Canadian Solar secures $100m credit from EDC

first_imgCanadian Solar secures $100m credit from EDCChinese solar developer signs financing agreement with Export Development Canada for sum of $100 million to enable the firm to expand its global project development activities. September 21, 2016 Ian Clover Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share China’s Tier-1 solar company Canadian Solar has announced today that it has signed a US$100 million financing agreement with Export Development Canada (EDC) that will enable the company to further its global activities of project development. The agreement sees EDC agree to provide guarantees or letters of credit to the total of $100 million, with Royal Bank of Canada and Toronto Branch of China Construction Bank Corporation serving as fronting banks on the facility, Canadian Solar said in a statement. According to Canadian Solar CEO Shawn Qu, the backing offered by EDC will enable the solar company to improve its financial flexibility on capital allocation for new solar projects. 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Japan-US bilateral DFI co-financing agreement to bolster private sector

first_img Generation AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector BRICS TAGSJICAOPICprivate sector investment Previous articleIRENA behind sector cross-pollination with decentralised energyNext articleBrazilian natural gas industry is promising, states report Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. Finance and Policy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Featured image: Stock The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) for promoting mutual co-financing to the private sector in developing countries. The MOC was signed by OPIC executive vice president, David Bohigian, and JICA chief economist and chief representative of the JICA US office, Ryosuke Nakata.In a company statement, the Japanese firm noted that it signed the MOC in order to deepen its cooperation and partnership with OPIC, which has an extensive and long-term track record of private sector financing in developing countries. Read more: Rwanda obtains grant to expand power distribution facilitiesAdditionally, the agreement will help to appropriately meet the financing needs of developing countries through cooperation between Japan-US bilateral DFIs.Through the sharing of best practices for co-financing projects, discussions and other measures, the MOC aims to expand support for effective work by the private sector in project formation and the due diligence process in developing countries with a stronger partnership with OPIC.JICA will continue to proactively solve development challenges by meeting the demand for private sector finance in developing countries.last_img read more

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Lockdown should be extended

first_imgThe extension of lock down is a fit case as there are rise in confirmed cases and casuality too. ICMR has spoken that India has entered in Phase III but the government has played down that still the curve is not very steep. The tests being conducted have been increased and people have been advised not to move around. Some of the hotspots have been sealed and quarantine facilities are increased. The government is managing all preventive equipments and also ordered large number of ventilators. In another 15 days and 3 days left from this lockdown the government preparation could be excellent and hence tracing testing and isolating stretegy can act accurately. This is the reason Harsh Vardhan has spoken in the public media that curve is likely to be flat which means equal number of confirmed cases every day and by 10 May the curve can begin to bend inward. No doubt there would be colossal losses but the point is once it spread in the community the medical cost would be too higher than the economic losses. Therefore the police is showing no leniency and the administrative control is tightenedlast_img read more

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Is it ok to fight in front of kids?

