Brazil receives request for 392.4 MW of PV

first_imgBrazil receives request for 392.4 MW of PVThirteen requests for regulatory authorization to develop and operate photovoltaic plants worth a total of 392.4 MW have been received last week, according to Brazil’s national electricity regulator. May 21, 2013 Vladimir Pekic Installations Markets Markets & Policy Share The notices about the received requests were published in Brazil’s state gazette Diário Oficial da União (DOU). Solar energy developer Arigó Solar Energia SPE submitted a request for the registration of one photovoltaic project totaling 30 MW. The plant is to be developed in Pocinhos municipality, in Brazil’s northeast Paraíba state. The announcement was published by the Agencia Nacional de Energia Elétrica (ANEEL) in DOU on May 7. In the same issue, ANEEL revealed that developer Solyes Geradora de Energia Ltda applied for registration for two photovoltaic plants: 30 MW Sol do Sertão XV and 30 MW Sol do Sertão XVIII, in Cônego Marinho municipality, in Minas Gerais state. On May 9, the Brazilian regulator disclosed that Renova Energia, also submitted a request for registration for its 30.24 MW Caetité V photovoltaic plant, slated for construction in Bahía’s Caetité municipality. Finally, in the same DOU issue, ANEEL announced that CPFL Energias Renováveis, the third largest Brazilian electric utility, submitted requests for regulatory authorization for 10 new photovoltaic plants with a combined capacity of 302.4 MW. The plants will be developed in Ourolândia municipality, in the northeastern state of Bahia. Arigó Solar Energia SPE, Solyes Geradora de Energia Ltda and Renova Energia recently applied for regulatory authorization for seven other photovoltaic plants, according to a series of ANEEL announcements published in late March and early April. Renova Energia has until now built all of its solar projects in southeast Bahía. These plants will have polycrystalline and thin-film modules. “Renova has invested in trading of solar energy in the free energy market and believes that a dedicated solar energy auction will boost the [photovoltaic] market in the country,” the company said in its last quarterly report published in March. 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Building, giving and receiving nice words

first_imgIt is relatively easier to comfort someone than to practically endure the pain oneself. How do you console a person who has just lost someone very dear to him? Even the best motivating words in the world could sound just a shallow combination of trivial words. ‘It will be alright; my heartfelt condolences; don’t worry everything happens for a reason; Failures are the pillars of success’, etc. are what we usually say to console somebody. It is worth brooding over as to if these words meant anything significant to them. On the contrary, should we then stop saying nice things to cheer somebody up?Life is but a mix of happiness and sadness. Too many precious lives have been destroyed by our inability to manage trying and tiring circumstances. I knew people who tried to drink away their pains and in the process they ceased to exist, but their problems. There are another few lot who tend to run away from life’s challenges in the hope that their problems will disappear. In most cases, the problems only get maximized, if not multiplied, by ignoring it. Be the momentary feeling of loneliness, the acute shortage of funds to meet day’s end, sickness, loss of beloveds, failures and insecurity; it is us and only us who can make it go away. We can choose to face it or be doomed and gloomed.The same way the beautiful words we said to our friends could mean little or nothing instantly, many encouraging words people conveyed to us might sound empty sometimes. But the inner-words from our heart will help heal our wounds.  Spiritual guidance seems to work wonders for many to motivate one-self. I must however agree that in the face of extreme difficulties, our very faith in God at some point seems even questionable. But beyond that, with the passage of time, it becomes evidently clear that there is someone who loves us in spite of everything. To reach to that realisation will however beseech one to just hang in there.I did not want to meet anyone. In the midst of hundreds, I feel like being alone on top of a mountain and every word people told me sounded like an echo reverberating over the vales and hills. I was hell-bent in my belief that nobody and no words could ease my sorrow. But several years down the line, I remember a friend who said, ‘This too shall pass. May God give you the strength to overcome this irreparable loss of yours.’ His words then neither remove my grief nor did it brighten me up but now when I look back, it does feel good to know that there are people who care for you. I’d ask myself will I be able to understand the power of comforting words had nobody condoled my loss?In as much as words might be inadequate to fill the emotional gap when one is down, it will be incorrect to do away with encouraging words altogether. Our kind words may not necessarily cure a wounded heart but it will surely work its worth. When the momentary feeling of enveloping one’s problem passed, the heart rekindles the kind words earlier heard and values the warm feeling of being comforted by people who cared. It does help lighten the burdens and gladdens the mind. In that thought we ought to only be grateful when somebody says nice things to us and we ought to be saying beautiful things to people in their highs and lows.  Let us thence build many positive words within us and spread even more, for given the happenings around us, we will need loads of them to survive in this world. As they say, ‘ kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.’  May beautiful words continue to flow from our lips and nibs.last_img read more

