar to hydrogen project is just the start Blake Matich 18 March 2021 pv-magazine-australia.com pv magazine Australia: Australia is the testing ground for a lot of different aspects of the future green hydrogen market. Cracking the case for solid state batteries pv magazine 29 April 2021 pv-magazine-australia.com Scientists in the UK used the latest imaging techniques to visualize and understand the process of dendrite formation an… 123456Leave a Reply Cancel replyPlease be mindful of our community standards.Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.iAbout these recommendationsKeep up to date pv magazine Global offers daily updates of the latest photovoltaics news. We also offer comprehensive global coverage of the most important solar markets worldwide. Select one or more editions for targeted, up to date information delivered straight to your inbox.Email* Select Edition(s)*Hold Ctrl or Cmd to select multiple editions.Tap to select multiple editions.Global (English, daily)Germany (German, daily)U.S. (English, daily)Australia (English, daily)China (Chinese, weekly)India (English, daily)Latin America (Spanish, daily)Brazil (Portuguese, weekly)Mexico (Spanish, daily)Spain (Spanish, daily)France (French, daily)We send newsletters with the approximate frequency outlined for each edition above, with occasional additional notifications about events and webinars. We measure how often our emails are opened, and which links our readers click. To provide a secure and reliable service, we send our email with MailChimp, which means we store email addresses and analytical data on their servers. You can opt out of our newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of every mail. For more information please see our Data Protection Policy. Subscribe to our global magazine SubscribeOur events and webinars Roundtables USA 17 November 2020 pv-magazine.com New for this year, the program will be developed and moderated by Eric Wesoff the new editorial leader of the U.S. platform. Out with the old… A guide to successful inverter replacement , pv-magazine.com Discussion participantsRoberto Arana-Gonzalez, Service Sales Manager EMEA, SungrowFranco Marino, Regional Service Mana… Reducing solar project risk for extreme weather 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Discussion participantsDaniel H.S. Chang, VP of Business Development | RETCGreg Beardsworth, Sr. Director of Product M… iAbout these recommendations pv magazine print Battery testing builds certainty pv magazine 7 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Owners and operators of energy storage systems, as well as investors, need transparent ways to evaluate battery performance. The more you know Marian Willuhn 7 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Module-level power electronics, most often in the form of power optimizers and microinverters, offer a range of value pr… Final thought: Solar ethics, forced labor pv magazine 7 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)Issue 04 – 2021 April 7, 2021 pv maga… China’s push for decarbonization Andreas Walstad 7 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The carbon market is finally a reality in China. After 10 years of delays, regional pilot schemes and general uncertaint… The feasibility of India’s auctions Uma Gupta 7 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The offtaker’s creditworthiness, the ease of land acquisition, infrastructure readiness, policy consistency and clarity,… Unchained: political moves shift solar supply David Wagman 7 April 2021 pv-magazine.com PV module supply chains to the U.S. industry are in flux, and not for the first time. Moves to take action alongside sti… iAbout these recommendations
In the 1760s we talked about the industrial revolution, in 1970s we started talking about globalisation and today we are talking about artificial intelligence, internet of things, cryptocurrency and mutations. We are trying our best to make our lives much simpler and effective. But are we making it simpler or complicating it??? Let’s have a look……….In 2018 a researcher He Jainkui in China claimed to have edited a Gene CCR5 in two newborn twin girls (lulu and nana) to make them HIV resistant and made the world’s first gene-edited babies. He used Crispr Cas 9 technology. But will they have no side effects? Or Will it make their whole string of generation completely resistant to HIV? Will they be completely healthy throughout? All this is still unknown and a mystery for now. Additionally, there is a fear among researchers that mutation might affect the life span of babies.The Crispr Cas 9 technology is a method by which we can cut a DNA strand and mutate it either by adding new strand or cutting the faulty gene and re-joining the original strands together using Cas 9 protein. The method is cheaper and faster compared to other genetic engineering technologies. The method is currently being explored in fields like agriculture, pharmacy and health sector, gene therapy etc. It is a revolution in the field of science. But the technology is still in its budding stage and we don’t know how far it will be beneficial in cases as above. And if it turns to be beneficial as projected then there is still a lot to wonder…..What if every homo sapien starts editing themselves against all irregularities in the body? Will we have a flawless future generation?In July 2019 an article drew my attention which stated that the world’s best bat is being made by computer modelling and optimisation algorithms. It will optimize the geometry of the bat and help to hit harder and minimise the vibration caused by balls impact. It will be available at around only $30-$40. Yes, it