first_imgRohan was scared, he was peeping from the door. What was that thing he was afraid of? His parents were shouting at each other, they were arguing and fighting. But while fighting they didn’t care about little Rohan who was 6 years old. For them, it was more important to prove who is right and who is wrong. And this wasn’t the first time it was happening. It was almost every day’s story. Such fights affect badly the innocent mind of little children.We always think even though we fight it doesn’t affect babies and toddlers as they are too small to understand. And they won’t even remember this fight tomorrow. If your fights include a lot of harsh words, shouting’s or aggression then it may bring stress in children’s too which then results in the development of the kid like sleeping problems or learning toilet uses and all. If the fight continues then children develop communication problems, social relationship problems. As a parent, you need to keep in mind that your motto is not just to teach your child about basic hygiene but you are developing and nourishing him to live in a society where he needs to face all kinds of social relationships. He should be able to express his feelings instead of having fear in mind even to talk. When a child sees how easily their parents solved the conflicts then it boosts his confidence too.What to do when the argument is unavoidable:· Try to keep yourself cool :When the arguments create heat in the room then one of the partners has to keep his or her head cool. It’s not that if you step back means the other partner won but keeping cool is a great way to end the fight. Later you can continue this in the absence of your child.· Keep respect :While arguing you need to keep the respect of another person. You have to make sure you won’t use any such words which can hurt your partner.· Maintain the tone and language :This has been noticed a lot of times that when a couple goes into arguments they tend to lose the voice tone and language especially wives. In the great amount of anger, she tends to use such words that can hurt the male ego.· Try to find the solution :Any arguments can go for hours and hours but instead of just arguing try to find the solution. Find such a solution on which both can be easily and mutually agree then just making yourself on top.· Make your child understand :If by any chance your child is present at the time of argument then try to make him understand that mom and dad are not fighting but trying to find the solution for a particular situation.· Child should not be the cause :Whenever the fights start, make sure the child should not be the cause of the same. It happenings a lot of times that child thinks the parents are fighting coz of him and he takes the blame game which can hurt him deeply. Like if parents are making decisions about a child’s schooling or any major celebration at home these simple things can also raise any arguments.· Don’t ignore your child :Arguing and losing a temper is a very common thing but while doing keep one eye on your child too. Your child may get scared or stressed because of your arguments. The moments you notice that stop your arguments. Be with your child and try to divert his mind so he will forget what just happened.· Follow the advice of senior citizens :In a lot of Indian houses, we see the senior citizens are always trying to warn us the moment we start the fight. At such times instead of ignoring them try to understand what are they saying as they have great experience about rising a kid and they know the consequences very well.Parent’s fights can affect the child in different ways:· It effects on their academics :Children can’t concentrate on studies due to their stress caused by the fights at home. This can affect their academics and they can do poorly in the exams.· It affects their social relationships:If you see a kid who prefers to be alone is mostly going through some emotional trauma at home. These fights at home make them emotionally unstable and they can’t jell easily with others which makes them alone in society.· It develops inferiority complex :All-time fights and loud arguments can make a kid inferior to himself and an inferiority complex can be generated in such kids.· It creates horror in their mind :The fights can be highly dangerous for the child as it may create horror in their delicate mind and they can develop fear about their daily routine like getting scared of the dark, can’t go alone in the washroom, and have bad dreams, and so on.· It can make kid negative :Kids who faced a lot of in-house fights or seen such arguments all the time at home may turn negative and for them the full world becomes negative. They don’t enjoy anything around them but stay sad all the time.· It may develop a monster into them :When kids face these fights and sometimes even try to stop them at such a point’s lot of parents simply ignore the kids and keep arguing. This leaves a feeling of non-acceptance in the family and the kid starts feeling that nobody really cares for him and his parents are really cruel to him. Such situations may raise the kids with a bad aura around them and when they grow up they might become those people who like to give pain to others and enjoy such pain.It’s natural that you can’t avoid the fights all the time in front of your kids but you should try to keep cool and try to avoid it as much as you can. You have to understand that your child is an innocent personality who has a delicate heart and mind. If you can’t find the solution for your fights then go to the counselling centre but avoid the fights at home.last_img read more

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The six pillars of e-government in the rise of the digital society