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Focus Financial acquires $675 million RIA

first_imgFocus Financial Partners has acquired Rollins Financial, a registered investment adviser headquartered in Atlanta that manages $675 million, in a move that expands Focus Financial’s footprint in the Southeast. Marketing that turns skeptical strangers into prospects Rollins Financial was founded in 1990 by Joe Rollins.The transaction, the terms of which were not disclosed, is expected to close in the second quarter.[More: Focus Financial launches secondary offering]last_img

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Senior Development Officer

first_imgWhy work for us?Middlebury College has been selected to receive the 2021 Governor’sExcellence in Worksite Wellness Silver award! This award recognizesVermont workplaces that have made significant efforts towardsimproving employee wellness.Middlebury College employees enjoy a high quality of life withexcellent compensation; competitive health, dental, retirement, andvision benefits; and educational assistance programs.Middlebury is an equal-opportunity employer where diversity,equity, and inclusion are core values. To this end, the Collegerecruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students fromacross the United States and around the world. Middleburyencourages applications from women, people of color, people withdisabilities, and members of other protected classes andhistorically underrepresented communities. Middlebury also invitesapplications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitmentto advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.jeid-2ec06016daa581498a2fdd14b0cc9eb6 Senior Development OfficerWould you like to represent an exceptional global liberal artsinstitution with campuses in Vermont and California, as well aslocations across the world? If you enjoy raising money for theliberal arts, languages, experiential learning and/or theenvironment, we would like to hear from you. Middlebury College isseeking a Senior Development Officer to join our team of seasonedfundraisers as we launch our next comprehensive campaign. Under theleadership of President Laurie Patton, we have completed astrategic planning process and have identified our campaignpriorities. If you are passionate about a rich and diverse liberalarts environment, have a penchant for building relationships, andare interested in traveling domestically with some internationaltravel, predominantly to Asia, then come join us!For more information, or to apply please visit:https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/23088last_img read more

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Broadway performances suspended for the rest of the year

first_imgBecause of Covid-19, the industry is weighing how to implement “screening and testing, cleaning and sanitizing, wayfinding inside theaters, backstage protocols and much more.”Charlotte St. Martin, the League’s president, told the Times she was “cautiously optimistic” about protocols the industry was developing.“As long as they hold up, I do think that after the first of the year, a rolling rollout of shows reopening is possible,” she said.Broadway shows were halted on March 12, before the state shutdown was implemented on March 22.Of the 31 shows that were running, the Disney musical, “Frozen,” Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” and the Martin McDonagh play, “Hangmen,” have all said they will not return to the stage after Broadway reopens.The pandemic has frozen New York City’s travel industry, leading hotels and other tourism-dependent businesses to suffer. The loss of tourism alone could drain the city of $1.8 billion in tax revenue from hotels, according to a recent report. [NYT] — Sylvia Varnham O’Regan This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Broadway’s Imperial Theatre (Getty)For theatre lovers waiting to get tickets to Broadway’s most in-demand shows, the wait just got even longer.The Broadway League announced Monday that theatres will remain closed until at least the end of 2020, with some uncertainty over when shows will reopen. People who have tickets for performances up to January 3 will receive refunds, according to the New York Times.“Returning productions are currently projected to resume performances over a series of rolling dates in early 2021,” the League, a national trade association, said in a statement.The news comes after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that gyms, malls and movie theaters would remain closed past the state’s fourth phase of reopening. New York City is currently in phase 2, which allows for outdoor dining and real estate services to resume.Read moreHere’s what won’t reopen in New York’s phase 4Hotel distress could strip NYC of $1.8B in tax revenuelast_img read more

