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Siemens Gamesa building hybrid wind-battery storage project in the Philippines

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ReNews.biz:Siemens Gamesa is working on a hybrid energy project for Berkeley Energy in the Philippines that will combine an existing 16MW wind farm, battery storage and an in-house central control system managing the energy produced at the plant.The project is at Puerto Galera on the island of Mindoro and will provide a stable electricity supply in a location with a weak link to the grid, reducing its dependence on diesel.The plant is expected to be in full operation in the second half of 2020, following the recent signing of a supply and five-year maintenance contract including the Siemens Gamesa hybrid plant controller (HPC) system. The HPC system manages the power generated and stored at the plant and can fine tune the wind turbines to optimise the entire plant’s performance.The wind farm has been fully installed, comprising eight Siemens Gamesa 2MW turbines, while the 6MW Gamesa Electric lithium battery storage system will be set up and commissioned later this year.Siemens Gamesa said that an additional wind farm is also being negotiated, which would increase capacity by 10MW pending the issuance of appropriate approvals from the Department of Energy and other government agencies.“The plant represents a significant technological advance towards making renewables an energy source that can be used on demand,” Siemens Gamesa said.More: Siemens Gamesa delivers Philippines hybrid Siemens Gamesa building hybrid wind-battery storage project in the Philippineslast_img read more

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Measuring ROI: Using data to track mobile banking

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Mobile banking, which less than a decade ago felt like an idea from Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future, is now a widespread practice throughout the banking industry. The “big four” banks, CFI’s, and everyone in-between stand to benefit from the move to mobile devices but CFI’s stand to gain the biggest benefit. Why you ask? continue reading »last_img

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CUNA/NASCUS cybersecurity event to feature live hack, Secret Service expert

first_imgCredit unions hoping to get a firsthand–but safe–look at how a hacker might attempt to breach their systems can get just that at an upcoming symposium hosted by CUNA and National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS).The second annual NASCUS/CUNA Cybersecurity Symposium will be held in Denver Aug. 24 and 25.“Credit unions operate in an ever-changing digital environment where new risks emerge every day,” said Tracy Blaske, CUNA’s director of compliance education. “The cybersecurity symposium is an unparalleled opportunity for credit unions to prepare themselves for the countless cyberthreats we face today.”The event is meant to offer insights to credit union professionals in information technology (IT), security and compliance, as well as board members and executives.Tom Schauer of TrustCC will give a live demonstration on just how a hacker can use a few simple, readily available online tools to launch an attack on a financial institution, an attack that can eventually yield sensitive data, passwords and complete network access. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Eboni Usoro-Brown: England international says motherhood and elite sport does not have to be an either-or choice | Netball News

first_imgEboni Usoro-Brown is returning to elite netball after becoming a mother for the first time
Eboni Usoro-Brown is returning to elite netball after becoming a mother for the first time

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Maurizio Sarri fires warning to Tottenham after Chelsea’s win against Fulham

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 3 Mar 2019 5:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link961Shares Advertisement Comment Chelsea are five points off Spurs (Picture: Getty)‘As I said to you after Tottenham, we were trying to involve Tottenham in the fight,’ said Sarri.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘And I think that now they are involved. So, better two teams for four places than three for one place.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalSarri reinstated Kepa into his starting XI at Craven Cottage after dropping him for the win against Spurs.Chelsea had the Spaniard to thank in the dying stages when he saved from Aleksandar Mitrovic but Sarri was pleased with his side’s performance.‘I think that we played very well for 60 minutes. Very well,” Sarri added.‘We could have killed the match with a third goal. We didn’t kill the match and then, in the last 25 minutes, we were really very tired’‘Physically but also mentally. In seven days, we played 120 minutes in a very difficult match against City. We played 90 minutes, very expensive, against Tottenham.‘And today we had to play a very important derby against a team with a new coach, so it was a really very difficult match. I think very well for 60 minutes, and then very tired. That’s the normal reaction to our seven days.’MORE: Jose Mourinho reveals the one problem Chelsea have with Gonzalo Higuain Maurizio Sarri fires warning to Tottenham after Chelsea’s win against Fulham Maurizio Sarri is backing his side to finish in the top four (Picture: Getty)Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has warned Tottenham they’re now in a battle for the top four after the Blues’ 2-1 win against Fulham.Goals from Jorginho and Gonzalo Higuain handed Chelsea their second London derby win in a week after their 2-0 win against rivals Spurs on Wednesday.With Tottenham and Arsenal drawing on Saturday, Chelsea’s win means that there’s just five points between them in sixth and Mauricio Pochettino’s men in third.Chelsea appear to have emerged from a difficult February and Sarri’s demonstrated their new-found confidence with a warning for Spurs.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