first_imgCitizen centricity in action can be seen in France, where people will soon be able to track their interactions with the taxman. By 2006, taxpayers will have 24/7 online access to their finances and be able to ‘track and trace’ transactions. Reaching full integration through the creation of information and communication technology (ICT) networks requires standardisation. Given the complexity of government structures and processes, which have evolved with different, poorly co-ordinated legacy systems, few governments can afford to take the steps taken by the private sector towards a consistent standardisation of ICT. Most national e-government strategies concentrate on achieving inter-operability between systems, processes, software and networks. Closely connected to this pillar is the reorganisation of the back-office such as automating many routine administrative processes, freeing staff to focus more on the delivery of services. A study of the European public sector, Net Impact 2004, shows that governments achieve significant cost reduction only when they reorganise their back-office processes before bringing services online.Previously, power and responsibility for steering a national e-government strategy were distributed among certain ministries or agencies. This provoked a lack of co-ordination and inter-operable systems, and a duplication of solutions. Nowadays governments are discovering that they need appropriate governance on a national level. One approach has been the appointment of chief information officers similar to their role in the business world. The UK was one of the first to appoint an e-envoy with the task of co-ordinating all e-government initiatives.The fifth pillar is creating networked virtual organisations, which means joining up multiple organisations to achieve results that a single organisation could not achieve alone. This approach involves breaking down traditional structures based on separate functions and working flexibly and innovatively across boundaries to deliver better value to the citizen. Finally, there is social inclusion. All governments admit that broadband access enables the gap between the digital haves and have-nots to shrink. To this end, all e-government strategies address the issue of digital divide and try to establish social inclusion. In South Korea, the Information Network Village project helps people in remote areas benefit from free PCs and broadband, allowing access to rich media content, on topics including education and agricultural skills. E-government is not about systems and specifications, but is ultimately about how society will develop. It is this challenge that drives governments to look to internet technology to raise the bar in public services – reducing costs while improving relationships with citizens. But when developing compelling e-government strategies and implementing them on a countrywide basis, one size does not fit all.There are six common themes, or pillars, for connected government: citizen centricity, standardised common infrastructures, back-office reorganisation, governance, new organisational models and social inclusion. The core pillar is ‘citizen centricity’ – putting the citizen at the heart of public services. To reach this goal, governments must focus on three things. First, develop the capacity to act as a single enterprise so citizens feel they are being served by one organisation. Second, organise themselves around citizens’ demands and expectations. Third, develop flexible organisational structures. E-government presents enormous challenges but, looking at countries around the world with differing levels of e-government development, it becomes clear that ambitious, visionary and committed public sector officials can overcome these challenges. Infrastructures are being re-engineered to create new ways for citizens to connect to government, and for governments to connect to citizens. In its search for competitiveness, there is no doubt that the EU will need to use these new approaches to attain the best results. Willi Kaczorowski is executive advisor in the Internet Business Solutions Group of Cisco Systems’ Europe, Middle East and Africa division.last_img read more

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Mary Barbara Fallwell Huff

first_imgMary Barbara Fallwell Huff, 81, of Sour Lake, formerly of McCall Creek, Mississippi, and Nederland, Texas, died Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on June 28, 1935, to Ida Jander Fallwell and Frances Roland Fallwell.Barbara was a woman of many talents. She loved to dance, sing, and especially loved the outdoors. She was creative and adventurous, which made her a perfect Cub Scout Den Mother and Camp Fire Leader, but more importantly an excellent Mom to five stair-stepped children.  Her home was always “dressed” for the season and everyone was welcome. She was a natural leader that was always ready to lend a hand to any project.  She loved to paint, explore the beach, and shop for that “perfect deal”. She planned the most competitive scavenger hunts and served the most delicious meals. She was an author, publisher, poet, and philosopher that is leaving her family and friends with an immeasurable fortune. Survivors include her sons, Stephen R. Huff of McCall Creek, MS; Mark R. Huff and his wife, Nell, and David W. Huff, all of Beaumont; daughter, Margaret Huff Ronquille and her husband, David, of Sour Lake; son, John P. Huff and his wife, Shel, of Beaumont; fourteen grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her adored husband of 45 years, Lynas A. Huff; her beloved sister, Julia Fallwell Robbins; and loving grandson, William A. Huff. A Rosary for Mrs. Huff will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 25, 2016, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 225 West Barkley, Sour Lake. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Friday, August 26, 2016, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Sour Lake. A graveside service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Friday, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Palestine. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.center_img Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.last_img read more

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Wish Granted! Watch This Epic Trailer for Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin

first_imgMena Massoud View Comments The Grammys may be music’s biggest night, but it’s becoming a shining, shimmering, splendid one for theater fans. A trailer for the highly anticipated live-action version of Aladdin aired during the CBS broadcast. The company of Guy Ritchie’s new film includes Mena Massoud in the title role, with Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Will Smith as the Genie and Tony nominee Billy Magnussen in the brand-new role of Prince Anders. This Aladdin features the beloved original music of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, plus two new songs written with Dear Evan Hansen Tony and Grammy winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Watch the vibrant trailer below and mark your calendar: Aladdin arrives in cinemas on May 24.last_img read more