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Deutsche Bank probed in Manhattan DA’s Trump Org investigation

first_imgDeutsche Bank CEO Christian Sewing and President Donald Trump (Sewing by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images; Trump by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)New York prosecutors’ investigation into the Trump Organization may run even deeper than was previously known.The Manhattan district attorney’s office subpoenaed Deutsche Bank last year as part of a criminal investigation into President Donald Trump’s business practices, according to the New York Times.Two sources familiar with the matter told the Times that the German bank — Trump’s main lender since the 1990s — complied with the subpoena, providing prosecutoes with financial statements and other records related to Trump’s loan applications.The grand jury inquiry was originally focused on hush-money payments made by the Trump campaign in 2016 to women who claimed they had affairs with Trump.However it has since broadened out: A new filing this week from the DA’s office cited “public reports of possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization.” It also indicated prosecutors were looking into possible bank and insurance fraud.Prospectors have also been trying to obtain Trump’s eight years of the president’s personal and corporate tax returns — a lengthy battle that recently went to the Supreme Court.Trump has described the investigation as a “continuation of the worst witch hunt in American history,” and “a terrible thing that they [Democrats] do.” [NYT] — Sylvia Varnham O’Regan This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

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Transdev celebrates its staff at its first ‘Amazing Awards’

first_imgTransdev held its first ‘Amazing Awards’ on 17 November at the National Media Museum in Bradford, hosted by actor and comedy star Dave Spikey.The winners line up at Transdev’s first ever ‘Amazing Awards’ celebration last weekThe eight winners of the awards were nominated by their colleagues, and selected from a shortlist of 34 of the company’s teams and individuals, based at bus depots throughout Transdev’s operating area across Yorkshire and Lancashire.Alex Hornby, CEO of Transdev in Yorkshire and Lancashire, presented the awards.The eight categories included: Apprentice of the Year, Eco Warrior, Rising Star, The ‘A’ Team The Hero, The Lifetime Star Engineer of the Year and The Dream Driver.last_img

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Man dies in Elkhart County after attempting to outrun the police

first_img WhatsApp Twitter (Photo supplied/Elkhart Truth) A man died Saturday morning after attempting to escape from police after a chase.It happened shortly before 6:30 in the area of Bristol Street and County Road 10 in Elkhart County. Police say the suspect refused to stop and led them on a chase headed north on CR 5.The vehicle struck concrete barricades at the end of the road and was pronounced dead at the scene after unsuccessful attempts to revive him.This case is currently being investigated by the Elkhart County Homicide Unit. Man dies in Elkhart County after attempting to outrun the police Twitter Google+ Previous articleBicyclist struck by car in Cass CountyNext articleWeather officials confirm 4 tornadoes in central Indiana Tommie Lee IndianaLocalSouth Bend Market By Tommie Lee – June 16, 2019 0 272 Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

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Democratic debate reveals party caught between boldness and realism