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AP4 invests in equities fund to support children’s welfare

first_imgSwedish national pensions buffer fund AP4 has invested SEK100m (€10.8m) into a new equities fund run by RobecoSAM that singles out companies clearly supporting children’s rights and welfare.The fund – the Global Child Impact Equities Fund – has a strategy of investing in 40-60 companies that “excel in protecting children’s rights and promoting children’s welfare while exhibiting strong business fundamentals and trading below fair value”, according to the asset manager.AP4 said the fund was developed in partnership between RobecoSAM and the Swedish royal family’s foundation Global Child Forum. It said it is one of the first large investors in the fund. Mats Andersson, AP4’s chief executive, said: “In our work as a long-term investor, we must do what we can to ensure children’s well-being, as they in fact are our future.”He said it was natural for AP4 to make the investment since the investments the fund made today belonged to future generations.“We are long-term investors, and our goal is to contribute to the stability of the national pension system,” he said.Andersson told IPE childhood was now the third area of ESG focus for the pension fund, which had historically set its sights first on governance and secondly on trying to mitigate climate risk.“It is pretty obvious that, as a pension fund with a long-term horizon, you should take care of these,” he said.AP4 now plans to increase investments related to the issue of childhood over the next few years, Andersson said.Describing the strategy of the RobecoSAM fund, he said he was sure that, by picking companies with good policies in the area of children’s rights and welfare, the fund would invest in generally well-run companies.“If you look after your business well in terms of child welfare, you will probably look after the rest of your business in the same way,” he said.AP4 has so far had a similar experience with its low-carbon investments, he said.These investments, initiated four years ago, use a sector-neutral approach by excluding certain companies in each sector.“This strategy has outperformed, even though it should really outperform when we get the carbon tax, which we do not have yet,” Andersson said.RobecoSAM said the strategy used its own data on corporate sustainability, as well as information from the Global Child Forum Benchmark to rank companies based on how they performed on a range of child-related criteria.The company then constructed the portfolio by combining the resulting RobecoSAM Global Child Score with Robeco’s own quantitative valuation and momentum model.The fund’s highest sector weightings are currently financials and information technology, followed by healthcare.The largest individual holding is Roche Holding, with a 2.85% weight, followed by Cisco Systems with 2.51%.last_img read more

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Zimbabwe filmmakers optimistic amidst challenges

first_imgAfrican film-making is popular across the continent with powerhouses like Nigeria, leading the way in local productions. Now, despite a decade-long slump, it seems the Zimbabwean film industry is stirring to life, with the hopes of becoming a recognized film production center of its own in the future. TALK AFRICA: Zimbabwe Looks East Related Nigeria Nollywood Inspires Zimbabwe Filmmakers Plight of Refugees: Refugees at Kakuma Camp Optimistic Despite Challengeslast_img

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Small increase in COVID cases locally

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 430 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19.  A total of 38,033 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.  To date, 315,390 tests have been reported to ISDH at a 12.1% positive rate and 23 new deaths were reported for a total of 2,158 Hoosiers have died to date.Decatur County has a total of 235 positive cases and 32 deaths, Franklin County has 118 positive cases and 8 deaths, and Ripley County has 110 positive cases and 6 deaths according to numbers reported to the Indiana State Department of Health.last_img read more