is news to cheer for the cricket world. Better bat means better performance and ultimately a better score. But there are deeper insights into it. What if everyone buys the same bat to give excellent shots? What will happen to those who couldn’t afford even $30, how they will compete for this algorithmic bats? It seems in the near future we will start judging a player not by his /her talent in the field but by their efficient bats.All these questions sum up into one ….are we going to have all our environment, living or non-living completely perfect in the near future? If this is so then definitely we would one day have a perfect human race free from all diseases and mortality. We would deal with all the perfect objects like a perfect pen to write an answer which could score not less than a 100 out of 100. Ultimately men will be free from sorrows, free from pain, free from every bondage and thus end the very meaning of life that is “a rose of thorns” as said by Mother Teresa.In future humans might evolve beyond natural genome sequencing gifted by God. Just like the law of the universe which says that if there is no darkness there will be no brightness. It will end the taste of success, happiness, joy since there will be no bitterness to taste. The way we are heading in such a hurry, to conquer the universe seems to backfire on us.As every action has equal and opposite reaction we might end up to into some fictitious world of artificiality without any realism. Let’s wait a while and think over it …………let’s try to create the world a better place to live for our future generation rather than an easier place to live for us.As it is rightly said:“Our earth is not an inheritance from our ancestors,But a loan from our future generation”-MAHATMA GANDHI
EDF Energy said the company plans to extend the lifecycles of four nuclear power plants in the U.K. before shutting them down. Ex-New York power market CEO named interim ERCOT CEO Suitors for halted Bellefonte nuclear project ask TVA to consider climate in reviving sale Linkedin EDF Energy said it will extend the closure dates for Heysham 1 and Hartlepool by five years to 2024, and Heysham 2 and Torness by seven years to 2030. Two government policies in the works have given EDF the confidence to push back the scheduled closure dates of the plants. The Carbon Price Floor encourages generation from low carbon sources like nuclear, while the Capacity Market ensures the U.K. has the power it needs. Facebook EDF Energy to Extend Operating Life of 4 UK Nuclear Plants 2.16.2016 NuclearO&MReactorsRetrofits & Upgrades Previous articleNuclear Power Plant Safety Upgrades for Extended Continued OperationNext articleTalen Sells Coal-Fired Power Plant in Maryland chloecox Facebook Subscribe to Nuclear Power International magazine Twitter “In today’s extremely challenging market conditions, our belief that Government policy will be maintained and strengthened gives us the confidence to invest in our nuclear stations,” said Vincent de Rivaz, CEO of EDF Energy. “This gives customers the best value low carbon electricity available.” EDF did not make a final decision on the Hinkley Point C project, but said that final steps are “well in hand” to begin construction soon. Twitter New Jersey utility regulators extend zero-carbon breaks for PSEG nuclear power plants RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TAGSEDF By chloecox – No posts to display
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. 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. SIGN UP Great Britain has won the 2013 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing by just one point after an epic battle with last year’s champions, Germany.The series went right to the wire at the final event, Boekelo (NED), at which Germany scored an emphatic team victory, but the British have run a well-orchestrated campaign with a pool of up-and-coming younger riders and, with the best five results to count, they just secured the win.The two countries, the only nations to contest all six competitions in the series, have been neck-and-neck all season.Britain started slowly with fifth place at Fontainebleau (FRA) in March, but this was the score they would drop in the final calculations. They then established a pattern of consistency with wins at Houghton Hall (GBR) in May, and Montelibretti (ITA) and Waregem (BEL) last month, plus second places at Aachen (GER) in July and at Boekelo.“We made a big effort with the series this year, so we’re absolutely thrilled to come out on top in what was a very exciting finish to a successful concept,” said Britain’s team manager, Philip Surl.“The Germans have been brilliant and taken some beating, but I think we’ve shown consistency with our younger riders who have all worked hard and got into the spirit of the competition, and I hope it will give us plenty to build on for the future.”Germany, the gallant runners-up in the 2013 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing, won at Fontainebleau and Aachen as well as at Boekelo, and were second at Houghton Hall (GBR) in May, but they had to count one of their third places at Montelibretti and Waregem in the final tally, and that was enough to give Britain the edge.“We knew that the series was going all the way to the wire, so we put as good a team together as we could from the riders entered at Boekelo,” explained German team trainer Christopher Bartle.“We have certainly been riding the wave this year, but we know that nothing lasts forever and we don’t have that big a pool of riders to choose from, so we’ve been experimenting with different combinations in our teams this year.