first_imgThat was a vivid line, but there were others on the opposite side. The Green New Deal, which mixes environmental goals on climate change with a promise of guaranteed jobs for every American would be “a disaster,” said Hickenlooper, adding, “You might as well FedEx the election to Donald Trump.”One notable aspect of the evening, spurred in part by decision of CNN moderators, was that candidates who have previously been marginalized in the race, were often the main people waging the case on behalf of moderate policies and incremental goals. These included Delaney, Klobuchar, Hickenlooper, and Ohio Representative Tim Ryan. Candidates who once had touted centrist beau ideals, including South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Representative Beto O’Rourke, did not command disproportionate shares of time or deliver many of the most evocative moments.Buttigieg, who had previously endorsed decriminalizing illegal border crossings, seemed to downplay the significance of that stand.Warren and Sanders both articulated deep disdain for what they regard as the ethical vacuum in corporate America.“When I am president, illegally crossing the border will still be illegal,” he said. “We can argue over the finer points of which parts should be handled by civil law and criminal law but we have a crisis on our hands, not just a crisis of immigration but cruelty and incompetence that is creating a humanitarian disaster on our southern border.”The most exotic voice on the stage, author Marianne Williamson, said she “normally is way over there with Bernie and Elizabeth” on ideological issues, but that on Medicare for All, “I do have concern about what the Republicans would say and that’s not just a Republican talking point. I do have concern that it will be difficult. I have concern that it will make it harder to win, and I have a concern that it will make it harder to govern.” It wasn’t exactly an invigorating evening. It was too long (closing in on 2 hours, 45 minutes) and too disorienting (candidates clamoring to be heard; moderators laboring with impatient “thank yous” to shut down answers that went over time) for that.But in its discursive way it was illuminating: The debate showed a party arguing seriously about the inherent tension between boldness and realism, passion and prudence, on such topics as improving health care, immigration, taking on wealthy interests, and the best way broadly to energize average voters.At least a half-dozen of the first eight opening statements — Warren and Sanders were nine and ten — included explicit or implied rebukes of the leftward tilt of the party.It was the relative absence such argument that made the first round of debates, last month in Miami, so striking. In those encounters, some challenges, like finite financial resources, or the political reality that large swaths of middle America that Democrats need to win Congress or the presidency have been hostile toward robust liberalism, seemed to be waved away by proclamation. Candidates who disagreed often muffled their views, and previous records, leaving the impression of an unconsidered swerve to the left on such issues as abandoning Obamacare and abolishing private health insurance, or decriminalizing illegal border crossings and giving government health care to undocumented immigrants.In Detroit the dissenters found their voices, and even those who had previously staked out bold positions seemed to be injecting a bit of squish in their language.At least a half dozen of the first eight opening statements — Warren and Sanders were nine and ten — included explicit or implied rebukes of the leftward tilt of the party. One Democratic divide on display was not so much ideological as moralistic. Warren and Sanders both articulated deep disdain for what they regard as the ethical vacuum in corporate America. Sanders talked about “crooks on Wall Street” and “crooks” in the pharmaceutical industry. Warren said big companies use trade and health care policies to “suck more profit out for themselves and to leave the American people behind.”This left a sharp, if implicit divide between those Democrats who don’t think business defaults to amoral or immoral. Both O’Rourke and Delaney talked about their entrepreneurial experiences starting companies.A note of interpretive caution: If the Miami debates tended to create an exaggerated impression of the party’s leftward drift, people should be alert of viewing Detroit as equally abrupt lurch to the center.Even avowed centrists like Delaney talked about the need to recognize health care as a universal right, and supported raising taxes on the wealthy to support progressive change. Klobuchar, among others, assailed the NRA and argued that effective leaders can pass gun laws without abandoning red-state voters. Bullock talked of beating the influence of the Koch brothers’ political network.The inescapable conclusion: Democrats are indeed a party becoming steadily more progressive and aggressive, even if they are zig-zagging a bit along the path. Also On POLITICO 5 things we learned from the US Democratic debate By David Siders and Christopher Cadelago Democrats are veering left. It might just work By John F. Harris WASHINGTON — The assignment of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to the same debate stage in Detroit Tuesday night was random chance, but turned out to be a well-timed and clarifying event.There was the possibility that the two heroes of the left would sharpen the differences between them in the competition over who is the fairest of them all. But very little of that came to pass.Instead, the combined Warren-Sanders presence emboldened most other voices in the first round of a two-night debate to say they wouldn’t enter the derby over who is most ideologically pure. The real argument, they urged, should be over who is most credible general election adversary to Donald Trump and potential president in 2021. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said the first round of debates featured “wish-list economics” that suggests a party talking to itself rather than listening to voters. Former Representative John Delaney said “bad policies like Medicare for all, free everything, and impossible promises … will turn off independent voters and get Trump reelected.” Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said “not one of those 40 Democrats” who flipped formerly Republican House seats in 2018 support the more extreme positions of Sanders and Warren. Senator Amy Klobuchar said she has “bold ideas but they are grounded in reality.”Throughout the evening, Warren and Sanders did not shrink from the challenge. Instead, they seemed to work in tandem to advocate for a less cautious, defensive-minded brand of progressive activism.The combined Warren-Sanders presence emboldened most other voices in the first round of a two-night U.S. Democratic debate | Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesWarren said Democrats “should stop using Republican talking points” in debating health care among themselves.On the question of electability, Sanders boasted, “Well, the truth is that every credible poll that I have seen has me beating Donald Trump, including in the battleground states of Michigan, where [in 2016] I won the Democratic primary, Wisconsin, where I won the Democratic primary, and Pennsylvania.”“I get a little bit tired of Democrats afraid of big ideas,” Sanders rasped.Warren, at another point, added: “I don’t understand why anybody goes through all the trouble of running for president of the United States to talk about what we can’t do and shouldn’t fight for.”last_img read more