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Defeat hurts Martinez

first_imgEverton boss Roberto Martinez admitted he and his players were hurting after their pursuit of a top-four Barclays Premier League finish was damaged by a 3-2 home loss to Crystal Palace. Press Association Martinez, whose side had gone into the contest on a seven-game top-flight winning run, said afterwards: “It is a reaction of disappointment because the result is a hurtful one, especially with the expectations we had and the real desire that we brought into the game. “I thought in the first half, we wanted to win so much that we forgot about the simple basics that you need to do to win a football game. “The way we defended carried somehow a bit of fear and that left us a bit exposed. It is not normal for us to play with that feeling. “I thought the second half was completely different – we changed the approach, it was a bit more positive and it was back to being ourselves. “But I think in every aspect the game played well into Crystal Palace’s hands today.” Palace deservedly went in at the break a goal up thanks to Jason Puncheon’s strike, and were 2-0 ahead early in the second half when the unmarked Scott Dann headed in a corner. Substitute Steven Naismith reduced the deficit with a close-range finish just after the hour mark before Cameron Jerome’s effort made it 3-1 with just over 15 minutes left. Everton piled on the pressure and Kevin Mirallas slotted home in the 86th minute, but they could not salvage a point. Martinez said: “They were probably the worst opposition we could have played – they are well organised and quite happy to sit behind the ball and hit you on the counter and in dead-ball situations. “But for us to concede those three goals shows that feeling defensively that I’m talking about. “I think we gave everything we had, though, and that we were unfortunate not to get a draw after the chances we created.” The Spaniard, whose side next play Manchester United at home on Sunday and also have to host Manchester City, stressed that he remains encouraged about Everton’s chances of making the top four. “We are disappointed with our defensive work, but we’ll move on,” he said. “We have had a very good run, we are very close to that fourth place and we are going to give everything to try to get as many points as we can between now and the end of the season. “We are in a very good position. If you look at it after the weekend (when Everton were two points ahead of Arsenal in fourth), it is a disappointment, but if you had looked at this at the start of the season, you’d think it is a magnificent position – fifth, one point behind, with a better goal difference. “It is a unique challenge and a unique opportunity. So we are excited from that point of view. “And the way we finished the second half, it gives me great encouragement that we can turn the corner on Sunday.” Palace now look safe, with this win – their fourth in a row – taking them up to 11th and 40 points, 10 clear of the relegation zone. And certainly their manager Tony Pulis is in no doubt that the job of securing survival is now complete. Pulis, who succeeded Ian Holloway in November, said; “It is a great result. “I started at Hull and we had four points. Now we have 40. “It is a remarkable achievement from the players – they have been absolutely fantastic. “I’m proud of them. I’ve just had a chat with them and said that without their effort and buying into what we’re trying to do, we wouldn’t have achieved it. “Its brilliant – I am absolutely delighted for the supporters and the football club. “It is nice to say we are going to be a Premier League club next year with four games to go.” Avoiding defeat would have seen the Toffees move back above Arsenal into fourth place in the race for Champions League football, and a win would have re-established them a two-point cushion over the Gunners. But instead, having been undone by Palace, they remain fifth, a point behind Arsenal with both them and Arsene Wenger’s men having four games each left to go. last_img read more

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Cameroun, Ghana Play to Stalemate

first_imgApart from that, the two sides served up a feast of misplaced passes, poor first touches and wayward finishing on another searing evening at the Ismailia stadium, while there were some unusual decisions from the referee.Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah was one of the few players to distinguish himself, making three key interventions to prevent a Cameroon goal.Five-time champions Cameroun stay top of Group F with four points while Ghana have a paltry two after their second successive draw.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Defending champions Cameroun and fellow favourites Ghana saturday played the second 0-0 draw in a row after eight days of at least a goal a game at AFCON 2019 in Egypt.Cameroon and Ghana, two of the most successful teams in Africa Cup of Nations history, cancelled each other out in their Group F match.Ghana nearly snatched the points in the 88th minute when Kwabena Owusu intercepted a wayward pass, charged forward and fired a ferocious shot against the bar.last_img read more

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