“We had Peter Thomsen and Horseware’s Barny as our anchors at Boekelo, but it was very pleasing to see how well Michael and Ingrid’s young horses went and to have a younger rider, Julia Krajewski, coming up through the ranks.”As anticipated, the popular Dutch fixture at Boekelo, the only CCIO3* of the series (the other legs are CIC3*s) was the most hotly contested of the season, with 13 nations sending teams, including Russia for the first time.Ireland finished third, France fourth and Italy fifth, with only the top five teams managing to finish with three or more riders and avoid incurring a 1,000-point penalty.The three-rider New Zealand team finished in last place as none of them completed the competition, but Lizzie Brown, took the individual honours with her non-team horse, Henton Attorney General.A combination of wet footing, the result of torrential rain, and course designer Sue Benson’s (GBR) clever twists, turns and endless variety of accuracy tests, made for an exciting and challenging day’s Cross Country at Boekelo.Germany was the only nation to have all four riders complete, with Peter Thomsen, riding Horseware’s Barny, finishing best, in individual second place.Olympic, World and European Champion Michael Jung, on an exciting new young horse, the eight-year-old mare FischerRocana FST, was eighth, and European silver medallist Ingrid Klimke was ninth on Hale Bob 3.Both riders achieved the optimum Cross Country time of 10 minutes 30 seconds but subsequently picked up 12 faults apiece in the Jumping phase. However, Germany was far enough ahead of Britain for it not to affect the team standings.Britain was only five penalties in arrears after Dressage, but began to slip behind as Cross Country time penalties piled up.Kitty King was the highest placed of the quartet, finishing fifth on the stallion Persimmon, and Laura Collett (Allora 3) was 17th. Izzy Taylor (KBIS Starlet), who had been the discard score after Dressage, was one of only four riders to achieve the optimum Cross Country time for 19th place.Anchorwoman Gemma Tattersall, who could have closed the gap with Germany, was eliminated for a Cross Country fall when Chico Bella P landed steeply at the drop into the second water complex at fence 18.Sweden was third after Dressage, but Niklas Lindback, the individual leader on Cendrillon, fell at fence 16 and Anna Hilton parted company from Matrix W at fence 18.Alice Naber-Lozeman (NED), a member of the ninth-placed Dutch team, finished 13th on Peter Parker and took the Dutch national title.Once again, the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing, which began in 2012, has proved to be an incentive and inspiration for team managers as a way of giving both experienced and up-and-coming riders championship practice.The FEI’s Eventing Director, Catrin Norinder, confirmed that the series will continue in 2014 and that the FEI is hoping to announce the arrival of a sponsor in the near future.“Congratulations to the British and German teams for well-planned campaigns and for travelling to all six events to make it such a thrilling finish,” she said. “Several other nations made great efforts to enter into the spirit of the competition and it was an exciting contest this year. The series is clearly working as well as we hoped it would, and we are already planning for next season. We will have news of next year’s calendar and hopefully a sponsor soon.”Results1 Germany, 148.6Peter Thomsen/Horseware’s Barny, 44.2; Michael Jung/fischerRocana FST, 51.0; Ingrid Klimke/Hale Bob, 53.4; [Julia Krajewski/Lost Property, 79.6]2 Great Britain, 171.0Kitty King/Persimmon, 48.0; Laura Collett/Allora 3, 60.0; Izzy Taylor/KBIS Starlet, 63.0 [Gemma Tattersall/Chico Bella P, EL Cross Country]3 Ireland, 222.0Camilla Speirs/Portersize Just A Jiff, 50.6; Sarah Ennis/Stellor Rebound, 58.0; Austin O’Connor/Balham Houdini, 113.4 [Katie O’Sullivan/Cooley Blue Flame, EL Cross Country]4 France, 222.8Eric Vigeanol/Qatar de Puech Rouget, 64.2; Karim Florent Laghouag/Qualson de L’Ehn, 74.8; Caroline Chadelet/Kadessia, 83.8; [Geoffrey Soullez/Madiron de Liot*HN, EL Cross Country]5 Italy, 308.6Marco Biasia/Neptune de Sartene, 94.4; Arianna Schivo/Quefira de l’Ormeau, 100.2; Evelina Bertoli/Leitrim Orient Express, 114.0 [Stefano Brecciaroli/P’tit Paul de Terry, EL Cross Country]6 Sweden, 1129.6Viktoria Carlerback/Volt af Kallstorp, 65.20; Hannes Melin/Piccadilly Z, 64.40; Niklas Lindback/Cendrillon, EL Cross Country [Anna Hilton/Matrix W, EL Cross Country]7 USA, 1,159.4Boyd Martin/Trading Aces, 68.0; Elizabeth Halliday/Fernhill by Night, 91.4; Lauren Kieffer/Veronica, EL Cross Country8 Belgium, 1,172.0Rik Geirnaert/Zaferlina MH, 81.0; Stephanie Andrimont/Ulano de Slozen, 91.0; Jarno Debusschere/User Friendly, RET Cross Country9 Netherlands, 2,057.2Alice Naber-Lozeman/Peter Parker, 57.2; Tim Lips/Concrex Oncarlos, EL Cross Country; Florinoor Hoogland/Captain Henessy, EL Cross Country; Althea Bleekman/Ziomf, RET Cross Country10, Australia, 2,076.6Emma Dougall/Belcam Bear, 76.6; Christopher Burton/Graf Liberty, EL Cross Country; Paul Tapner/Wickstead Didgeridoo, EL Cross Country [Andrew Hoy/Cheeky Calimbo, WD before Dressage]11, Switzerland, 2,083.4Ilona Ludi/Apart lll CH, 83.4; Felix Vogg/Onfire, WD before Jumping; Sebastien Poirier/Tarango de Lully CH, EL Cross Country [Jasmin Gambirasio/That’s It, EL Cross Country]12, Russia, 2,080.0Igor Atrohov/Indigo Pyreneen, 84.0; Alexander Markov/Kurfustin, EL Cross Country; Elnira Nabieva/Chabanak, EL Cross Country13, New Zealand, 2,101.0Mark Todd/Up n Go, WD before Jumping; Lizzie Brown/Playtime, EL Cross Country; Blyth Tait/Xanthus lll, RET Cross CountryFull individual results here. Tags: FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews Email*