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UK triathlon industry officially launches fourth annual athlete survey

first_imgNick Rusling, Chairman of the TIA said “The association’s annual research project is of paramount importance to the continued growth of our sport and its businesses. The study provides our members with robust data upon which to make informed business decisions. Each year our understanding of Britain’s multisport community grows, and the way we operate our businesses evolves in line with this insight.”Jack Buckner, Chief Executive of the British Triathlon added “The Rio year is tremendously important to triathlon as it represents the sport’s biggest shop window. We must work collectively both as a sport and as an industry group to leverage the momentum that the Games bring, and the TIA data will be invaluable in helping us to fuel growth, participation and performance.’The Triathlon Industry Association comprises event organisers, equipment manufacturers, tour operators, retailers, distributors and media.www.triathlonindustryassociation.org To greet the arrival of 2016, with Rio now just months away, the Triathlon Industry Association (TIA) is today officially launching its most in-depth study of the multisport community to assess the state of health of the sport and its associated businesses.With just seven months to go before the British team travels to Rio to try to build upon the fantastic feats of the Brownlees in London, TIA has partnered with British Triathlon to gain greater insights about the rapidly growing triathlon community and to identify any barriers in the way of the sport’s continued rise.To incentivise the biggest-ever response from active, prospective and lapsed triathletes, the industry has teamed up to create an amazing pool of prizes including a training holiday to Lanzarote, wetsuits, tri-suits, goggles, sunglasses, swim training, magazine subscriptions and event entries.The total value of the prize fund is more than £6,000, with 100 prizes to be won. Prizes can be viewed at triathlonindustryassociation.org/2015-survey-prizes and the prize list is still growing! In addition to providing comparative data for the core areas of participation, expenditure and demographics, the fourth annual TIA study will explore membership levels of both clubs and the Home Nation associations, alongside the impact of new technology on the sport, both performance and training hardware and wearable tech.For non-triathletes, new and expanded questions will focus upon barriers to taking on a triathlon, plus awareness of and interest levels in Triathlon England’s GO TRI initiative.All respondents will be quizzed upon emerging areas such as swimrun, and with interest in children’s triathlon growing, whether there is adequate provision currently being made for the triathletes of the future. >> To participate in the research and be in with a chance to win one of the fantastic prizes visit: https://www.research.net/s/UK_multisport_survey_2015i. Relatedlast_img read more

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Matt Prior launches corporate events agency ONE PRO Sports Events

first_img Related Former England cricketer Matt Prior has joined forces with James Bowtell, owner of cycling holiday specialist Velusso, to form ONE PRO Sports Events.‘With more than 20 years experience in the sports events sector, this new agency aims to create packaged and bespoke events to suit specific corporate objectives, fundraising targets and events for those looking for a challenge.’The new multi-faceted agency builds on the experience of running the professional cycling team ONE PRO Cycling and the existing corporate events business from cycling-inspired lifestyle brand Velusso, which takes on events such as One More City, Adobe Offsite and the Quintessentially Foundation Charity Ride. The ONE PRO team also delivered the inaugural concept, THE 21, a Tour de France inspired event for amateur cyclists, their colleagues and friends.Agency co-founder Matt Prior spoke about the new agency. He said, “Over the past few years we’ve seen the appetite for corporate and team building events continue to grow with more focus on combining clients’ event objectives with health and wellness.“Last year’s THE 21 was a prime example of this – the opportunity to bring together different businesses, challenge individuals and create lifelong memories in the process. I’m particularly looking forward to taking the events agency into multiple sports in the coming months and am really excited to see the ONE PRO brand grow and develop since its inception in 2015.”In conjunction with its launch, ONE PRO Sports Events has also announced the second edition of ‘THE 21 Challenge’, which this year saw 75 riders tackle various blocks or, for a select few, the entire route of the Tour de France, one day ahead of the professionals. Following the recent 2020 Tour de France route announcement, final plans are being put in place for THE 21, with limited spaces now available.www.oneprosportsevents.comlast_img read more

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