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German Army Medics Arrive in Portugal to Fight Pandemic

first_img“It might not seem like much,” Temido said of the eight ICU beds, “but let me tell you it’s a lot, especially for a health system that’s under heavy pressure and where the coming days will be critical.” Almost 7,000 people are currently in hospital with the virus, with almost 900 in intensive care. Hospital wards and ICUs were on average at 94% of capacity at the start of this week, according to Portuguese health officials. The medics are being given temporary credentials to work in Portugal, which provides liability insurance for any claims against them. They are exempt from the usual requirement for foreign doctors of being able to speak Portuguese. Almost 7,000 people are currently in hospitals with the virus, with almost 900 in intensive care. Portuguese Health Minister Marta Temido said they would be deployed at an intensive care unit at Lisbon’s Hospital da Luz with eight beds. The unit had not been used so far because of a lack of medical staff. The eight doctors and 18 nurses arrived at the Figo Maduro military airport in the Portuguese capital aboard a Luftwaffe transport plane. LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A German army medical team flew into Lisbon on Wednesday to help Portugal cope with a pandemic surge that has made it the world’s worst-hit country by size of population. The arrival of foreign help coincided with the launch of Stage Two of Portugal’s national vaccination plan. European Union countries helping each other in times of crisis is common. Germany has also provided help during the pandemic to Italy and France, among others. The unit being deployed would rotate outevery three weeks German army personnel disembark from a German air force airplane after it landed at Lisbon airport, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. The airplane is bringing 26 German army medics along with medical equipment to help out at Portuguese hospitals under stress from the recent increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations. (AP Photo/Armando Franca) Though the growth of new cases has slowed in recent days, hospitals are still bracing for weeks of many new admissions because of a time-lag between diagnosis and possible need for hospitalization. Health services began Wednesday the process of inoculating some 900,000 people above 80 years of age, or above 50 with underlying health problems, over the next two months. Portuguese authorities have recently spent frantic weeks rushing to turn every available space into makeshift areas for COVID-19 beds. Prime Minister António Costa said that in the first phase during January more than 400,000 people were vaccinated, mainly residents and staff of elderly care homes, frontline health workers and security forces. He said the challenge of the third phase of the plan, when the rest of the population is due to be inoculated, depends on how quickly manufacturers can provide their vaccines. By BARRY HATTON Associated Press German ambassador Martin Ney said the unit being deployed would rotate out every three weeks. “This is a long-term effort,” he said. “We are now making a big leap forward,” Costa said of the second phase. Temido said the deployment addresses an acute problem in Portugal: a shortage of human resources in the public health system, which has been stretched to the limit after a January spike fueled by a fast-spreading COVID-19 variant first identified in England. All contents © copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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